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sponsored: #RUNNOVATION – Training Logs

That Was Then

A calendar on the wall. A lined notebook tucked away under your bed. A spiral-bound training diary emblazoned with that year’s digits on the cover. Back in the day, training logs took a tangible form and involved scribbling notes on pages that were rarely seen by anyone’s eyes but your own.

Training logs, regardless of the form they take, have long provided a historical documentation of one’s workouts and races, a reference point for evaluating training methods and a place to reflect on particular performances. They are among a runner’s most valuable tools for reflection as well as future planning.

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This is Runnovation.

As running has evolved, so have the ways in which people document their workouts and races. While the classic paper training logs still exist, numerous electronic options are now available that allow runners to log every morsel of information imaginable: from the number of miles logged and max heart-rate readings to average pace and a detailed map of the route you just ran. Numerous smartphone apps have helped make running more social, as runners are logging their workouts instantaneously, sharing their training and encouraging others to go faster and farther than they could have ever imagined.