Whether you're training for a race or simply running to stay in shape it is critical that you keep a record of your runs. Here's a few ways it will help you...
Write Down Your Goals
Every runner has a goal, even if it's just to run 5k every week. The mere action of writing it down will bring you one step closer to realizing your goal.
Create an Action Plan
Once you have set a goal it is important to create a specific and realistic action plan for how to reach it. By gradually increasing your mileage you will enjoy the journey more and drastically reduce the risk of injury.
Be Accountable to Yourself
Goals are set and you're feeling motivated to achieve them! But then life starts getting in the way and you start missing training runs. Sound familiar? Writing your schedule down makes you more accountable to yourself and it makes you more likely to stick to your plan. Share your plan on social media for extra accountability!
Improve Your Running
If you want to get better at something you have to measure it. Keeping track of your runs allows you to see how you are improving and get a better idea of what is working or not working.
Celebrate Your Wins
When you celebrate your successes it programs your mind to be attracted to whatever caused the success and do more of it. Being able to look back over your achievements and give yourself a pat on the back is vital to your long-term running and one of the most enjoyable aspects of the sport.
Try it for 4 weeks with our Free Run Calendar and make sure you stick to it! We would absolutely love to hear about the positive effects that planning and tracking your running has had!
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