Not only does it have space to keep track of runs and races but also has sections to help you figure out what your goals are for the year and what you want to get out of training.
It also encourages a more well rounded approach and encourages laying out goals in other areas of your life. Apparently I am supposed to have a life outside of running..... Huh.
Aside from realizing that perhaps I need a hobby besides running, writing in this journal has made me realize I want two things from my running:
1) I want to get faster- long term big, BIG, dream: I want a BQ and then want to get into Boston and run Boston.
2) I want to get better at long runs, more comfortable with distances beyond 13.1. Big, BIG dream: do an ultra
Obviously these are tied together. There can be no BQ without running marathons and marathons are long, ultras even longer. Along with the faster part and aside from BQing I want to get faster at the half distance.
With those goals in mind this year will be focused on getting comfortable. Comfortable with the discomfort of pushing harder and going faster and pushing harder and going farther.
What big goals/ dreams are you focused on this year?
How do you keep track of your running goals/ mileage?