Well it turns out that after the wdw marathon 2015 I hadn't done any training runs so therefore, I hadn't even used that journal!
I started my "official" training for next year's marathon in August ( I know I started a month too late, but I wanted to wait until I was confident that my legs/knees were strong enough). Anyway, when I started running again is when I decided to use the journal.
The first thing I did was fill out the goals page in the front of the book. I wrote all my goals for the WDW Marathon. Yes, I did an A, B, and C goal ( I just didn't call it that at the time).
Next, I turned to the back of the book and wrote down all the races that I've completed and filled out my finish time for the ones that I could remember.
Then it was time to start filling out the data for my runs. I use my Garmin on my runs so I just easily transfer all the stats from my watch to the journal. These are the things I am able to track in the journal. There are a few items I don't consistently track.
Time of day
Weight ( this option is on the page but I don't use it)
Type of Run ( This is where I write which intervals I did)
Time (that is took for the run)
HR and HR Rest ( I don't use these either)
a 1 to 5 scale to choose how I felt about the run.
Calories burned ( I don't track this either)
Shoes I wore ( I like to know which shoes I wore on each run just in case I start to feel some pain. Also, I just realized that it was a good way to keep track of how many miles I put on each pair)
Any Additional Notes about the run (I usually fill this section out with more info about how I felt)
I Have to say I absolutely LOVE this journal. I figured documenting each thing about my run would help me take pause when an injury starts lurking or if I am consistently having bad runs I can look back and see what all the commonalities might be.
I figured this is truly the best way for me to keep track of all my runs. I know that I can always use Garmin Connect to get some of this info but I like the fact that the journal lets me write in other things about the run too. Do you track all your runs digitally or do you write them down somewhere? -M
We are linking up with TOTR where the theme is about "tracking devices".