New Compete Training Journal Brings Runners Up to Speed for Their Best Racing

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Boulder, CO, USA — November 10, 2016 — Nothing makes a runner feel quite so alive as the pre-race jitters. Racing is when we find out what works for us, what holds us back, how we stack up—and where we want to go next. Whether your next race is a 5K or an ultramarathon, the Compete Training Journal will transform your approach to competing and make sure that race day brings out the best in you. New racers will get a fast-track road map to racing success while experienced competitors will deepen all aspects of their mental game for even better performances. The journal is now available in bookstores, running shops, and online. See more at and purchase autographed copies from or

Compete Training Journal is new in the Believe Training Journal Series from professional runners Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas. Drawing from their two decades of professional racing experience, Lauren and Ro guide runners to set achievable goals, map out a training plan, log workouts, avoid mental pitfalls, set smart race strategies, train with intention, emphasize the process over goals, avoid comparison to others, get in the zone, discover strengths and weaknesses, build up a positive mental story, keep running fun, reflect on past seasons, and anticipate the next challenge.

Racing should make you sweat in a good way. With Compete Training Journal, runners will look at competition in a new way and find new reward from the running you love. Includes space for goal setting, workout log space for two seasons of racing (spring/fall), race plans and reviews, a race calendar, and pace charts for 200m to 26.2 mi.

COMPETE Training Journal
Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas
Paperback with full-color photographs and illustrations throughout.
New back cover decal removes cleanly and easily.
6″ x 7 ½”, 256 pp., $21.95, 9781937715618

Lauren Fleshman is a former professional runner, running coach, co-author of five books, and cofounder of Picky Bars, maker of real food performance snacks.  On her popular blog Ask Lauren Fleshman, she answers questions about being a pro runner, giving advice to runners of all abilities on battling injuries and overcoming plain old bad luck. Fleshman has won state championships, NCAA titles, USA Championships and finished as high as 7th in the World. Lauren won the 2015 Best Athlete Shorty Award for her social media presence and was named one of the most powerful women in running by both Runner’s World and Women’s Running magazines. She was a columnist for Runner’s World. Lauren lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband Jesse and their son Jude.

Roisin McGettigan-Dumas is an elite professional runner and cofounder of Believe I Am, maker of running products inspired by self-affirming sports psychology. McGettigan-Dumas was a four-time All-American runner and European Indoor Medalist and represented her homeland of Ireland in the 2008 Olympics. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology, an M.S. in Educational Counseling, and is a certified sport psychology consultant. Ro lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her husband Myles and their daughters Hope and Ava.

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