Keep A Training Log For Running

  • By Mackenzie Lobby
  • Published Mar 19, 2013

Dr. Walker’s notes:

(a) “Stating a goal is really important for an athlete. It is what gets you out the door to train each day.”

(b) “She keeps things simple by noting the type of workout she did, which allows for comparison in the future. Some athletes prefer to include more details, like sleep and nutrition.”

(c) “The pluses and minuses are a nice visual to show that there is more positive than negative. Also, after a bad day, it shows that she bounced back.”

(d) “It’s great to see that she notes when she goes to the gym and yoga. Since her main thing is running, it helps to organize the supplementary work.”

(e) “Telling herself to ‘be safe’ is significant. A lot of athletes don’t listen to their bodies.”

(f) “It’s important to celebrate the good runs. Then you can look at the day before when she wasn’t feeling great and see that the next day’s run was a success. This helps you see what’s working and what isn’t.”

(g) “She’s positive and feeling consistent. This reflection at the end of the month lets her compare performance over time. It also offers a glimpse into her perception of how the workouts went in that phase.”

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