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Now that the dust is starting to settle for us CR refugees what's everyone using for a running log?<br><br>
I've looked at a number of them and finally yesterday I signed up at RunningAhead. Many of logs I saw (like Active) were just too complicated and had too much and not enough of the old things that CR offered. I was amazed at how easy it was to import my old CR into RA and I like their format.... I may stick with their's but I'm looking forward to seeing what Kick is going to offer.<br><br>
I still have in the back of my mind that I might read up on Excel and create my own which I won't have to rely on a web based log. Back in my early days of running I created a log using dos based Lotus123 ....anyone remember those days?<br><br>
So what are you using?<br><br><br>
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RA. Slam dunk -- it's just excellent!<br><br>
(I admit I record workouts in 3 different places on paper as well. <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"> )<br><br>
Now that I think of it...<br><br>
RA Log<br>
Daily thread<br>
Weekly thread<br>
40s thread, when applicable<br>
swim thread, when applicable<br>
multi-sport daily<br>
multi-sport swim thread, when applicable<br>
3 hard copy versions<br><br>
oh dear. I spend more time recording than I do working out, it seems.
 

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Hey Jim, I remember Lotus 123! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I am using a spreadsheet of my own making. I like having everything stored locally (vs online). I also like being able to change what data I record, how it's formatted, summarized, charted, etc. Spreadsheets are fun. I am a geek.<br><br>
At the end of the year I print the spreadsheet for a permanent record. I think 2007 came to 14 printed pages.<br><br>
If you are curious, I'll send you a copy, or put it online. It might be a source of ideas for someone who is looking to make their own spreadsheet. I took some of my ideas from <a href="http://www.twentysix-two.com/upload-excel-training-log-and-/" target="_blank">wa5yom's spreadsheet</a> but mine is simpler.
 

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Hi SLOJim,<br><br>
I mainly use this paper log book, but the log in RA has a great feature called the Shoe Tracker, so you can record when you wear various shoes for particular workouts. The Shoe Tracker breaks down your cost per mile.<br><br>
I remember Lotus 1-2-3 <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">. I cried when it became Excel.<br><br>
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I'd love to see what you've put together........ I haven't done much with spreadsheets since the days of Lotus, but I agree they're fun to play with.
 

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I over-record.<br><ul><li>Trainingpeaks gets every workout, so Coach can see what I'm up to. It takes and maps the Garmin data, but the viewer has some real limitations.</li>
<li>SportTracks is where I keep my data at home. Lots of options, lots of reports, great track review. Good stuff, Maynard.</li>
<li>I use a modified version of wa5yom's Excel sheet at work strictly for running, because it's so very good at looking at things from a Pfitz/Daniels POV, and I don't have to install anything to carry it around. In a perfect world, I'd have an online file store somewhere where I kept this.</li>
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I have experimented with the RA log and like it a lot, but don't really need it, given my choice of tools. If you're looking for a good online log, I highly recommend it.
 

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When I got fed up with Active, I just quit logging my workouts. I know generally what my weekly mileage has been just from posting on the weekly thread here at Kick. After years of listing and pouring over all the workouts, it's nice to take a break. When the Kick log gets up and running I'll go back to record keeping. In the meantime....I'm FREEEEEE
 

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Simple answer <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"><br><br><b>RA log</b> ... very nice<br><br>
I also use:<br><b>Pegasus RunLog Delux</b> ( a pay for program, I think $40 but it stays on my computer.. forever!). Has a better calander view and is more customizable. Lacks searching of RA Log.<br><b>Paper Log</b> (free one that comes with RW subscription) First entries after a run go here. Doesn't change format. (like what would I do now with an old floppy disk with run data?.. what format will be usable in 20 years?.. of course I <i>print</i> because in 20 years nobody may be able to read long hand writing <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><b>Excel spreadsheet</b> for a specific marathon training plan<br>
(example: <a href="http://home.earthlink.net/~scdavis2/Myrtle%202007.htm" target="_blank">http://home.earthlink.net/~scdavis2/Myrtle%202007.htm</a> ) Easy to visualize the <i><b>whole</b></i> plan. None of the other formats can do this.<br><br>
(Cut and paste takes no time for the electronic formats.. except RA is sometimes slow)<br><br>
ok, so I download the Garmin to Training center, Sports Tracks and sometimes Motionbased (which has good elevation corrections).<br><br>
Is this overkill?
 

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I like the log over at RA a lot. It converted my old CR log seamlessly, but has more/better features than CR had.<br><br>
I used to record workouts in a paper log but found the search, analysis, and shoe-tracking features of the online logs so nice that I stopped using paper about a year ago.<br><br>
Like others I post my workouts in multiple places (daily, VRAA, weekly Xtraining or 40/40 thread, etc etc) but that's not really serving the same purpose as a training log.
 

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Overkill? What's overkill?
 

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Okay, I'll put it online this weekend.<br><br>
I don't have Excel; I use <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/" target="_blank">OpenOffice</a>, which can export to Excel format, but not without breaking some things. So if you want to see the formulas and change stuff, you will probably have to use OpenOffice, but I can publish a version online that shows how it looks.
 

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I use Excel. It is bare bones though, just tracking overall milage and my shoes. One would think with a Computer Science and Info Sys Management Degree, I would have coded something or have an advanced sheet like wa5yom's, but it would be overkill for me.<br><br>
millbot - I'd be interested in seeing your's email -> <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>
 

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I use SportsTracks for data from my Garmin. I also use David Hays Excel-based running log. I have also used Geoff Newtons Excel-based log in the past.
 

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I had been updating the Cool Running log along with my running teams log on <a href="http://www.running2win.com" target="_blank">www.running2win.com</a>. I will just stick with running2win.
 

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I've trans fered my CR stuff to RA, but haven't been inspired to keep up with it since.<br>
My laptop's broken with my Xcel and it'll be awhile until I get it fixed.<br>
My garmin and these threads have some info.<br><br>
There's an old piece of red cedar in my back yard,<br>
I might just start carving notches in it.<br>
That's a real log,<br>
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I've been using the RA log for a few weeks now. Only I've been sick lately so it is pretty empty. The log is easy to us and has all the necessary features. My only complaint is that the summaries and graphs aren't all the multi-sport friendly.<br><br>
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I have only ever used a handwritten log - but the end of dec I started inputting my data into a log at Runningahead.<br><br>
I still prefer my handwritten running log though. I'm anxiously awaiting for when the Kick running log will be open for use and I plan on trying that one out.
 

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I now use RA log but also my own excel one designed around races and sports tracks.<br><br>
used dos lotus a lot but do you remember visicalc
 
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