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Keeping Track of Miles (Read 326 times)



    So for 2013, I want to start officially logging all my miles. The problem is that I have a few different ways that I run. [i.e. with my Garmin, with my phone when I want music, on the treadmill, on the track].


    What have you found to be the best way to log your miles? Do you do it with pen & paper or electronically? Why?

    2013 Goals: 1000 Miles | 5k: Sub 25 | HM: Sub 2:00 | 1 Race/Month 


    Bin Running

      You are in luck.. there's a training log available on this website.. Check it out at the top left..

      2015 Races

      2XU HM - 29 Mar


        I log my miles on the training log here. I manually enter information from my Garmin, or off the treadmill. I'm a terribly unorganised person, and I've found it pretty easy.


          I've just, as of today, started logging on the RA log. It seems to be pretty popular in these parts. Cool



          PRs:  1 mile  6:57  //  5k   24:12  //  5 mile  39:32*  //  10k   49.10*   //  Half  1:52:18


          * courses slightly short


          "It's not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves."

          ~ Sir Edmund Hillary

          not lazy, just tired

            I've been using the log here. I upload info directly from my Garmin.

            Not if it makes sense.

            YAYpril - B-Plus

              I use my Garmin for every outdoor run, and manually enter any treadmill runs to Garmin Connect. Then they all get uploaded to here.

              Don't call me Buttercup!

                I use my Garmin for every outdoor run, and manually enter any treadmill runs to Garmin Connect. Then they all get uploaded to here.


                She is wise. =)   This is what I do, too.  Last year I also used pen and paper, but now I just have an excel spreadsheet that I use.  I like to have back ups, in case (God Forbid) Eric decides to take his toys and go home. LOL

                Slow and steady wins the....  wait a second! I've been lied to! 


                levitation specialist

                  I use my Garmin for all my runs, simply because they all are outside. So everything is recorded on there, then when I get home, I upload them to my iPad from my Wahoo Ant+ dongle & app, then they get put on Garmin Connect. But I also write them down on a log book and put down note details about the weather, how I felt, gear issues, trail issues, etc. Things you don't usually electronically record about a run. It helps to look back and see what works and what doesn't, recognize patterns in performance, etc.


                  Garmin watch has a record.

                  Wahoo Fitness app has a record.

                  Garmin Connect has a record.

                  Runner's World paper log has a record.


                  And then I am in the Winter Miles game, 2013 in 2013 game, and on team Hillkillers for RW miles game. So those places also have total mileage numbers for my runs as well.


                  Jess runs for bacon

                    I log in too many places, but it seems to work. I log everything on here, on endomondo, and in a paper training log.




                    Chief Unicorn Officer

                      I don't use Garmin Connect...I am going to try to start using the log on here just to see how it goes, but I have a very simple app on my phone (it's just called "Running Log") that I love. I don't like having to rely on things to upload and connect to each other, I'm really old school. So I like the manual entry of Running Log.

                      Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54

                        I prefer Daily Mile. I also track using an iPhone app called iRun.


                          I use and like Daily Mile. I will probably start using the log here in addition to DM but we'll see.

                          Muddling through

                            Over the years, once I got away from a paper log, I've accumulalted 3 logs that I currently use. One is a simple Excel summary log of month by month totals with a few metrics I haven't seen in other logs like average per day and average per workout. The second is a moderately sophisticated Excel spreadsheet similar to the log here. The third is the log here. I uploaded my 2012 data from my daily log and am in the process of manually adding yearly totals to that by entering all the miles for the year on 12/31 of each year. I also keep a separate race log with overall and AG places, AG rating, and AG equivalent time.

                            2015 Goals: Run IAT50K, run first 100K, and exceed 100K in a 24-Hour race


                              I use Training Peaks for all my workouts, that way my coach and I can analyze them and discuss them.


                              Goddess of the Cuisine

                                I still use Daily Mile, but I also use RA. It's more convenient now that I can upload the data from my Garmin,