Training Log Comparison

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I have attempted to catalog a number of the options for training logs. Below are some of the one's I've looked at, along with some that I need other user's input on.

1 Recommended

I use SportTracks and export workouts to Dailymile for others to see. The combination works great.

  • SportTracks - The best training log, with extensible functionality via plugins. This is my top recommendation for serious runners.
  • Dailymile - This is my top pick for social logging. Casual runners can use this site as their only training log, or combine it with SportTracks fir more sophisticated analytics.
  • Fitocracy - Not a true training log, but a great site for a more rounded athlete with a vibrant social community.

2 Good Logging, Poor Social

If you use these options, I would recommend double entering your workouts with Dailymile.com

  • Polar ProTrainer - The best software for Polar users, and some of the best reporting and analytics I have found.

3 Looks Good

  • RunningAHEAD - A nice site with lots of reporting options and support for Garmin GPS. It has a Facebook application and built in forums.
  • Garmin Connect - Easy to use and reasonable functionality, but there are probably better options out there.
  • Athleticore - A very minimalist site, focused on running groups, either eductional or other organizations.
  • Runkeeper - Similar to Dailymile but nowhere near as good from a social perspective. It does have much better privacy controls, so this is worth considering if you are concerned about who sees your data.

4 Two Thumbs Down

Things I've used and disliked.

5 Alternatives

6 Need More Information

If you are a user of any of these, please let me know and I will add in the extra details.

  • TrainingPeaks - Popular site with triathletes and supports logging of nutrition as well as training. I received one comment that the premium version of Training Peaks is too expensive and Sport Tracks with a few plugins can do a similar job.
  • WKO Plus - Desktop software from TrainingPeaks.com
  • Nike Plus - I've not used this, but seems very popular