Yesterday I was reading Kenleys blog, the essence of running(see link above) and he was discussing his log. I found out we both had a log on running2win.com. Then realized while obsessive about tracking my miles im also obsessed with running logs. I currently track it on running2win.com, dailymile.com, buckeyeoutdoors.com, garmin training center, occasionally on garmin.com and a written log.
Let me explain how this happened and my logging history. I started off with a simple log back in 2004 when I started running. I was one Runners World gave out free for subscribing. It would still be sufficient. Then decided to keep it online at Runnersworld.com. It seemed a natural place to have one. But shortly after that they quit having a online log. Why I dont know.
So I switched to coolrunning.com and kept the log there. I had it there for a few years and was happy with it till about 2 (?) years ago they did away with their online log also. In the mean time Runnersworld had restarted their online log. But was a little hesitant to go there again. Some reccomended to me running2win.com. Thanks to the guy running it everything logged on coolrunning was able to be transfered to there and I was set. Most of my lifetime running is posted there.
So thinking I was set with running2win.com wish I still like, my friend Greg reccomended to me that I start using dailymile.com. So I did, I think its got some good features and I do describe it has Facebook for runners. Lot more ability to interact with other runners then running2win. So suddenly I had 2 online logs I was keeping up with.
Then the now defunct podcast trilogy running started a podcast challenge on Buckeyeoutdoors.com. Being a running podcast fan I got in on it and started logging on their too. I was doing it daily but since its just for a monthly total needed for the podcast challenge I now only go post once every week or 2. Once the challenge is over im done with buckeyeoutdoors, its a fine site but is a little too much with all the others.
Then back in November I got a garmin. It came with a program to install to upload all my runnning data to the computer. Luckily its quick and easy and gives me all the data for the other logs. I recently discovered the garmin website has a great log with maps included. I only go there when I want to see the map of a recent run.
All along the way I have kept a written log. But after the first year it wasn't the little one given away free by runners world but a nice one I got at the book store each year. This years was made by Bob Glover author of the Competitive Runner's Handbook.
Now if you ask me to pick one, it would be............ you gotta be kidding.