From Runner’s World and AOL Running

Great article on why and how to keep a running log/journal.

Here are some tips. Check the links for other benefits and highlights.

Here are a few things you may want to record in your running log–and why:

1. A daily or weekly goal, so that each run has a purpose

2. Time of your run in minutes

3. Distance in miles or kilometers

4. Morning heart rate, to judge general fatigue level

5. Weather conditions

6. Time of day, as it may influence how you feel

7. Terrain (too many hills sometimes lead to injury)

8. Walk breaks, as they affect how you feel and recover

9. Splits from speed sessions, to gauge training progress

10. How you felt (on a scale of 1 to 10)