Training Diary Journal A5

(87 customer reviews)


A year’s training journal /diary for running, cycling, triathlon.

Essential motivational tool to help you plan your training, track progress and reach your goals.

Suitable for any level – accomplished athlete or first time runner.  Guides you through how to tailor your journal to your personal objectives.

Fun option to add a sticker sheet containing 128 small stickers (58 new just added)  to show your passion and progress. Running themed but not running exclusive, it’s hugely fun to add memories of races or rain and much more, to your training.

Motivational journal / diary includes:

  • Useful tips for training and tracking
  • 52 weeks to record a year of your training
  • Start any date
  • Space to record the statistics you want, whether miles/km/hours, or other
  • Weekly goal setting and review
  • Planning your year
  • Mileage tracker
  • Tips and space to record personal inspiration / mantras
  • Race reflection
  • Personal best/ record tracker
  • Pace tables

A5 size, it fits well into your training bag, so you can write up your training at home or out and about

Why using a training journal works, and why pro athletes use them:

  • Committing thoughts and goals to paper by writing is shown to be more effective than typing
  • Keeps you honest, looking back on your workouts, identifying what is working, and showing your progress towards your goals
  • Spot patterns that have led to injury or to breakthroughs
  • Can be used alongside online data to focus on training insights, learnings and goals

Note this training journal is not a training plan. It helps you record and reflect on your training, but does not tell you what sessions to do.


A5 spiral bound journal / diary (148 x 210mm / 5.8 x 8.3”)

High quality 120 gsm paper

120 pages including 52 weeks training logs


Video run through the contents of the training journal

Customer pictures of their training journals in process




87 reviews for Training Diary Journal A5

  1. Emily

    I can’t wait to use my running journal! Looks just as pictured. I also like how someone who actually runs, designed it.

  2. Katie

    I bought matching training journals for my friend and I for our first marathon next year and we are both so so happy with them! The weekly training pages are great, the pace table at the back is super handy, and the overall quality of the journals are just fantastic. Will definitely be buying again for future marathons!

  3. Carmel

    I have bought a number of these for myself and gifts, Great product.

  4. Kimberly

    Thanks so much for the journal!

  5. Imogen

    This planner is great! Lots of room for recording as well as other helpful trackers to use

    Seller was great and kept me up to date with the delivery process

  6. Dayna

    I looked high and low to find a product like this and it was exactly what I hoped for!! Thank you!!

  7. Katelin

    Got as a gift for my sister who is training for a half marathon and she loves it!

  8. Louis

    2nd year using this diary, nice to reflect on running and training, simple easy to use format that can be started at any point of the year. Helped me think a little more about my training and improve.

  9. Ian Carnegie

    A great way of not only keeping a record of your training results data wise but also any thoughts and ideas. Great to look back on to see how your consistency is (or isn’t!) and how for you’ve progressed. Ideal if you are training for an event or three but, if not, just to keep as a motivational tool.Love it!

  10. Rob Eastwood

    Purchased one for myself and my wife as keen runners who like to track our training. Has everything you could need in there and very helpful. Service was excellent and arrived quickly and excellent quality, highly recommend!

  11. Jane E

    Really pleased with the running diary. It was a Christmas present for a partner, and went down really well. Whilst he tracks everything on his watch it’s helpful to have something that’s a bit more mindful and reflective.

  12. Madeleine W

    I’ve been ordering this running diary every year for myself and my family members who race, every year for a few years now and they never fail to disappoint. The layout is simple but so effective and I can’t imagine a training cycle without one anymore! In addition the quality and customer service has always been fantastic!

  13. Darren

    The item is great quality and matches the description. This is the 4th year I’ve ordered this log and it covers everything I need for my running and training. I would recommend anyone needing to record their stats to give this a try 👍

  14. Amanda

    Fabulous book for runners. My friend loved it thank you 😘

  15. Elizabeth

    This is my second year ordering this journal and definitely won’t be my last. Great quality and super nice layout. Highly recommend. Shipping and customer service top notch as well!!

  16. Benjamin

    Top stuff as usual – get the same thing every year and does the job perfectly!

  17. Victoria

    My third year purchasing this book! It’s brilliant. Exactly what I need to keep track of my running sessions and races. I love it!

  18. Therese

    I’ve been searching for the perfect running journal for a couple years. Nothing seemed to be good enough. Till I saw yours. I have been watching your journal for months waiting for my birthday to be able to justify the splurge. On my birthday I placed my order. Shipping was fast and Customer service was amazing. It is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Thank you so very much!!

  19. Becky

    Very happy with this product

  20. Elena

    it was a gift for a young man who is training for an Iron Man competition. I hope it will help him with his training. we haven’t presented the gift yet.

  21. Freya

  22. Jenny

    Great journal! It is exactly as described.

  23. Sophie

    Really great journal, I’ve had a few in the past and the new ones are even better!

  24. Linsey

    Love my new journal it’s keeping me on track with my half marathon training plan

  25. Debbie

    Fantastic diary, I’m usually full of good intent with keeping a running diary and then give up after a few runs, but this diary is still being used three months after I started. It’s great to look back at previous runs, and keep the miles totting up!

  26. Jill

    Brilliant planner! It arrived really quickly and my friend was very pleased with it.

  27. Alistair

    I love my training diary and have bought it for the last 3 years. It’s really well laid out and helps you easily record not just the statistics of your runs but also how you felt about them. I would definitely recommend this to any runner, whether they are starting out or are a seasoned runner.

  28. Ian Lambourn

    A training diary is an essential bit of kit for anyone serious about their sport, and the Art Of Your Success diary has everything that you need in a training diary

  29. Chris Pratt

    Fabulous accompaniment to a running year! It’s so well laid out and structured – but leaves plenty of scope for you to put your own spin on the content. I have found it so useful for the last three years keeping an eye on my own training and how I feel about it. Working through injuries and illness and recording thought processes during those times have helped enormously with the journey back. Having this compact handy journal close at hand encouraged me to document it so I can look back on it if it happens again. Thanks Art of Your Success. The perfect companion. Highly recommended.

  30. rutlandfish

    My daughter is a keen cross-country runner and has had one of these for Christmas every year for the last 4 years! She loves it, uses it alot to reflect on and improve her running. She is extremely happy.

  31. Lucy

    Lovely quality and arrived quickly, thank you!

  32. Darren

    Excellent seller, great items 👍

  33. Lucy

    I bought it for my sister who is really pleased with it. It has so much information to fill out inside a lot of thought has been put into making these books! Highly recommend

  34. Elizabeth

  35. Benjamin

    As usual – great quality, excellent promptness with delivery all things considered!

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  38. Carmel

    Very happy with my purchase (treated myself) Found it very motivational for my Marathon training. Lovely quality ,nice size. I’m sure I will be purchasing another one soon for my daughter.

  39. Lorna

    Perfect for logging my runs. Really pleased. Thank you!

  40. Chris

    I am using the diary myself. I bought them as i am reverting to paper diaries after developing a training diary app. Often people are more focused on showcasing their training activities on apps like Strava these days, rather than logging and focusing on their training privately.

  41. Dawn

    I’ve been looking for this type of training journal for a while.

  42. Jo

    I love it! Its exactly what i wanted to document my running and training!

  43. James

    I’ve been running for years, but never kept a handwritten journal before, and this is perfect. Love the weekly layout, and the extras at the beginning and end are great too.

  44. Taylor

    Great journal! I bought one last year and loved it so much I had to get another for this year. Space for everything you need and flexible enough to use it how you need. I love the weekly review and stats sections, it’s great to be able to look back and see progress.

  45. Darren

    This is the second year I’ve bought this Log Book. Absolutely perfect for logging any exercise, I use mine to log Walks, Runs and general Workouts.

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  48. Sharon

    This was a gift and she loved it, she will now put all her information in one journal

  49. Vicki

    Exactly what I was looking for, thank you so much x

  50. Eileen

  51. Eleanor

    Really cute, helpful journal that allows me to record everything I need for my run training <3

  52. Samantha L

    Journal arrived today – perfect timing! Didn’t need to waste wrapping paper he just unwrapped the postal packaging haha!!

    Thanks so much, he’s really pleased with it and will begin using it immediately!

  53. Jillian

    Perfect to track running goals and progress

  54. Charlotte

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  56. Ally

    Brilliant item, quick dispatch and friendly comms. Thank you!

  57. Sarah

    This is a fantastic running diary. I’ve been looking for one that would suit me for ages and I love it! Thank you for the personalised note too, a really lovely touch. Will definitely shop here again.

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  60. Paige

    The journal has everything you’d need (and more!) for training. The recipient loves it and having gone through many running logs over the years, he’s said this is the best one yet! Seller was also lovely and communication was excellent. Thank you again!

  61. taylorbear

    Fantastic. I’m using this for cycle workouts rather than running, but it works perfectly for this too. Has everything I need, and none of the other nonsense that other training journals all seem to have.

  62. Ruth

    Absolutely love this journal. Bought one of my husband for Christmas and treated myself to one too (couldnt help myself!). Expensive for a journal but well worth it – hoping to smash some goals with this tracker – thank you! 🙂

  63. rutlandfish

    My daughter used one last year and filled it up so we bought another. Good layout and is well used.

  64. Susan

    Sarah was super helpful in getting this to me quickly so I could give it as a gift, though I’m now tempted to get one for myself! The book itself is really sturdy with front and back plastic covers — overall a well thought out, high-quality book. It was well packaged and withstood some abuse in the mail amid the holiday rush. I looked at dozens of running journals and I’m glad I went with this one — the page layouts provide the perfect amount of space for comments, as well as weekly reflection space on what went well during the week. Also, it is spiral bound, allowing you to leave the book open to the week you are on, for further motivation. I recommend without reservation.

  65. Nadia

    Gift to my expat niece ! She was so pleased with this journal ! I didn’t know she was preparing a semi-marathon and she said it will be the perfect training journal ! Thanks a lot !

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  67. Carly C

    I’ve kept a training diary off and on since 1999! I’ve got a stack of them 🤣.

    I LOVE writing it all down, there’s no way I could do it online, it’s just not the same. It’s so funny, all these years I’ve been jotting everything in a variety of notebooks but have never had a “proper” journal. I was so delighted when I came across yours as it has absolutely everything (and more!) that I like to keep track of – it’s like you read my mind! 😁

  68. emmforbes

    Love the visual layout and encouragement to be creative and break down your goals. looking forward to filling my journal with colour !

  69. danitramp

  70. Sarah

    Great communication from seller and lovely product.

  71. Eilidh M

    So well put together. Highly recommend

  72. Katie

    Really thoughtfully put together. Thank you!

  73. Melissa P

    Love, love, love! I bought one for myself and my dad. We both are fitness maniacs and these are perfect for tracking everything! I love to sit down Sunday mornings (my rest day) and plan out my upcoming week. The journal is perfect for tracking a wide variety of workouts whether you’re in the gym lifting heavy, on a long run, practicing yoga (daily intentions) or writing up your own body weight circuits, it gets the job done very well!

  74. Carisa

    This is the most thoughtfully designed runner’s journal I have ever owned! It has everything I have ever wanted to write already in print! Thank you, Sarah, for knowing that running isn’t always great, sometimes it’s hard, and that it would be great to know know where I want to improve. I love the pace tables and mantra list. It’s perfect!

  75. Amanda

    Great training diary. I could tell this was designed by a runner; enough space to record the stats and make notes but without the unnecessary extras that commercial brands fill their training diaries with.

    I had been creating my own diary for the last few years as I hadn’t found anything suitable (just my own template and stored in an A4 ring binder) but didn’t have the same inclination to write it up when it wasn’t a ‘proper’ diary.

    I’m back in the habit of keeping a training diary now I’ve bought this one; I’ll definitely be buying another one at the end of the year 🙂

  76. Roy

    I bought 4 journals as Christmas presents. They are now being used for 2 first time marathons and two half marathons this year. Full of great tips and motivation.

  77. Joanne

    Really lovely item, my husband who I bought it for loves it too.

  78. Charlotte

    As described, a nice present

  79. Mary

    Fast delivery great communication a pleasure to deal with

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  81. Martin N

    I received the training diary I ordered from you today and I love it. It is great!
    It is a Christmas present and I am sure she will love it too.
    I love to support small business where I can so keep up the good work.

  82. Lorraine W

    Great product and very quick delivery!! Really pleased!!

  83. Helen

    Although all my runs are on Strava and Garmin, I like having it all on paper too, and recording more detail. Love the PB page ????

  84. Carol M

    This tracker is really good. I love mine and have recommended it to running friends.

  85. Helen N

    This planner is brilliant, with lots of room for recording. Worked great for my London Marathon training and afterwards – will be buying another one for 2019’s adventures!

  86. Catherine H

    Item just as described. Seller had fantastic communication throughout and was so helpful putting together a custom order. Thank you!

  87. Maaceeee

    Great diary for keeping track of running, goals, times and training sessions! Bought this as a gift for Christmas and he loved it! Arrived on time and good communication from the seller, I am now buying one for myself!

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