I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that I’ve been using DailyMile to keep track of all of my miles. Although it’s easy to use and it’s free, it is absolutely terrible when it comes to looking back at historical performances other than a broad “this is how many miles I’ve run in the past 16 weeks.”
I almost always run with my Garmin, but I almost never bike with it. I use a regular old Timex watch on my bike commute. Breaking my commute into fourths, I know exactly what time I need to be at a specific intersection in order to make it to catch the train on time. When I get to the train in the morning, or home in the evening, I quickly type in the commute time (and I know the distance) using the DailyMile app on my phone. I enter my runs into DailyMile, but since they’re generally recorded on my Garmin, I also upload them to Garmin Connect. Garmin Connect, however, is a pain in the ass to manually input workouts, so it will never be a one-stop-shop for me. I just use it to store my GPS data, even though I don’t routinely go back and look through it.
I’m looking for a program to use other than DailyMile though. I want something with a little bit more power when it comes to looking back at historical workouts. I’ve been playing around with TrainingPeaks, and I think it will fit what I’m looking for. Most importantly, it’s free and it has an app for my Android phone. I know I can sync my Garmin workouts to TrainingPeaks (as I could with DailyMile also), but really I’m just looking for something that I can enter in basic data (distance, time, etc.)
What do you use to track your miles? Any thoughts on TrainingPeaks before I make the leap?