Solution: in the diary window search field, you can for entries that match common attributes. The following examples may give you a picture of what that is capable of.
- Search for fragments in the comment field. For example 'evening run' would find all entries that contain this text fragment in their comment field.
- This enables you to use tagging. For example you could make yourself up a tag like 'x-withDog' 'x-fromWorkToHome', enter these tags into any activities comment and then search for those.
- You can also search for parts of the date. Enter '2011-' to find all entries of that year or '2011-03' to find all entries of that month. or -'03-' to find all entries of in March of every year. (for your interest, the full date format is yyy-mm-dd)
Solution: In the diary, select the weeks tab. You see a chart that displays values over time.
- Right click the chart to hide/show rows like duration, distance, speed, etc.
- Select a range within the chart to analyze values within the selected period of time
- Select one or more entries within the bottom table of activities to see where they are located in the chart.
Tip: To build classes of workouts that you can compare to each other, categorize your workouts by:
- creating separate diaries for each type of activity (like biking and running).
- using tags for equipment or workout-type.
More: TrailRunner Help > Diary
Explanation: My Best Performance is based on the fitness value you achieved. The theory behind that is your most economic run — not necessarily your fastest.
On Fitness: In TrailRunner, the fitness is a calculated value based on the average pace and heart rate of a workout. The idea is that if you where very fast with a low heart rate you are fitter, while the opposite applies if you where very slow and had a high heart rate. This value is just for orientation and does not have the accuracy of the methods used in Polar watches or other biometric methods, but it gives a pretty good overall impression. To compare your fitness values to average adults, take a look into this table.
Solution: Below the activities list there is a Filter Button. Please check if you have set a filter that hides the entries you where looking for.
Solution: TrailRunner supports Dropbox. You can put the TrailRunner documents into your Dropbox and the data gets synchronized between all linked computers.
As you might already know, TrailRunner stores all vital information within your home directories Application Support folder
To move your TrailRunner data to Dropbox, follow these steps:
- Download and install Dropbox.
- By default, Dropbox creates a new folder in your home directory called
- Open this folder and make sure that a folder named
Documentsexists within. If this is not the case, create one with the exact spelling.
- Now go to:
- Within, find the folder named
TrailRunnerand move this into the aforementioned
Next time you start up TrailRunner, the application will check on if your home directory contains the following folder:
If that's the case, TrailRunner will access this location instead of the default
If the default folder does not suit you, these alternatives are also looked into:
As this folder now is located within your dropbox, it is automatically being backed up and synchronized between all computers being linked to your dropbox.
Solution: TrailRunner stores files in the following folders. Backup these folders/files and your personal data is safe.
> Read More about what files TrailRunner writes to your harddrive…
Hint: Another alternative to backing up your files is to place them in Dropbox. This also enables you to synchronize with other computers you own:
> Read More about how to synchronize your diary with other computers…
chflags nohidden ~/Library/
or you can open it by typing the following into the Finder menu item Go > Go to Folder box:
Solution: Select the diary entries in TrailRunner and use Edit > Copy to paste the data into an external spreadsheet application like Numbers or Excel. To select all entries in TrailRunner, use Command-A.
Tip: If you import your data into Excel, make sure that the column separator is set to "tab separated".
Solution: To manually copy your weblog to another server, follow these steps:
- Press the Preview Button in the Publish pane.
Safari will open and will show you the preview.
- Remove the /weblog.html part of the url displayed in the address bar.
- Press the return key while the cursor is still in the address bar.
Finder will open a new window with the exported files.
- Manually copy these to your server.