logbook page LINKS
INSTRUCTIONS: Input your total mileage for each day you run. Write in the weekly total at the end of the week. Write in the monthly total at the end of the month. The calendar is kept very general in order to be adapted to any year.
Fill these out every time you run. In the Workout Details section, you should include any of the following that apply:
- specific workout details (what did you do)
- pacing info, and notable times if you timed anything
- accomplishments and challenges
- who you ran with
- anything else you want to note
Why keep a log?
Logbooks put it all into perspective and keep you in touch with your running. They make it personal; they enforce ownership of your running.
Kids and adults, regardless of cognitive ability, benefit! Logs are a fun, fantastic tool and sidekick. Even if the most you can do is note the weather, how far you went, and maybe how you felt, you have a wonderful record and pattern of your activity and progress and will be more personally engaged in the activity.
Keeping a log of your running can help to:
- keep you motivated, develop routine, learn persistence
- track your progress over weeks, months, and years
- find patterns: patterns of motivation; possible causes of injury; fatigue and overtraining
Whether you thrive on recording details or find it mundane and pointless, in time you will have a very cool record of how you progressed, where you went wrong, where you went right, and even if you don't keep at it...years from now you may look back at it with a sense of nostalgia, pride, and rekindled motivation.
Instead of issuing books to each member, I have decided to post the pages individually online. This way, you can keep your logbook as you wish and just print out new pages when you need them, and it helps keep our costs down. Size: 8.5 x 11. I suggest using a 3 ring binder. I welcome any feedback on how this is working out for you and any suggestions for changes, including graphics that would be helpful for our crew that communicates with images!
Logbooks will be encouraged at practices, and required at camp.