Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dude, really?

USB external hard drive.....?  CRASHED!  Just lost 6 months of data...spreadsheet updates, article docs, pictures... luckily I backed up back in November but time escaped and I had not updated in a long time.

If I want to pay $500 up front, I can MAYBE get SOME data back.


So here I am.  I lost 6 months of training data, last six months of event details.  While it's not the end of the world, it was nice to be able to look back at historical data.  I'm not sure if I want to go back the backup and update to today.  Probably not for training since I stopped with daily mile a while back.  I have Garmin connect but it does not capture treadmill runs and swims.

What do you guys out there use online?  Training Peaks?  I'm tempted to go all to Garmin connect since you can download into a spreadsheet and look at what you want.  At least that way the data is still there if my files get lost again.

But I also kept stuff like spreadsheets on personal finances, my formulas for rating races, keeping track of Falkee Triathlon.  Gone.

But at the same time it's liberating like Fight Club. "Tell him. Tell him, The liberator who destroyed my property has realigned my perceptions."  I refuse to waste more time dealing with it by recreating past data.  I MIGHT do it for event results.  But then there's Athlinks that does it automatically.

I'm not sure what I will end up doing but I spent the morning trainer ride (morning t-storm forced me indoors) reading Chris McCormack's new book coming out next week.  Check for my review coming soon!

Time to stop moping and do something productive instead of trying to explore ways to save my data....
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