For about 8 years, I’ve kept track of my running mileage in an Excel workbook. Before that, I was logging things in a Claris Works Spreadsheet for a couple years, and before that I had a couple years of paper logs.
The Excel workbook has worked well because it’s functionality has evolved as far as I have been willing to push it. But for a while I’ve felt that its development has stagnated and it has grown unwieldy.
Now that I’ve been benched from running for 4 months (more on that later), I’d like to explore other exercise tracking options that are more amenable to cross training.
Features I’d like:
- Accessible anywhere (i.e. on the web).
- Can accommodate different sorts of workouts (running, biking, weight lifting, pickup frisbee, etc.).
- Exportable to spreadsheets or database files.
- Nice graphical data and meta-data summaries with easily adjustable parameters.
- Easy to track peripheral data such as gear (e.g. shoe mileage) and routes (possibly with maps).
- It would be awesome if there were some kind of API or other method that allowed me to import my running logs from the last 8 years into the system, but I think that may be asking too much.
- Social networking would be nice, but not necessary.
A couple friends (thanks Z and G) suggested Daily Mile. I’m happy with that but it would be nice if it could track strength training as well. Does anyone have other suggestions?