It’s Wednesday! Pat yourself on the back – you’ve made it half-way through the week 🙂
Today I’m linking up with Deb from Debruns for her Wednesday Word weekly linkup. This week’s word is organize.
I’m a Type A person and I own it. I make no apologizes for being organized. I literally CAN’T operate in chaos – it just doesn’t work for me and give me anxiety and stresses me out. I’m the type of person that has a list, for a list 🙂
If you’re training for a goal race, or planning a “racecation”, you have to be organized. Not only will it make your life easier, but it will save you a lot of time and energy as well. Here are a few ways to organize yourself to be a better runner.
Set a Training Plan
Training for a race? Awesome! Organizing your runs to fit your schedule is a big part of a successful training cycle. By setting a training plan, you take the guesswork out of how many miles to run, and when to run those miles. Once your plan is set, you don’t have to worry about that aspect and you can focus all your energy on completing the assigned run for that day. For my marathon training I also printed out my training plan and attached it to my monthly calendar as a constant reminder to get my runs done!
Keep a Running Log
I’m still a pen to paper type of gal, so that’s why I keep a training journal. I have used the Believe Training Journal the last two years. I’m a firm believer in logging your runs because it’s a great way to see progress. I know some people that even track their meals and running fuel. This way they can see what types of foods worked well for their runs.
Plan Your Outfit
This is a fun part of running for me. I really love planning my race-day outfits, otherwise known as the flat runner. This is the perfect way to lay out all of your clothing for the race, along with your bib, running gear and fuel. This ensures that you do not forget anything that you need on race day.
Are you an organized person? How do you organize your running schedule?