Another site to log into every day July 11, 2009 6:29 AM   Subscribe

If anyone here uses, or is looking for an excuse to use,, I've created a MetaFilter group.

DailyMile tracks running, swimming, biking, and weights/crosstraining, does Nike+ syncing, produces some charts/graphs, is shiny looking, etc. I don't have any connection to the site, I just like it and find it useful.

Also I hope it's ok that I created a group with the MetaFilter name on it, if not I can change it to "Runners Swimmers Cyclists and Sometimes Weightlifters/Crosstrainers United for Great Justice and Universal Prosperity", which was my second choice.
posted by Who_Am_I to MetaFilter-Related at 6:29 AM (16 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I'm in. Noob runner, so the accountability will be a good motivator. Thanks who-am-i.
posted by headnsouth at 6:52 AM on July 11, 2009

I know it's mostly focused on the nike kits, but I think you can manually punch in a run with the Mefi Runner+.
posted by tylermoody at 7:23 AM on July 11, 2009 has a Metafilter group.
posted by popechunk at 7:57 AM on July 11, 2009

I do use Runner+ and like it a lot, and you can manually enter runs on both sites, but I also swim and bike. I used WeEndure for a bit, but I prefer DailyMile. It seems to have a lot more active users, and I'm not sure WeEndure is being developed any more, someone correct me if I'm wrong.
posted by Who_Am_I at 8:59 AM on July 11, 2009

Just joined. I like the look of the DailyMile website better than Runner+
posted by extramundane at 11:22 AM on July 11, 2009

Oh wow, I just started training for a marathon (first one) and maybe I should join up.
posted by ORthey at 12:26 PM on July 11, 2009

Also I hope it's ok that I created a group with the MetaFilter name on it.

If this group is wrong then these Metafilter steam, facebook,, flickr, LibraryThing, CouchSurfing, We Endure, and groups are screwed!
posted by The Devil Tesla at 12:44 PM on July 11, 2009

I joined! logging in the miles and kilometers from walking, and adding in time on weights too. thank you for suggesting this Who_Am_I !!
posted by seawallrunner at 1:39 PM on July 11, 2009

I kind of love that Metafilter is practically the only source of activity on We Endure, as it allows my piddly 150-mile weeks to sometimes show up on the main leaderboard. The DailyMile looks a little annoying with all the constantly updating stuff on the main page. But, that's just me. (Personally, I've considered suggesting that Matt just buy out the We Endure guy since he seems to have no interest in developing it any more anyway. MeFit, anyone?)
posted by misskaz at 4:33 PM on July 11, 2009

Joined. Guess it means I better get off my rear, huh?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 10:35 PM on July 11, 2009

MeFit would be awesome!

In the meantime, I'm on DailyMile and have joined the group.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 5:39 PM on July 12, 2009 [1 favorite]

I'm a weendure user as well. I like DailyMile's interface and there's some other cool features that would be helpful, but until I can find some way to import my data from weendure, it's unlikely i'll use it.
posted by sapo at 1:43 PM on July 13, 2009

Thanks for letting me know about this, Who_Am I. I've been looking for a site like this for a while now. I just signed up for the site, and once I get a couple workouts logged I'll join the MeFi group.

I now I'm late to the party, but those of you interested in tracking your workouts might be interested in this Wired article about Nike+. It's specifically about the Nike product, of course, but there are also some really interesting bits about workout tracking in general:

There's something even deeper. Nike has discovered that there's a magic number for a Nike+ user: five. If someone uploads only a couple of runs to the site, they might just be trying it out. But once they hit five runs, they're massively more likely to keep running and uploading data. At five runs, they've gotten hooked on what their data tells them about themselves.
posted by Ian A.T. at 3:12 PM on July 13, 2009

Sounds like fun. I will join as soon as I have a pedometer.
posted by zinc saucier at 7:54 PM on July 13, 2009

[...]At five runs, they've gotten hooked on what their data tells them about themselves.
posted by Ian A.T. at 6:12 PM on July 13 [+] [!]

That's definitely true for me. Some days I feel like it's my biggest motivator.

I should have mentioned it earlier, but if you don't have a pedometer there are a few easy ways to figure your distances. DailyMile has a built-in route mapper, but it's kind of clunky. gmaps-pedometer is a great alternative, very easy to use and has an elevation option. You can use it for cycling or running. Some people use MapMyRide/MapMyRun, I haven't tried them yet. There's also veloroutes for cycling which looks good.
posted by Who_Am_I at 5:49 AM on July 14, 2009

I used to use MapMyRun but now I will switch to DailyMile. MapMyRun's free service is seriously marred by the advertising and the little pop-up they put on top of the map. I think DailyMile is clean, easy, and does everything I need.
posted by synecdoche at 1:11 PM on July 14, 2009

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