A lot of athletes reflect and log their workouts, but very few truly record and evaluate what they are doing in training.
For example, grading your effort after each practice or training session can give you an immediate accountability measure to use to encourage better effort moving forward.
You can also share your logbook with your coach to further communication between the two of you. Athletes don’t always accurately voice what they think about a workout in the moment, and having a clear-headed commentary on a practice can help a coach better train their athletes.
Best practices for logging your workouts:
— Track the things that matter most to your training
— Evaluate, don’t judge
— Reflect on your wins as well as the things you can improve