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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">Hi All,</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">I think I would like to take a stab at collecting and organizing the data for the monthly total threads similar to the way I had seen some time ago.  To do this the input would have to be standardized, so Word and Excel can easily extract, separate, organize and present the data for each activity area.  I would like to try that for July.  I can add other options to the presentation as the system evolves.</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">We could start with the July totals with this thread, if you like.  If it has already begun we could try using this type of data format on that thread.</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">What if everyone who posted in the monthly total thread posted their entries in a specified format where the data elements were separated by a character that was not use frequently, such as a “pound sign”, as in #?</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">A set of examples would be:</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';"># Owner # Activity # Type # Value # Units # Comment</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">As in:</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">#Tedjan #  Running # distance # 100 # miles # Speed increasing with temperature</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">#Tedjan # Walking # time # 6 # hours # Across crossed desert</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">#Tedjan # Swimming # distance # 44 # miles # Tedjan # Miami to Gun Cay; Bit three sharks</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">#Tedjan # Running # Injury # IngrownToenail; Run over by beer truck</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">#Tedjan # Cycling # Speed # 49 # mph # Got up to 49 mph going down Thrill Hill at Mt. Dora</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">#Tedjan # Gym # Time # 18 # hours # PR on Stair Master</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">#Tedjan # Runnng # Comment # Won Sopchoppy Marathon on my AG</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">If everyone were to enter their data like this, I could easily extract the info from the pages and present them as tabulations and graphs in the starting post of the thread.  I would close out the data collection on the 10<sup><span style="font-size:small;">th</span></sup></span>of each month and post the results below in 5 days.</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">What do you think?  What would you like the presentation to include?  My program would only pick up lines that begin with a # sign.  All non compliant data entries would be ignored in the results.</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">Ted</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">My entry for this month would be:</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">#Tedjan # Running # Distance # 93 # miles # 449<sup><span style="font-size:small;">th</span></sup></span>5K-in-a-row, Getting easier at the higher pace (9:42) in the heat</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">I’ll try to edit this first post and insert the presentation here:</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';">XXX</span></span></p>
 

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<p>Thanks for offering to do the monthly, Ted.</p>
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<p>Though I have a counter-suggestion: everyone submit their data <em>in any format they feel comfortable with</em>, and I'll put it into an Excel spreadsheet for you. I think asking people to conform to a specified technical format might cause folks to shy away from posting at all. I'd hate to see anyone left out of the monthly summary just because they left out an ampersand or something, ya know? I don't mind gathering the data from the posts, but to make any sort of sense of summarizing it, that's really not my forte. What do you think about that??</p>
 

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<p>I like an easy format</p>
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<p>Run - 195</p>
<p>Bike - 725</p>
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<p>Never really thought that the pace I run and ride at is that important to anyone</p>
 

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<p>Oh, my totals, sorry <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>July = 81.7 miles</p>
<p>YTD = 568.85 miles</p>
 

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<p>OrangeMat,</p>
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<p>I can see your point.  It was just an idea.  I'll leave it to someone else.  That's fine with me.</p>
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<p>Thanks Ted for starting this idea, and thanks OM for talking me off the cliff...<img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>July = 133.4 miles</p>
<p>YTD = 656.9 miles</p>
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<p>Most monthly miles since knee surgery.</p>
 

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<p><span style="color:#0000cd;"><span style="font-size:9px;"><span style="font-size:14px;">103 miles</span></span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#0000cd;">Successfully added a 4th running day and recently completed my first double digit run since surgery. Progress!</span></span></p>
 

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<p>I'm glad you put the thread and the thought out there Ted.</p>
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<p>August culminated with a week of r&r, so my monthly total is back under 100 miles.  Not sure if I'll get back on pace for 1000 miles for the year once I get back in training for the 15k in November.</p>
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<p>July 94.4 miles</p>
<p>YTD  546.3 miles</p>
 

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<p>Whatever is easiest for the collator.</p>
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<p>Run 134.5 miles</p>
<p>Bike 0</p>
<p>Walk 0</p>
<p>Swim 0</p>
<p>Resistance workouts (weight training) x12</p>
<p>Other</p>
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<p>Races 0</p>
<p>PR's 0</p>
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<p>Mileage history</p>
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<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/50953/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="Monthly All.jpg" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="12855" data-type="61" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/12855/width/1000/height/442" style="; width: 1000px; height: 442px"></a></p>
 

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<p>That was kind of Ted, but I am one of those who would have passed because I'm not a data type person.  Thanks OM also for volunteering to assemble it all.</p>
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<p>July 171.5</p>
<p>YTD  1118.8</p>
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<p>Spareribs</p>
 

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<p>Thanks for starting the thread Ted, sorry the consensus so far was against your suggestion. I guess we are still going to need someone to assemble.</p>
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<p>Run 4 miles</p>
<p>bike 384</p>
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<p>I think I might have missed some biking miles in my log.</p>
 

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<p>As I said, I'd be happy to be the data gatherer. Just don't expect any fancy kurtosis graphs....</p>
 

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<p>Thanks for the suggestion Tedjan and willingness to total it all up OrangeMat. </p>
<p>Less is more for me too as far as the submission format---but thanks for putting it out there for consideration Tedjan. </p>
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<p><strong>316.1 miles for July</strong></p>
<p>2,034.7 miles YTD</p>
<p>430 days straight of running fun</p>
 

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<p>110 miles for July, which was nearly double my June miles. </p>
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<p>1 half marathon and a KR meetup with RCG & RS</p>
<p>YTD 421</p>
 
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