Forums >Suggestions and Feature Requests>Graph 7 and 30 day rolling totals by day

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RobSemelroth

I was using an excel spreadsheet before I found RunningAHEAD. One of the features I loved about the spreadsheet was that it provided a graph of 7 and 30 day rolling totals. This was an excellent tool to evaluate running consistency over time.

If this option is already available, I apologize. I cannot find out how to create the graph using the tools provided.

Thanks.

I'm pretty sure this isn't possible given the built-in charting tools that RA offers. I agree it would be a nice option to complement those already available.

[I'm assuming you're already aware that you can export your data to Excel and hence generate your graph that way, although I appreciate that's a manual process you won't want to do every day.]

Totals are provided in the basic summary page (check out my log for that) for rolling seven and 30 days totals.

Check out my reports for examples of rolling 7 and 30 day runs.

To do this, simply go to Reports in your log. Hit "new graph." Set the time span to 7 or 30 days, then "save as." It will stay in your reports.

You can add this to your main log page with the "Activity Graph" widget.

*"When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." *

Emil Zatopek

I may be misinterpreting the OP's requirement, but I think what they wanted was a graph of the rolling **total** mileage completed in the last N days.

For example, if I've been running 5 miles a day for the last year, the graph would be flat at 150 miles - the total miles I've run in the last 30 days is constant at 150. If I now step it up to 6 miles a day, the graph will slowly climb from 150 until, in 30 days' time, it hits 180.

I may be misinterpreting, too, then, as isn't that done numerically by "Rolling Run Totals"? How would a graph of a single number be any different?

I'm not trying to be a smart ass, I just honestly don't know .

*"When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." *

Emil Zatopek

You're right, it's exactly the same number as the 'Rolling Run Totals' you (and I) have displayed on our training log summary pages. I think what the OP is after is a graph showing how that number has varied over time - i.e. a graph showing how the '30 day rolling total' figure from his training log has changed over the last month, or 3 years, or whatever, day by day. It would give a good, somewhat smoothed, view over how his mileage has developed over time.

How about something like a graph of Last (However Many) Years with X-Axis set to either Week or Month, like this?

*"When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." *

Emil Zatopek

(I know this is not QUITE the same thing, and I suppose I should wait for OP to chime in. But all my students are at a field trip, so I have nothing better to do.)

Emil Zatopek

Heh. I agree that what you're showing there is the closest thing that can be done with the available tools, but I suspect the OP is aware of that option. I think he's going to have to resort to Excel for now...

RobSemelroth

I think NICKP has a pretty good understanding of what I am looking for. I would like to take 7 and 30 day rolling totals from each day and create a graph throughout time. This graph would provide real-time trending data of my mileage. I can look at it each day and know exactly where I am in comparison to the last 7 or 30 days.

This is very useful for the 30 day trends; if you miss some time due to illness or injury this graph provides some insight into the mileage you still have "banked."

Giving this feature request a bump up. I would love to see this put in place. From my perspective, being able to graph the rolling 7 and 30 day totals by day would be a great way to see and recognize consistency.

So essentially you guys are wanting to see the moving average like you would on a stock analysis chart?

Age: 47 Weight: 215 Height: 6'3" (Goal weight 195)

Current PR's: Mara 3:48:09 (2013); HM 1:36:42 (2015); 10K 43:59 (2014); 5K 21:27 (2013)

That's the right idea, though instead of a moving average, it is a moving sum. So, the scale would not be the same as the daily mileage (for the 7 day moving sum) or the weekly mileage (or the 30 day moving sum). I donlikr the idea of being able to overlay it on another graph like the picture you posted below, but that would fall solidly in the "nice to have" category.

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