Benefits of a good training journal

Written by Ryan Fyfe


Most of us have trained at one part in our lives. Chances are if youíve ever taken your training seriously youíve used a training journal or a training log.

The main difference between training journals and training logs, is what you document in them after each workout or day, etc. Training journals are just that. They are more of a journal rather than a log. They will normally include things like mental health and how you felt duringrepparttar day or your workout. They can reach a bit into some statistical information but this is normally saved for a training log.

Training logs are generally created of off some kind of a template. For example. Everyday you fill out a form that hasrepparttar 137198 same fields. Things like current weight, daily workout, diet information, are all things that can be put in a training Logon a day to day basis.

I wouldnít recommend going all one route or allrepparttar 137199 other, both journaling and logging are important to keep an effective history of your past. Iíve found out through experience and that for convenience sake itís nice to have two combined together in some way. This way itís always easy to remember to do both.

Good training practices

Written by Ryan Fyfe


To be a good athlete you must have good training practices. Training practices are more than just what you do onrepparttar track; they involve how you live your day to day life.

  • Coaching - Seeking out someone with more experience then you is always a good idea. There is no sense re-inventingrepparttar 137048 wheel when someone has already tested several methods and can save you a lot of time leading to greater effiency in your training.
  • Be Open - A huge part to becoming an experienced athlete is to keep your mind open, both to new ideas and to feedback. Request feedback. Recognize that you donít know everything and that you can learn a lot from those who are more experienced.
  • Take it slow - Set reasonable goals. If youíre a twice a week runner, donít expect to makerepparttar 137049 upcoming Olympics. Reasonable goals will keep you mentally fit and motivated to keep training. If you try to take things too quickly chances are you will get burnt out both mentally and physically.
  • Injury Prevention - I donít know of any great athlete that hasnít suffered a injury at one point in their career, and knows how devastating it can

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