on 8 July 1999
I was very disappointed with the Runner's Training Diary, particularly with the "log" portion of the book. The design seemed dated and too confining. I never had enough room to write much, and it was visually unpleasant with its boxes of various grey shadings for the different categories. I did find the articles and charts generally useful, but to me, the "log" portion is the heart of any logbook, and I ended up ditching my Training Diary and bought The Ultimate Runner's Journal, which was much more flexible, has a much "cleaner" design, great articles, and included color pictures to boot!
on 11 June 1999
Over the years I have used a number of different types of journals to log my workouts (including electronic logs), and this one is far and away the best I have found. I am going on my 3rd volume in a few weeks. I love the flexibility and ease of use of the training diary section, and the wealth of helpful information for pacing and training included in the back.