Now you know you need to keep a training log, and you have your training log in hand (or on the computer). Now what do you put in that log?
Well I’m glad you asked! Really there is no wrong answer. Something to keep in mind though is that it is far better to put too much information in there than it is to put too little. You would rather be sifting through excess info to find what you need than to be wishing you had written something down. In general, I like to log these three types of info:
So you want to start your training log, but you don’t know where to start. The good news is that this is totally up to you! You need to choose the type of log that you will actually use. It doesn’t matter how fancy it is if you don’t put any information in it.
Some people like high tech journals, and some people like $1 notebooks. Here are three types of journals for just about anyone!
Some people have said “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over hoping for different results.” Too often though, we do that in our training. We do the same thing week after week, season after season, and we wonder why we don’t get any better. Want to break out of that rut? Take a look at your training log and see what you’ve been doing and what you should change!
Oh… you haven’t been keeping a training log? Here’s 3 reasons to keep a training log, and 3 ways to do it!