31 Jul '13, 1am

Jot it down! Why a training journal may be your best running tool:

Jot it down! Why a training journal may be your best running tool:

Cleaning out the garage some time ago, I chanced upon some musty books of notes and numbers: my old running logs. I read them for hours, reliving the excitement of long-past good days and picking out mistakes from bad days. What began decades ago as a simple act to record the highlights of my runs has remained an enriching part of my running experience. You too can benefit from this easy and fun writing practice. As I did, most runners start by recording their times and distances, and little else. But over the months, log entries tend to expand to include route descriptions, commentary on training partners, and personal reflections on running and life. Look back a few years, and you'll find unexpected philosophy pouring out of your notes! You'll also instantly connect with the runner you were 5 or 10 years ago and relive some of your most memorable days. But the greatest b...

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