New Training Journals Help Runners Chase Down Their Goals

Press release from Dave Trendler of VeloPress. Co-author Lauren Fleshman is the co-founder of ATRA corporate member Picky Bars based the trail running mecca of Bend, OR.

Two New Believe Training Journals Help Runners Chase Down Their Goals

Boulder, CO, USA – November 3, 2015 – Professional runners Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas have released two new editions of their popular Believe Training Journal for runners. Their journal is much more than a running workout log; it’s a secret weapon for runners to set goals, see what works and what doesn’t, keep their heads in the game, stay honest when no one’s looking, and prove when the work’s been done. The new Believe Training Journals are now available in bookstores, running shops, and online. Learn more and see a preview of the new editions at

Fleshman and McGettigan-Dumas created their first Believe I Am journal when they couldn’t find a workout log that inspired them to keep using it. The new Charcoal and Lavender editions are packed with new photographs, a fresh design, hand-written notes, practical advice, and the hard-earned secrets and lessons that Lauren and Ro have learned on the pro running circuit. Also new in these editions are Lauren’s killa core routine and Ro’s favorite post-run yoga poses.

With a smart, functional design, the Believe Training Journal guides runners through their season, helping set goals, plan training weeks, record daily workouts, and keep runners focused. The Journals include: an undated annual calendar, how to use a training log, how to set goals, how personality affects performance, how to design a training plan, a dozen key workouts, tips on fueling, a new way to think about body image, mental tips for competition, dealing with adversity, setting good mental habits, recovery strategies, reflecting on the past season, and creating positive running groups.

Runners will be amazed at where a year can take them with help from the new Believe Training Journals.

Believe Training Journal
Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas

Believe Training Journal by Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas

Believe Training Journal by Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas

Lauren Fleshman is an elite professional runner for Oiselle, columnist for Runner’s World, and Co-Founder of Picky Bars, maker of real food performance snacks. Fleshman has won state championships, NCAA titles, USA Championships and finished as high as 7th in the World (so far). Her plan is to compete professionally through the 2016 Olympics, beat a bunch of people, try to set PRs from 800m up to the marathon, and have a hell of a good time doing it and writing about it. On her popular blog Ask Lauren Fleshman, she answers questions about being a pro runner, giving advice to runners of all abilities on battling injuries and overcoming plain old bad luck. Lauren won the 2015 Best Athlete Shorty Award for her social media presence and was named one of the most powerful women in running by Runner’s World and Women’s Running magazines. Lauren lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband Jesse and their son Jude.

Roisin McGettigan-Dumas is an elite professional runner and cofounder of Believe I Am, maker of running products inspired by self-affirming sports psychology. McGettigan-Dumas was a four-time All-American runner and European Indoor Medalist and represented her homeland of Ireland in the 2008 Olympics. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology, an M.S. in Educational Counseling, and is a certified sport psychology consultant. Ro lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her husband Myles and their daughters Hope and Ava.