Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
If you end your training weeks on Saturday, the My Plans worksheet was not moving data to the month sheets correctly. Fixed by Mr. Trilott and now integrated with Forever Beta2. If you don't end your weeks on Saturday, you don't have to re-download. New version posted at 22:00 Eastern US time today.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
One error was found and corrected by Trilott. If you downloaded the 2009 "Forever Beta" Excel Training Log version before 1:30 PM Eastern US Time on January 11, 2009, you may download the current version "Forever Beta1".
The problem was the Summary Mileage Graph did not work correctly if you chose your training weeks to end on Saturday. If this does not apply to you, and you end your training weeks on Sunday (the default) don't even worry about it.
If you do end your training weeks on Saturday, then download the newest version.
Enjoy! Good luck with your training!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I don't know if anyone follows my running blog, so I figured I would post my current trials and tribulations here. I was running a trail race yesterday and broke my rib in a fall. (There is no tracking in the log for bone healing progress, unfortunately ;)
Posted by Thinnmann at 1/10/2009 11:51:00 PM
Thursday, January 08, 2009
It is finally here! Go do the download!
Some things to know - it is a zip file, to save bandwidth. If my server runs out of bandwidth, please let me know by posting a comment or sending me email.
There are two versions - one of them is for older versions of Excel, such as 5.0 and MS Office 95.
The primary version unzips to 1.2 MB. The older versions file unzips to 2.6 MB.
1. Settings: An Excel Wizard is responsible for major upgrades this year. He is only known as "Trilott", and we all owe him our adimration and thanks. Trilott created the SETTINGS worksheet, where you enter the year of the log, the first date and day of the year. In otherwords, this log can be used for all years following! Make sure to keep one blank copy of the file for 2010 and beyond!
2. My Plans & Common Workouts: Trilott also modified the "My Plans" worksheet. In My Plans, you can plan your workout distances and they will appear in the "Plan" column on the monthly training worksheets. Related to this, Trilott created a "Common Workouts" worksheet. If you type names for your common workouts, they will appear in a drop-down menu on the My Plans worksheet.
3. Race Page: Trilott added a page to record race results and it will keep track of your Personal Records for various distances.
4. Bike Tracker: Thinnmann added a bike mileage tracker worksheet. Works like the Shoe Tracker. Enter your bikes in the Bike Tracker worksheet, then indicate the bike you ride when recording cycling workouts on the Cycle & Swim worksheet.
Monday, January 05, 2009
I appreciate all the emails and comments about the Excel Training Log. I know you all have been patiently waiting. I know I have dragged my heels on this a little. I didn't do it before an eight day ski vactaion during the holidays. I thought I would get it done during the vacation. But I was having too good a time for that.
BUT THERE ARE GREAT IMPROVMENTS TO BE POSTED!
A user of this Excel Training Log, who happens to be an Excel UberUser, made some killer improvements. They are improvements that will have you never have to wait for the next year's update again! I am working on fully integrating his improvements, though still remain in awe of his Excel skills.
Hopefully, a version will be posted within the next 24 hours.
Chill - get a run or ride or swim in - and write it down on paper. You can catch up on the first week of January in a few strokes of your keyboard.
Posted by Thinnmann at 1/05/2009 09:00:00 PM