Synopses & Reviews
Next to running shoes, a training diary is the most important piece of training equipment a runner owns. Whether training for a PR or just staying in shape, runners of all abilities will gain insight into their fitness and performance with The Runner's Diary
by running coach Matt Fitzgerald. This two-color training diary offers plenty of space for key data like mileage, workout time, pace/splits, heart rate, intensity, aches and pains, notes, and workout enjoyment ratings.
The Runner's Diary is much more than a record of past training; it's a tool to help runners improve. Guidelines help runners design their own season-long training plan while Fitzgerald's Target Pace Level and Intensity Factor systems help runners make sure they are on track and gaining fitness from every run. The Runner's Diary also includes handy pace charts, weekly tips, and a daily nutrition monitor.
Best of all, The Runner's Diary is undated, so runners can pick up a copy whenever their season begins.
Whether they're training for a marathon or just trying to stay in shape, runners log hundreds of miles every year. ""The Runner's Diary"" gives them a place to keep track of them all. Inspired by VeloPress' best-selling training diaries for triathletes and cyclists, this comprehensive journal allows athletes to record all the information they need to stay on target with training goals and to better understand their performance. With ample space to note distance, pace, heart rate, and effort level, runners can review their entire season or refer back to earlier workouts. Room for tracking daily vital signs like resting heart rate, soreness, and quality of sleep and nutrition helps runners keep tabs on their overall health, while a race section with space for dates, distances, and times helps them chart their progress.
About the Author
Matt Fitzgerald, runner, triathlete, and coach, is a former editor and current contributor for Triathlete magazine. He writes articles for such national publications as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Outside, Fitness Runner, and the Runner's World Web site, and serves as managing editor of the sports nutrition Web site, Pioneering Muscles. He is a prolific journalist and an authority on sports nutrition and endurance sports. Since 2005, he has authored 10 books, including Brain Training for Runners and The Runner's Body.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Training Diary
How to Plan Your Training
An Experiment of One
Long-Term Planning Calendar
Undated Diary Pages
Appendix A: Running Workouts
Appendix B: Target Pace Level
About the Author