A fitness journal can be an essential item for any triathlete to own. They can act as a training partner, helping to keep you on track with your goals and to stay motivated to continue your progress.
Fitness journals specifically designed for triathlon training offer a range of important trackers. From monitoring your mood and sleep to tracking your pace and heart rate, they’re vital for helping you keep on top of your training.
Below, we’ve chosen our favourite fitness journals for triathletes, with pages dedicated for all the important information that you want to be noting down.
Best fitness journals for triathletes
The Triathlete’s Training Diary
The Triathlete’s Training Diary is designed to be the perfect companion for triathletes to plan, record and better understand your training and performance. The pages are undated, allowing you to use them any time of year, and they’re laid out in a format that provides space for any subjective or objective performance metrics to be recorded.
Esteemed triathlon coach Joe Friel is behind this planner and it’s fully compatible with his best-selling training programs, such as The Triathlete’s Training Bible and Your First Triathlon. He even includes essential details of keeping a training log and a guide to planning out your season.
Believe Training Journal
Authors Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas created the Believe Training Journal as an essential fitness planner designed for runners. The journal features designated grid sections for recording your workout and performance information as well as space to plan and process.
The planner provides a year of undated weeks, an annual calendar, worksheets, quizzes, lists, and room for notes. The authors include their insight and experience on training, racing, recovery and more to help you get the most out of your workouts.
A nice touch is the planner’s colourful end sheets, which feature hundreds of runners from the Believe community.
Triathlon: Get Results – Train, Log, Improve, Enjoy
Written in a uniquely well-presented format, this 140-page diary is a comprehensive planner to record your workout progress. With dedicated pages for just about every metric you can think to note down, this would make a handy companion when training.
There’s space to track objective metrics like time, pace, training conditions and weather. And there’s space for subjective metrics, like mood, strategy, muscle soreness and sleep levels, among others.
Triathlon Training Log and Diary
This training planner is set up in weeks, with each week containing weekly goals, weekly training overview and seven daily training logs. The daily training log pages are where you can track the important metrics, like muscle soreness, resting HR and quality of sleep.
Plus, the minimalist cover is perfect if you’re looking to keep your planner looking simple.
Triathlon Training Ultimate Journal
This is a 170-page triathlon training planner that’s packed full of dedicated space for performance metrics. The journal spans a whole year with undated pages in a matte cover with a custom interior.
There are trackers for race results, personal bests and run benchmarks, including a range of other metrics like pace, HR and distance.
The Triathlete’s Training Diary For Dummies
For something a little simpler, The Triathlete’s Training Diary for Dummies provides instructional photos and illustrations, along with space for tracking your performance. It also includes distance charts and exercises to help prevent injuries.
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