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Friday, May 14, 2010

Running Log

  I have heard that it is really good for any serious running to keep track of their workouts by using a running log or a fitness log.  So I've decided to start doing it too!  The purpose of a Log is to be able to keep track of your workouts from what time of day you ran, the weather, the temperature, your pace, the amount of miles you completed, the food and drink you consumed before, during and after your run, plus any additional information you might find important.  At first I didn't know what was so important about keeping a running log, but it can tell you a lot of things.  I've noticed that it is very hard for me to get up in the morning to go for a run, but I have noticed that my run is even worse at night after working all day.  I am mentally and physically exhausted and have a harder time pushing through some runs.   So keep track! Let me know what you discover!  What works best for you?

Here's an Example that I have found works for me:


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4 comments:

  1. If you get a Garmin Forerunner 405, it keeps track of your distance, heart rate, pace, and about 15 other things, then automatically uploads to your computer once it's within range. You can even have it automatically link your stats to facebook...peer pressure is good motivation!

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  2. How do you like the Garmin? I currently have a Polar and its great, but it only keeps track of your heart rate. I was thinking about the Garmin, are they complicated to use?

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  3. The software setup is kinda difficult the first time. I couldn't get it to connect to my computer for about an hour. To actually use it while running is super easy...like a stopwatch. You can set your screen to relay the information you're interested in during the run, but it still uploads everything once you're finished. HR, distance, avg speed, top speed, minimum speed, calories burned, elevation changes, and on and on and on....
    Just wish they made the initial setup as easy as using the watch. But at least you only have to do it once!

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