In preparation for my marathon, I’ve been reading many runners magazines, blogs, and websites who share their running experiences, nutrition, and training. One thing they’ve all recommended runners to do is create a running log, so I thought why not give it a try?
I kept a personal running log when I ran the SF Giants Half Marathon in 2016, but I thought one for the marathon would be something I could share with everyone!
In the past my running logs have only consisted of writing down my milage, time, and food, but this time I’ll be keeping track of a few more items. My running log will consist of the following:
- Mileage: how many miles I’ve run.
- Time: How long it took me to run the distance. This is a nice way to challenge myself to keep up with my old times or even beat them. It’s also very motivating.
- Course: What course I’ve run. Was it hilly, flat, on the track, on a trail? Recording the terrain will give more meaning to my running times.
- Feelings: How did my run go? Was it hard to keep my feet moving or did I feel as if I was flying? Recording how I feel will help reveal a pattern of something that is working or not working.
I’m currently feeling all types of emotions: I’m nervous, scared, but I’m also feeling very motivated and excited. As cheesy as this may sound I am especially excited to be sharing this journey with all of you!