Tuesday July 31, 2018
I made a training log in Google Sheets.
Even in the age of Fitbit, GPS running watches, and Strava, a training log in a spreadsheet is a useful tool. Because it’s a spreadsheet, it can be used to analyze data in ways that websites and apps can’t. Also, it can be incredibly motivating to set a goal and record your progression over time.
Update: I joined the software engineering team at Strava in April, 2019! So although I didn’t work for Strava when I wrote this blog post, I do now! We’re doing amazing things, and I’d encourage you to check out Strava or Strava Summit if you haven’t. It’s amazing how much motivation can come from being part of a community.
Without further ado, here’s the training log in Google Sheets: LogRun with Sample Data
Long ago, David Hays published a similar training log in Excel. I wanted to create something that presented the data I found to be most important in the simplest way possible, and something that worked in Google Sheets. David Hays’ training log was a big source of inspiration for me.
Want to use (or modify) my training log to track your own workouts?
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I hope someone finds it useful. If you like it, let me know @mike_kasberg!
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