Hi, friends! I’m back with another super useful FREE printable to help you make the most of your running program – a Printable Mileage Tracker!
Probably the best piece of advice I got when I started running (aside from “get fitted for running shoes”) was to keep a running journal and track my mileage. So, of course, I designed a printable running mileage tracker for my planner (and, ok, one for my fridge. Clearly I need constant encouragement). The tracker was so helpful that I decided to share it – I hope you find it useful in keeping track of your runs!
We’ve provided you with this printable mileage tracker as both an 8.5×11 and a printable A5 planner insert.
Printable Mileage Tracker
Should you track your running mileage?
Yes! You absolutely should track how far you’re running. There are a few different reasons why it’s important – some physical and some emotional. Physically, it’s important to keep a handle on how many miles you’re running in a week in order to avoid injury. The general rule of thumb is to increase weekly mileage by no more than 10% a week and it’s impossible to do that if you don’t know how many miles you’re running weekly.
Additionally, if you’re training for a race (hello, fellow 5k-ers!), it is helpful to know how far you’re running so you’re fully prepared for your distance on race day. Emotionally, it just feels good to be able to see the progress you’re making with your running. And on days when you have a bad run and feel like quitting, the visual reminder that you have had many, many good runs before the bad one helps put it in perspective as just one bad run.
How should you track your runs?
There are two schools of thought on this and I think they’re both useful. Some people think you should track your mileage and some people thing you should track your minutes – I think both are useful and worth tracking. In case you feel the same, I’ve designed both a running mileage tracker and a running time tracker. Use one or use both (I use both!) and let us know if they have been helpful in your running journey!
What are the best planner printables for runners?
We think you’ll love this cute printable mileage tracker, which is available as an A5 and as an 8.5×11. But we have some other great running printables that we think you’ll want to add to your collection, too. Like these ones…
- Couch to 5k Tracker – this one is Carrie’s favorite! This cute tracker (8.5×11 or A5) is the perfect way to track your progress on the popular Couch to 5k running plan.
- Run Streak Tracker – are you trying to run every day? Use this printable to track every day you lace up.
- Printable Planner Stickers for Runners – runners/joggers/5k trainers…use these cute stickers to dress up your planner and schedule or track your runs.
- Hydration Planner Stickers – and along that note, use these fun stickers to track your hydration.
Download your printable mileage tracker below. The password is RUNRUNRUN. If you have any issue with the download, email us and we’ll send it to you!