Friday, November 4, 2011

Hoarders, Running Data Edition

Let me start by saying that I am absolutely not a hoarder. If anything, I'm a little trigger happy on disposing of things. Over-crammed closets, cabinets, and rooms stress me out. So imagine my surprise when I realized that I have become a hoarder of running data. It all started so innocently.

At first I kept data only intermittently or not at all. Then I kept it on runningahead.com, then on Garmin Desktop Training Center. Then, well, things got out of hand. 

See, because I work around the clock and my employer prefers to keep it that way, my laptop belongs to my employer. Last week they updated it, and in doing so backed up everything except my Garmin Training Center data. *%^&!! I lost my data, at least in Garmin-ese anyway.  

My response may have been overkill. I decided to start backing up to Garmin Connect. And...I've decided to start using dailymile (find me! I have like 4 friends on there right now. It's kinda sad and I feel like a noob), although that one was just for fun.

That means I'm now storing running data on Garmin desktop and online, runningahead, and dailymile. That's right, in FOUR places. Not counting the record keeping for HBBC and POTM (see badge to the right). 

Am I alone here in my insanity? How many sites/places do you store your data? Have you ever lost massive quantities of it? This is out of control.

3 comments:

{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

Thank goodness I'm not alone with multiple storage spots for my running data! We should meet up on DailyMile and good luck in POTM and HBBC!

Raquelita said...

Haha! I use Dailymile and I also keep a spreadsheet on desktop. I have cut down, though, recently because I was using these plus RunLogger on FB and a training calendar from another website that had my Chicago Marathon training program uploaded into it. It was excessive to have my mileage data in 4 different places.

Black Knight said...

I store my mileage data in RW training log and in my old paper log-book....(since 1986).
I always delete the Garmin data.