- Tracking improvement
What better motivational tool then seeing how much better you’ve got in the past month or year.
- Overcoming plateaus
If you find yourself stuck in a rut, reviewing what you’ve been doing for the past few weeks or months is often the key to figuring out where you’ve been going wrong.
- Keeping track
Of distances run, weights lifted, reps performed…
- Monitoring for over-training/injuries
Often I’ll think to myself “god, I’m feeling completely f-ed today”, then look back at my log and notice that I’ve not had a rest day for nearly a week.
- Noting food, mood and other ‘oods
It’s just handy to note down how you’re feeling – if you’re tired, achey, whether you’ve changed your eating habits – anything that could alter your results. These can all be reviewed to get a bigger picture months (or years) down the line.