A Running Log Will Help Your Training_2587

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If you want to track your running progress then you need to record your activities in a daily running log. I have logged my miles regularly over the years and it really helps to look back and see the improvements in your running. A running log is also necessary if you want see how you are progressing with regard to your goals.
If you are going to participate in any road races, especially the longer distances like a marathon, then a logbook is essential to aid you in planning and following your training schedule. This is a proven way to help ensure you are properly prepared for the event.
What to Record
The two most basic parameters are the time you were out and the distance you ran. (If you have a GPS this is a no-brainer). I sometimes just record the time and approximate the distance by dividing by my estimated running pace. If you do know the distance then you can calculate your average pace for the run. This can be useful if you are following a specific training program that requires running at different speeds on different days.
A running log is also useful for recording things like:
- the course you ran,
- type of terrain,
- the weather,
- how you were feeling,
- who you ran with,
- anything else you feel is important.
In fact, your running log can become your daily diary!
Other Items
There are other things important to your running that you might want to record in your log.
- your weekly weight - always good to track this
- your pulse rate - this is an indicator of your general health and fitness. It's good to track on a weekly basis at least
- running shoes - note the date you bought a new pair, so you will know how old and how many miles usage they get.
- race results - if you are a frequent racer it's nice to have all your results together for comparison
Injury Prevention
Your running log can help you to monitor injuries by noting any discomfort you might have encountered on a run. If you do get injured it's well worth looking back over recent weeks to see if anything stands out as the cause. This can be good information for correcting the problem and for helping you to avoid it in the future.
Online Logs
There are dozens of online running logs on the web,ed hardy Necklace, and most of them are free. Just type 'Running Log' in Google and you will see what I mean. They go from the fairly basic to including things like graphs, training programs and a lot more. The downside of course is you have to be online to record your running details.
Running Logbooks
There are quite a few of these available also. Popular ones include the Nathan running log and The Running Room log. My personal favorite is a customized running logbook from Personal Logs.com (See the link below). They can produce a logbook with your name and photo on the cover. If you are training for a marathon, you can have a daily training program included, dated for a specific marathon.
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