28 Nov '14, 5pm

How a running journal can help you plot your best running:

A few sentences about your best workout. Fifteen minutes jotting down your goals and concerns regarding the next day's contest. A chronicle of good days and bad, disappointments and successes. Could these simple acts of writing mean the difference between a PR and a subpar performance? Megan Vaccaro, a decorated cross country runner for Dominican University from 2006 to 2010 who now races on the roads, finds that getting her thoughts down on paper helps her stick to her race plan. Ernesto Ramirez, a 1:13 half marathoner from Cedar Falls, Iowa, says that his pre-race writing helps him strategize in more depth. Lauren Fleshman, a two-time national champion at 5,000m, knows that when she journals, she sleeps a lot better the night before her race. These three athletes have added an effective strategy to their repertoire–writing in a journal. What is it about writing that help...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/write-your-race...

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