Monday I picked up a new workout logbook. I had just finished week 24 in the Ultimate Workout Log by Suzanne Schlosberg. Usually I just use the same workout log, but I was tired of the same tips and tricks, quizzes and other flavor. I was also getting tired of buying at least 2 of these a year. So, my new workout log is The Runner's Training Diary by Bob and Shelly Glover. This training log is much more bare bones. Each week is broken over 2 pages and has little boxes for mileage, shoes, heart rate and other things that are important for runners (and should be important for many avid exercisers). There is a big box for each days running, which I am using to record pretty much any exercise I do.
So far it is pretty good. I put my walking at the bottom of each big box with my other non-running exercises in the middle. My running goes near the top. I'm not sure that this will truly make me a better runner, but I'm hoping that I can get past what for me is a major hurdle. My training cycle is usually about 4 months steady followed by 1-2 months of almost nothing. The last almost nothing was right before my last half marathon. Not exactly a stunning training plan. My next half marathon is in about 10-11 weeks, and I would like to stay on target this time. I don't mind including walking in the plan, but I need to feel solid at a 10 mile run.
Running isn't the only thing I'm doing, but it is one of things I've been thinking most about. I've been doing very little at home, but I finally managed to get a library card. I've been flipping through Victorian Lace Today and Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving. I'm hoping to finish a project this week, so I can start something new (maybe from these books or more likely the vest pattern I've been eyeing). Two months is a long time for project monogamy.