Cricket is a game of inches. Imagine playing in an Academy trial game when you push a ball to cover and set off on a risky single.
It’s on, but only if you can get up to top speed in a couple of strides.
You have worked on your power, speed and acceleration all winter and you fly out of the blocks, you are in by the smallest margin and go on to make a huge score, get that Academy place and on into the cricket stratosphere.
Had you been half a second slower - as the old pre-training you was - then you would have been run out and missed your chance.