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How do you guys keep your training logs? Spreadsheets or online tools? If the seconds, what would be your recommendations for multisport training?<br>
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I had mine originally on Cool Running - this was the reason That I met up with this bunch of Tri-Lunatics but I struggeled with the move to Active - The wonderful Hobey suggested Running AHead which I find really useful - Try it out<br><br>
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I used to use TriGeek Spreadsheet (Excel), but now use Training Peaks. I signed up and cancelled before the autopayments started coming out of my account. I can use the training log for free. I'm not sure if any other folks have done the same thing.<br><br><br>
Sorry, should have added the link....<br><br><a href="http://members.tripod.com/mprevost/" target="_blank">http://members.tripod.com/mprevost/</a><br><br>
Here you can download the Excel file, which has a log plus tons of bike power, cadence calculators, nutrition calculators, etc.<br><br>
The guy is a physiologist phd for the Navy, and I believe the current version is release7 (which I can't remember where I got the current one from) but I have the current Excel version, if you'd like you can PM me and I'll email it to you.
 

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made my own spreadsheet.<br><br>
summary page (minutes done versus plan for each activity by week)<br>
swim page - daily log of what I've done with totals by week/month etc<br>
bike page - ditto<br>
run page - ditto<br>
weights - ditto<br>
weight loss - record of daily weigh-in<br>
weekly planner page: like a school timetable<br><br>
It's a disease <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif">
 

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I have a book - the tri training log created by Joe Friel. DH gave it to me for Christmas. I love writing in it daily.<br>
I haven't yet adapted to computer based logs or calendars in any part of my life.
 

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I created my own spreadsheet. I keep track of everything (swim/bike/run) on one page by month. It gives me totals for each month and year and inludes tracking shoes and mileage on the bike. It is kindof work in progress since this is the first year I am tracking multisports. I also have a annual training plan sheet based on the Triathlon Bible.
 

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I use <a href="http://www.beginnertriathlete.com" target="_blank">www.beginnertriathlete.com</a> It's pretty good, and has a lot of features. I don't know how to use Excel, so that option doesn't exist for cave-man me.
 

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I use beginnertriathlete.com as well - lots of cool features. the link is in my sig.<br><br>
you also have the option with bt to log multiple workouts for one sport in the same day - two runs or whatever. not that I'm up to that yet, so you won't see it in my log.<br><br>
the "sports" section has a very long list of other activities (including CrossFit, adventure racing, etc), and the site admins are very good about adding things at request - there's a whole forum dedicated to logs.
 

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I created my own Excel spreadsheet.<br><br>
Each worksheet represents one year. I has all the days of the calendar broken into weeks that start with Monday down the side and swim/bike/run/other/notes across the top. Each week has a place for entering my weight and totals at the bottom of each column for the week. There's a separate table at the top the totals each month across each discipline and has a place to put weight goals that shows the dates of each goal and how many pounds away. There's also a whole bunch of stuff that keeps track of avg. pace or speed for run and biking but I haven't been running with a watch lately so I am not using it.<br><br>
Each week also has the number of weeks until Timberman and the Notes column with each date has the planned workout or race until the day comes and it's replaced with the actual workout. Each week also has a spot at the beginning for a comment like "start 10K training", "FIND A POOL!!!" or "Step-back week"<br><br>
I started it in 2005 so I am on my 4th worksheet within the same "book".<br><br>
I'd never be happy with someone else's spreadsheet, book or website <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">.
 

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I am about to create my own spreadsheet. I use the trigeek one, and also some TriCats deal. They each have things I want, but both have some idiotic parts. One of these days on a plane on the way to the states I will take the couple hours and make one like I want it. But until then, I will maintain two. I also have a calendar I keep in my backpack that I write workouts in when I do not have my computer around and do not want to forget something.
 

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I like RunningAhead.com. I used CoolRunning before, but I like RA even better! They have lots of info you can log, plus you can graph stuff and compare different things. I'm such a numbers person, so I like to see everything. Check it out.
 

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I have been using a plexiglass clipboard with some calendars I print from the computer and writing stuff on it, in looking at it the boxes from the 12th. forward are blank, though I did work out for sure. Maybe I'll throw in the towell on training logs <img alt="" src="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/jroden99/log.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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I had mine on CoolRunning, but moved over to <a href="http://www.running2win.com" target="_blank">www.running2win.com</a>. The only downside is that I wish I could export to excell in case I have to move again.
 

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I stopped doing my log in the middle of 2006 and then lost a couple of months of it in a harddrive crash. Now there's a big hole and it bums me out to not know what I did. I am glad I picked it back up at the end of 2006. I think years from now it'll be fun to look at. I've always wished I had the discipline to keep a journal or a blog. I guess my training log is as close as it gets.
 

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I actually don't have something in place right now for the documenting of my performance numbers (since I am really just starting), but I did just start a blog detailing what I do. I like having it written out so that I know how I felt, if the conditions were bad, if I had some malady, etc....
 

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I also liked the CR log alot and had a hard time letting go when the you-know-what hit the fan in Dec. That really sucked. I am now using the runningahead.com site and find the log great especially for tracking shoes and pace and graphs and all that extra stuff. (They have message boards too, but seems like everyone migrated for that piece even if using the RA log). I like that I can track any kind of workout there. It's been easy to customize and get used to.<br><br>
I also have a this book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=kickrunners-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FComplete-Runners-Day-Day-Calendar%2Fdp%2F140006340X%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1203722757%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Runners-Day-Day-Calendar/dp/140006340X/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203722757&sr=8-1</a><br>
that I got for Christmas that I am enjoying, especially to write in immediately after a workout in case I can't get to a computer for a while to log it in.
 
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