Conventional wisdom says you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. That especially applies to running!
Coaches and training experts often advocate for keeping a training diary, which is really just a fancy term for keeping notes after different workouts. You’ll want to record the exercises you did, how you felt, and how things like food, sleep, or weather contributed. While Runkeeper automatically tracks your stats on distance, pace, calories and more, it can be an equally effective tool in keeping this training diary. At the end of each workout, you’ll have the opportunity to fill in the notes field (where it says “How Did It Go” in the picture below). Use that field to jot down how you were feeling and why, and be sure to check back on those past activities and notes if you’re ever feeling stuck! Try it out after your next run.
Bonus: keeping notes is a great way to reflect on personal records and how you got there!