Believe Training Journal
Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas Velopress
The Believe Training Journal is more than a place to log your miles. It’s a tool to show a runner how to train for all aspects of running.
When a runner gets to the start line, there’s so much more that goes into that race than just time spent running. The outcome of any given race is an intersection of specific workouts, a proper diet, a strong mental approach, goal-setting, body image and overall happiness.
The book is co-authored by two women who know what they’re talking about. Lauren Fleshman is a 15-time ncaa All-American and has represented the U.S. on many teams. Fleshman has placed as high as seventh in the world amid many setbacks and injuries.
Roisin McGettigan-Dumas represented Ireland i n the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2008 Olympics and is a European Championship medallist over 1,500m. She still holds the Irish record for the indoor mile.
A training log is an invaluable tool for any runner. Taking the time to ref lect upon your training on a daily basis allows you to go back and evaluate trends in your training, draw inspiration from past workouts, set goals for the future, and even catch bad habits as they’re forming. It’s easier to identify all of these things when they’re written down.
The spaces in the book for journal entry are punctuated with helpful tips f rom Fleshman and McGettigan-Dumas, each providing their own perspective on training, nutrition, mental health, body image and the sport of running. Whether you’re a lifelong runner or someone who’s looking to get into the sport, the Believe Training Journal is the workout buddy you didn’t know you needed.— Madeleine Kelly