Thursday, December 18, 2008
In need of an online log to keep track of your running? Check out RunningAhead.com. This awesome site lets you keep track of your training plus a whole lot more. The best thing about the site is that you can log all your workouts (running, cycling, swimming, and weight training) as well as create custom workouts to track other activities. After a run, just log in and add your workout. Another cool feature is the ability to measure your running routes and create elevation profiles. The mapping tool is very easy to use and a heck of a lot cheaper than a GPS device! They also provide a bank of running routes from other runners all across the country. So, if you have business trip in Philly, you see what routes other runners have submitted for the area. Another really helpful tool they offer is the ability to analyze your data through colorful graphs. I’m a visual learner, and seeing my progression (or lack there of) in a graph is really helpful. You can also search by specific workout entries using different criteria. And, you can track your shoe mileage so you won’t get injured from running in shoes past their prime. The site also provides a great running community where you can join a “running group” and get advice whether you’ve just started running or your training for a marathon. You can also meet other runners through the community and share running tips, ask questions or just talk about whatever.