Archive for April, 2017

Online Training Logs – 3 Popular Approaches

| April 27, 2017 1:56 pm

by Franz Kelsch

It has been nearly 7 years since I wrote previously about using one of the online training logs that utilities a device with GPS to track your rides, runs, swimming and so forth.  Back then I discussed the current state of several options, including Garmin Connect, Strava, Plus 3 Network, Daily Mile, Training Peaks, Ride with GPS and MapMyRide.  Most all of these online services have changed significantly in the past several years.  While I have used them all previously I narrowed my usage to only three of them and therefore I am discussing here only these three:

  • Strava
  • Training Peaks
  • Garmin Connect

It is interesting how all three services have tried to add in popular features from the other services in order to better compete.  They each have advantages and disadvantages compared with the others.   All three offer a free services while Strava and Training Peaks without some features except to paying customers.  In future blog posts I will be comparing these three online training logs with respect to things such 1) how useful they are as a training calendar, 2)scheduling workouts, 3) setting  heart rate, power and pace zones and 4)performance mounting including fitness and fatigue,   If there are other features you wish covered, please leave a comment below.