This is how my data project continued. After nearly five years of running I decided to have a closer look at the analysis, visualization and presentation of my runs, and not just to trust my gut feeling. It took me several weeks to discover Strava for the improved analysis and the multiple ride mapper from Jonathan O’Keeffe for the visualization. Probably my fault not to care enough about this points, thinking Garmin and Runkeeper are good enough.
First I was disappointed that the internet didn’t suggest me an improvement, but finally happy that I was able to integrate my whole running history. Loving it how those maps are generated fast forward, and to think about, why I ran which route, how I explored the environment, what I was thinking about and how I think about it now. Consequently I was delighted by the thought, that the machines are able to make sense of my history, even it was not possible at the time it occured, and that in realtime.
Thinking about the further improvement of the presentation, I am still facing some problems, due to my lacking skills in programming, conceptional and economical questions. Furthermore I am going to strengthen WordPress as primary content management system and to improve my tracking skills in order to get hints for further optimization.