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Quasi Poll: you guys/gals use a journal or log to...(10 posts)

Quasi Poll: you guys/gals use a journal or log to...SmogRider
Jan 19, 2003 5:48 PM
record miles, ride details, location, etc?

Software or ink & paper?

I've been jotting down abbreviated notes in my Daytimer, but thought a dedicated book might be nice. Not sure if I'd prefer software.

re: Quasi Poll: you guys/gals use a journal or log to...CFBlue
Jan 19, 2003 6:08 PM
I just started riding again four years ago. Early on I made up a dedicated journal where I log in the stats for the ride, where I went, weather, wildlife enountered or anything else that seems important that day. I have two rides I do frequently and I note general progress and record times, both averages and top speed..

It makes for interesting reading, a diary of rides. While i am not in training to win races, it has helped to get my average speed up, and endurance as I can look back a certain particular rides. I wouldn't be without it.

it is a paper booklet i made myself, one for each bike. I do keep a computer based one
that i log all rides into for a weekly, monthly or yearly total of all the riding I do.
I'm w/CFBlue--computer seems like overkill to me.retro
Jan 19, 2003 8:18 PM
I keep a log in a weekly planner I bought for a couple of bucks at Office Depot. Each week gets a double page, with a couple of inches per day--room for distance, speed, how I felt, whether I saw anything interesting. Sometimes I just note time and distance, but some entries are detailed. Without really meaning to, I have similar ones going back to 1985, when I was still a runner.
Spreadsheet - how easy is that? (nm)Kerry
Jan 19, 2003 6:17 PM
Free MS Excel riding logFrank121
Jan 19, 2003 6:43 PM
I have a MS Excel 2003 bike riding log I would be glad to send to anyone requesting it via e-mail. I have been using it for several years, and it tracks dates, mileage, distance, riding time, average speed, maximum speed, average heart rate, maximum heart rate, ride intensity, wind speed, temperature, etc. and does the totaling and averaging for you.
Jan 19, 2003 7:20 PM
I just started using Really nice (and free!) service.
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Jan 19, 2003 8:21 PM
re: Quasi Poll: you guys/gals use a journal or log to...MR_GRUMPY
Jan 20, 2003 6:26 AM
Software. Both the Polar software and PC Coach. It's a little overkill, but each does certain things.
Polar Performance SWPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jan 20, 2003 7:02 AM
With the ability to graph rides with cadence speed and altitude you can't go wrong. Then it adds up weekly training time for you.

re: Quasi Poll: you guys/gals use a journal or log to...manicoti
Jan 20, 2003 8:08 AM
I have a coach that sends me workouts with blank spots for the info to be filled in by me. I always record time, distance, cadence, and average HR. I also have a little graph and every day I record my resting HR first thing in the morning as well as my weight, how many hours I slept, and I rate my sleep quality and the quality of my day (at the end of the day) on a scale of 1-10. This is my first year with a coach and I already see improvement. Why didn't I have a log and a coach before?