As I mentioned in the top secret post prior to those earlier clinics, I use a single-page chart to track my weekly mileage for each marathon I’ve run. The charts complement my more-detailed training logs. I like that I can see at a glance if I’m running enough, doing enough strength training, completely neglecting the yoga I planned to do regularly, or see when I’ve been sick, injured, or out of town. I’m a total pack rat so I keep all the old ones and use them as references when comparing my current training cycle to my training for past marathons.
Typically I’ll pencil-in future races or key workouts to build a rough training and racing schedule for myself and then fill in the actual daily info in pen as I go. At the end of each week, I tally up the kilometres and write them on the line at the end of each row. This sample chart is from my 2009 BMO Vancouver Marathon and is typical of the scribbled mess I end up with by race day.