Believe in your training; believe in yourself.
Get motivated to become the runner you were meant to be with the upcoming Believe Training Journal (Electric Blue Edition) by pro runners Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas.
Drawing from their own training and racing methods, Lauren and Ro offer a training journal that has it all: designated grids for recording data and times as well as space to process and dream. The journal offers a full year of undated weeks, an annual calendar, worksheets, quizzes, lists, and plenty of space for notes.
Lauren and Ro share their wisdom and experience throughout the journal—with thought-provoking insight on how to define goals, how to respect your body, how to deal with adversity, and how to get mentally tough for competition—all to help you find balance in your running and become a healthier, happier, and better athlete.
Top runners know a good training diary is invaluable for the insights they can reveal. The Believe Training Journal will help you explore your athletic side and pursue your own running journey.
PREORDERS of this book from velopress.com will begin shipping by September 13.
Believe Training Journal (Electric Blue Edition)
Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas
Flexi-bound synthetic cover with full-color interior with photographs and illustrations throughout. Shrink-wrapped.
6″ x 7 ½”, 240 pp., $21.95, 9781948007061
Meet the Pros
Introduction: Your Training Log, Sample Training Log, Your How-To Manual, Your Workbook, Dos and Don’ts for Beginners
Goal Setting | Dare to Dream: Defining Your Goals, Supercharge Your Chance of Success, Dare to Dream, Goals, Make Your Goals Take Shape
Approach | Make Your Mark: Personality & Performance, Personality Quiz, Tips from USA Champion Molly Huddle, Make a Plan for Personal Growth
Physical Training & Workouts | Turn the Screw: Putting in the Work, Components of a Successful Training Plan, Workouts, The Dozen
Mental Training | Face Your Foe: Meet Resistance, 10-Minute Weed Removal
Nutrition | Fuel Right: Feed the Machine, Lauren’s Top Nutrition Tips
Body Image | Respect Yourself: A New Way to Think About Body Image, Body Talk, Health and High Performance
Racing | Compete: Rise to the Challenge, Reframe Your Threats as Challenges, Head Games for Mental Toughness, The Mind’s Role in Performance, Sample Race-Day Plan
Setbacks | Stay Grounded: Dealing with Adversity, How to Come Out Stronger on the Other End of a Setback, Practice Gratitude
Resolve | Go Big: Think Like a Pro, State of Mind Quiz, New Habits
Recovery | Hit Reset: Relax & Recover, Dealing with Stress, Our Favorite Recovery Strategies, Yoga Poses to Enhance Recovery
Community | Unplug & Connect: Moving from Me to Us, Do Your Part to Make a Great Running Community
Self-Assessment | Take It In: Looking Back to Move Forward, Reflect on Your Season, Troubleshoot Your Goals
Race-Day Plans, Race Reviews, Race Calendar
Praise for the Believe Training Journal Series
“Believe Training Journal is more than just your typical training log…A comprehensive, well-designed book…Our favorite training log yet. If you’re in the marketing for a new physical training log and you need a little more inspiration to get out the door every day, try Believe Training Journal.” — Runner’s World
“Fleshman and McGettigan-Dumas have successfully meshed two beneficial training concepts: a way to log your daily miles and space to write and reflect on your runner self…For runner girls in need of a new coach, travel companion, or run bud that never complains, this leather-bound journal is a perfect choice.” — Competitor magazine
“Record progress alongside daily inspiration and tips from pro women runners.” — SELF
“Just started dating a sporty woman? Go for something low-key yet thoughtful like this inspirational [Believe I Am] training journal. If she’s training for her very first 5K or her 10th marathon, she can track her progress on the cute illustrated pages. With goal-setting tips and worksheets, motivational advice from female athletes, and blank pages for her to record her thoughts about running, or just life in general, this comprehensive diary will make getting to the finish line way more fun.” — Men’s Fitness
“A journal that’s dedicated to her day-to-day training. Sorry, boyfriend woes. This journal is strictly for documenting the ups and downs of training. Packed with photographs, practical advice, and inspiration, the running log also includes tips from its authors, two professional female runners.” — Glamour
“From real-life biffies (and professional runners) Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas, this new Compete Training Journal in the pairs “Believe I Am” series is a lovely way to keep race-specific training on track.” — Women’s Running
“[Compete Training Journal is] the most perfect logbook I’ve come across. It’s comprehensive, yet simple, encourages healthy competition and motivates runners of all levels….This logbook is perfect… Grab a copy, pick a race and get after it, one week at a time and, as the authors note, compete for you.” — Run Oregon
“Believe Training Journal is a workbook and training log that also includes notes, photos, plus pro tips and secrets, all in a gorgeous format. Sweet.” — Fit Bottomed Girls
“This book reveals that it is something a little bit different. It is definitely a unique and well thought-out format. A book by runners, for runners.” — Athletics Weekly
“Folks who love monitoring every last detail of their workouts will dig this training-focused journal…[which is] a guidebook focused on helping female athletes get their bodies and minds on the same page when it comes to setting running goals. Whether you want to run a 5K or complete your first marathon, this journal will help you figure out your blind spots and avoid race day anxiety.” — DailyBurn.com
“Give your runner the training secrets of Olympians. Designed by pro runners Lauren Fleshman and Ro McGettigan, the Believe I Am Training Journal encourages runners to think holistically about their training. The inspiring visual cues, tips, goal-setting worksheets and ‘bigger picture’ pages make this a training log like no other.” — Active.com
“While everybody is oohing and aahing over Apple’s newest release, we’re salivating over the new Believe Training Journal. Written and illustrated by the witty, insightful, and talented Ro McGettigan and Lauren Fleshman, this journal helps you beautifully document your workouts, as well as your goals, your setbacks, your achievements, your life.” — AnotherMotherRunner.com
“Anyone who’s committing to run a race in 2013 will benefit from this cute Believe I Am Training Journal. Designed by pro athletes Lauren Fleshman and Ro McGettigan, not only is the format ideal for a training diary, but it’s also thin enough to toss in any purse or gym bag when you’re on the go!” — Fit Sugar
“We were simply smitten with the Believe I Am Training Journal. We review a lot of different workout products, but this one really stood out for doing more than just tracking facts and miles. It gives women a place to dream, feel and doodle. It gives them a place to not just reach their fitness goals—but to feel proud about themselves inside and out!” — Fit Bottomed Girls
“Amazing quotes and great info!” — Paula Radcliffe, marathon world record holder, 3-time London Marathon winner, 2005 marathon world champion
“I’ve kept a running log for the last 11 years and the Believe I Am Training Journal has been my favorite. It’s not just a space to log miles but a journal to map out the year’s plans, details, and dreams while encouraging a positive mind-set along the way!” — Molly Huddle, U.S. Olympian and 5K record holder