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Runner's World Training Journal Spiral-bound – Bargain Price, September 19, 2006
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From the Back Cover
After nearly four decades of running, more than 100,000 miles logged and something like 12,000 separate entries in my training journals, I have three favorite days: one, the day I won the Boston Marathon (of course); two, the day i got married (of course); and three, the day I got married again (hey, no one's perfect, and the second time around was particularly sweet).
Here, in short, is what I wrote in each of those three log entries.
April 19, 1968: "27 miles, including 26.2 miles in Boston Marathon. I won! Felt great the whole way until side stitch the last 2 miles. But I struggled through it."
November 1, 1970: "20 miles, really hard, with a bunch of my running friends who are here for the wedding. The last 5 miles, we were practically racing. What a competitive group!"
July 4, 1995: "3-mile jog in the Groton Long Point July 4th fun run with Cristina, Gary, Dan, Laura, Bill and Jeff. A gorgeous sunny, dry day. We couldn't have hoped for anything better." [Note--The names mentioned, in order: the woman I would marry several hours later; my brother, who performed the ceremony; my two teenage kids; my brother-in-law; my nephew.]
My changing priorities are clear. Once I ran for speed and distance. Now I run for health and friendship and release--to enjoy 30 or 40 minutes away from the phone and the computer. I still seek challenge on occasion, and still enter races when they appeal to me. But mostly I run to clear my head of the day's swirling activities and to enjoy the wondrous thoughts and images that rush in to fill the void.
I hate to admit it, but I've never been any good at keeping a journal--one of those personal diaries that chronicles all the highs and lows of a life. Instead, my best efforts have gone into my training logs. There's no screeplay or Pulitzer Prize int he dozens of these logs I've kept over the years, arranged a bit haphazardly across the bottom tier of a bookcase, but they're good friends, and that counts for a lot.
Thumbing through the pages, I'm carried instantly to the places I've run and the people who have sweated at my side. In high school, we ran through--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
For each day, there is a space to fill in the route you took, distance and time, any cross-training you did, how you felt, and thoughts. At the end of the week, there is a place to record your weekly total miles of running, and your total milage to date.
There are 52 weeks of log space in this journal.
Start recording your milage, feelings, and thoughts now... you will benefit from it in the future... and it may even give you some laughs to see how you felt starting out.
I just started running 3 months ago and I found this journal really helpful. Just the thought of filling up the pages with my runs motivate me to do better each work. It feels great to see that your efforts are paying off when you go through the filled pages and see how your mileage has been going up. Also, I use the empty half page to put down my calories intake, my goals for the week (whether for running or for personal life) and my thoughts. It is like having a friend! I recommend this for beginning runners!
If you don't have Internet access, it would be a decent book, but Runners World's own web site (and many other sites) has a much more comprehensive online training journal that can not only log your runs, shoes, and routes, but provide detailed reports and graphs as well.
The price of the book is low enough so that it's not really a bad deal, just a little behind the times. But if you like having a written journal, it's not a bad deal.
GREAT BOOK TO BUY!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great journal, I love it! Just like the one I tracked in last year. Unfortunately this one arrived upside down 🙃 in spiral notebook. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Melanie Landrum
I've just started the year but it seems better than my old writing a paragraph after a run. It is concise and organized. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Margie McA
Good dairy, plenty of room to write comments in the Notes sectionPublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
i started using this but after a while i realized i have a thousand ways to digitally journal without having to remember, so it ended up lost under my couch until i found it later.Published 4 months ago by jacqueline
This is a great journal for any runner! Beginner or Elite!!Published 5 months ago by Kathleen Lundberg
awesome! would definitely recommend to anyone who want to keep track of their training!Published 6 months ago by Leslie Pinto