Eddie Izzard does a great bit about technofear vs. technojoy:
I wouldn’t say I’m fearful, per se… but I am a bit impatient, which makes reading very technical instructions a chore. I sometimes get intimidated, bored or frustrated trying to learn new equipment or software, and often my response is just to avoid it.
However, I was given a Garmin Forerunner 305 for Christmas, and I’m trying to push myself to the technojoy side so that I can experience all the benefits provided by having super detailed data about my training. I have not yet paired it with the Polar heart rate monitor I already own, but I think once I do the info will be even more useful.
Check out my Monday night bike ride! I met up with Bec mid-city, and we rode through downtown out to South Pasadena via the (unlit and kind of scary!) Arroyo Seco bike path. We got caramel lattes and headed back to the start point, where I broke off and did another 5 miles out 6th Street towards Beverly Hills, so that I could meet my goal of logging 35 miles. Here’s what it looked like to Señor Garmin:
Kind of nifty!
What do you guys use for tracking workout data? What do you like about it?