Monday, June 29, 2009


For those who don`t know me, I`m a little bit anal retentive and LOVE lists. Anything I can organize, alphabetize, catagorize, color code, etc etc.

I used to keep records of all my training info in these great little Kondis “diaries”. Everything was logged/written in and color coded. Very easy to flip back to previous years/months to quickly compare hours/form/pulse/weather, etc.

Now that I have tried to switch over to different web solutions, like, I miss the easy access of previous training times/info.

Part of my frustration is probably with my pulse watch, which is now outdated and will not always download to my PC.

It seems that every time I go digital, I will at one point have to go back to my paper records to dig up my backups. I will also print out my pulse curves, and put them in a binder, so that I can compare my pulse from competition to competition.

Last year my PC crashed and I had to re-install everything, including my pulse files. (but my paper printouts are still safe).

My “diaries” from 2003-2007 are still great resources, full of information which is easily dug out, and can be compared with all the other books. No hassle, no password, no digging up old files from “somewhere”.

I like some of the features on dailymile, like mapping out my route. But now that I have some of my files logged in there, and some in the pulse watch, I have lost control. And even though I can go back and check previous months on the web, I still prefer laying out my books side by side so I can physically see all my times and distances.

I will keep entering my training times in dailymile, but I think I need to start filling in my Kondis diaries again, and start color coding, just to be on the safe side.

Maybe I`m just old.

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