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PERSONALIZED TRAINING DIARY VERSION 1.01 Release Date: August 17, 1992 _______ ____|__ | (R) --| | |------------------- | ____|__ | Association of | | |_| Shareware |__| o | Professionals -----| | |--------------------- |___|___| MEMBER (c) Copyright 1992 Lake fFfips Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved Lake fFfips Software, Inc. P.O. Box 8904 New Haven, CT 06532-8904 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 BACKGROUND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 DEFINITION OF SHAREWARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 OMBUDSMAN STATEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 SUPPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 GETTING STARTED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 PROGRAM FILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 BACKING UP DATA FILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 KEYS TO KNOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 MODE DISPLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 STATUS LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 STARTING THE PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 MAIN MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 SETUP AND MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 CATEGORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 ATTRIBUTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 USING CATEGORIES & ATTRIBUTES . . . . . . . . . . 11 DELETING CATEGORIES & ATTRIBUTES . . . . . . . . 11 PRINT BLANK LOGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 DELETE LOG RECORDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 SCREEN COLORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 REPAIR DATABASES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 TRAINING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 INSERTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 MODIFYING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 SEARCHING/VIEWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 DELETING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 DISPLAY ATTRIBUTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 MILES/KILOMETERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 REPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 DEFINING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 MODIFYING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 RUNNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 DELETING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 USING THE REPORTS SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 REPORT NAME/DESCRIPTION/TITLE . . . . . . . . . . 18 DISPLAY FIELDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 SORTED BY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 GROUPED BY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 ANALYZE ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 SEARCH CRITERIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 ATTRIBUTE SEARCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 PRINTER SETUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ENDING REPORT DEFINITION . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 EXPLORING THE TRAINING RECORDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 SCANNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 REPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Page 1 INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND Personalized Training Diary (PTD) was developed to help track those elusive factors that affect performance. As someone involved in endurance activities such as running, cross-country skiing, or biking, you appreciate how equipment, weather, or route conditions can change your outcome. Cross-country skiers, as an example, must take into account such factors as temperature, humidity, course profile, and type of wax. Until now, it was difficult to record and evaluate those factors. PTD helps you review training performance of any endurance activity, based upon self-determined categories and attributes. You can define a category such as weather and then identify attributes such as rainy, humid, hot, cold, etc. By tracking these attributes, you will find it easier to study the impact of various conditions. You can study the effects of humidity, temperature, or brand of running shoe, bicycle or ski you use. PTD helps you explore athletic performance in new ways. By design the program will enable you to think and perform smarter. It helps you determine what conditions enhance or hinder performance. An example might be the runner who periodically develops sore feet. The program may help the runner find that this occurs when wearing certain shoes, when running up hills, or only on humid days. You determine the degree of detail and control the activities described, the categories and attributes defined, and the reports developed. PTD changes perspective to find new understanding of performance. The program is a tool to test assumptions. PTD can also be used as educational software. The program adapts well for use in a school setting, enabling integration with learning experiences. PTD can integrate what a student does in physical education class with computer sciences as well as with other sciences and math classes, allowing the student to begin to analyze his or her physical performance. PTD can bridge the gap between courses of study the student may feel are unrelated. Thus, it supports the core of the sciences: to observe and predict. Version 1.01 is a step in developing new tools. It will be the users of this software who will shape future versions. Lake fFfips Software encourages your comments and suggestions. Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 2 A word of caution. When undertaking any training and physical-fitness program, one should consult with a physician or other qualified health-care professional. Such consultation is advisable when drawing any conclusions based upon information you have entered or used from this program. DEFINITION OF SHAREWARE Shareware distribution gives users a chance to try software before buying it. If you try a Shareware program and continue using it, you are expected to register. Individual programs differ on details some request registration while others require it, some specify a maximum trial period. With registration, you get anything from the simple right to continue using the software to an updated program with printed manual. Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial software, and the copyright holder retains all rights, with a few specific exceptions as stated below. Shareware authors are accomplished programmers, just like commercial authors, and the programs are of comparable quality. (In both cases, there are good programs and bad ones!) The main difference is in the method of distribution. The author specifically grants the right to copy and distribute the software, either to all and sundry or to a specific group. For example, some authors require written permission before a commercial disk vendor may copy their Shareware. Shareware is a distribution method, not a type of software. You should find software that suits your needs and pocketbook, whether it's commercial or Shareware. The Shareware system makes fitting your needs easier, because you can try before you buy. And because the overhead is low, prices are low also. Shareware has the ultimate money-back guarantee -- if you don't use the product, you don't pay for it. DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT Users of Personalized Training Diary must accept this disclaimer of warranty: Personalized Training Diary is supplied as is. The author disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability and of fitness for any purpose. The author assumes no liability for damages, direct or consequential, which may result from the use of Personalized Training Diary. Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 3 The trial version of Personalized Training Diary is a "shareware program" and is provided at no charge to the user for evaluation. Feel free to share it with your friends, but please do not give it away altered or as part of another system. The essence of "user-supported" software is to provide personal- computer users with quality software without high prices, and yet to provide incentive for programmers to continue to develop new products. If you find this program useful and find that you are using Personalized Training Diary and continue to use Personalized Training Diary after a reasonable trial period, you must make a registration payment of $79.95 to Lake fFfips Software. The $79.95 registration fee will license one copy for use on any one computer at any one time. You must treat this software just like a book. An example is that this software may be used by any number of people and may be freely moved from one computer location to another, so long as there is no possibility of it being used at one location while it's being used at another. Just as a book cannot be read by two different persons at the same time. Commercial users of Personalized Training Diary must register and pay for their copies of Personalized Training Diary within 30 days of first use or their license is withdrawn. Site-License arrangements may be made by contacting Lake fFfips Software. Anyone distributing Personalized Training Diary for any kind of remuneration must first contact Lake fFfips Software for authorization. This authorization will be automatically granted to distributors recognized by the (ASP) as adhering to its guidelines for shareware distributors, and such distributors may begin offering Personalized Training Diary immediately (However Lake fFfips Software must still be advised so that the distributor can be kept up-to-date with the latest version of Personalized Training Diary). You are encouraged to pass a copy of the trial version of Personalized Training Diary along to your friends for evaluation. Please encourage them to register their copy if they find that they can use it. All registered users will receive a copy of the latest version of PTD with registration and trial information removed and a professionally printed copy of the manual. OMBUDSMAN STATEMENT Lake fFfips Software, Inc. is a member of the Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the shareware principle works for you. If you are unable to resolve a Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 4 shareware-related problem with an ASP member by contacting the member directly, ASP may be able to help. The ASP Ombudsman can help you resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP member, but does not provide technical support for members' products. Please write to the ASP Ombudsman at 545 Grover Road, Muskegon, MI 49442 or send a CompuServe message via CompuServe Mail 70007,3536 to ASP. SUPPORT Registered users receive one year of product support. Support is available by telephone, mail, or CompuServe. Phone support is available Monday through Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 3 P.M. Eastern Time. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, when requesting support by mail. Users evaluating the trial version can get support for installation only. Lake fFfips Software, Inc. P.O. Box 8904 New Haven, CT 06532-8904 (203) 933 9321 CompuServe: 73500.3261 Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 5 GETTING STARTED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 1. DOS version 2.11 or later 2. Hard disk 3. 640K RAM 4. Config.sys should contain: files = 20 buffers = 15 5. A 286 or better processor is recommended. INSTALLATION Be sure to make backup copies of all diskettes before beginning the installation process. Trial Version: 1. Create a directory on your hard drive. 2. Copy all files to that directory. 3. Type: PKUNZIP PTD10101 <cr> to "unzip" all files into directory. Registered Version: 1. Put PTD disk 1 into your computer's floppy drive. 2. At the DOS prompt type your floppy's drive letter followed by a colon and press Enter. 3. Type Install at the DOS prompt and press Enter. 4. Follow the instructions of the install program. Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 6 PROGRAM FILES The following is a list of files which make up Personalized Training Diary: Training.exe Log.exe Set_up.exe Reports.exe Training.err Run.scr Runrep.scr Ptr.scr Def.bin Register.txt (trial version only) Manual.doc (trial version only) BACKING UP DATA FILES Personalized Training Diary creates and maintains 4 files which store data: Log.bin: stores training records. Def.bin: stores setup information for activities, categories, and attributes. Rep.bin: stores reports. Color.set: stores screen color information. You should make backup copies of these files regularly to protect your data. Consult your computer manual if you need more information about backup procedures. Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 7 KEYS TO KNOW KEY FUNCTION Home When in records or reports display mode, moves to the first one End When in records or reports display mode, moves to the last one Esc Cancels or exits a function Enter Accepts input or makes a menu selection Cursor Used to scan records or reports one at a time; moves cursor in menus; move cursor during report output to screen Page-up Page-down Used to move through records 25 at a time or reports 10 at a time Tab Moves cursor from field to field in Insert and Define modes Insert Changes from Overwrite to Insert mode while entering training records or defining reports F2 Enters Insert mode in training records; enters Define mode in reports definition; enters Add mode in activity, category, and attribute setup F3 Enters Modify mode in training records or report definition F4 Begins a new search while in training records; enters Output mode in reports definition Ctrl F4 Allows the changing of search items F5 Deletes training records or reports F6 Selects or unselects attributes or items in multiple choice menus F7 Displays training record attributes F8 Changes display from miles to kilometers F10 Accepts input or choices Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 8 MODE DISPLAY Display screens contain information to help you use the program. In the lower left-hand corner a MODE display reminds you of what you are now doing. For example, when a menu is displayed CHOOSE appears. When you need to select an operation "DO WHAT?" appears, and so on. MODE MEANING DO WHAT? Choose an action using an F key CHOOSE Choose a menu item INSERT Insert new training record ADD Add activities, categories, or attributes DELETE Delete activities, categories, attributes, records, or reports CANCEL Cancel requested action MODIFY Modify a training record or report PRINTING Send output to printer OUTPUT Run a report UPDATING Databases are updated after deleting categories or attributes SEARCH Search training records based upon user criteria DISPLAY Display attributes of a training record or after finding a record during a search DEFINE Define a report FIXDATA Fix a database marked as invalid Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 9 STATUS LINE The status line at the bottom of the screen is another source of information. The status line presents three types of information: 1. Availability and action of certain keys 2. Explanations if you entered inappropriate data 3. Confirmation of "Are you Sure? (Y/N)" before the program completes the request STARTING THE PROGRAM At the DOS prompt, type Training and press Enter. This will bring you to the main menu. If this is the first time you are using the software and you have not loaded the default file def.bin, you must enter the setup and maintenance option. Here you will identify your training activities, categories, and attributes. Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 10 MAIN MENU The main menu gives you access to the training records, the reports system, setup and maintenance, and registration information, or allows you to exit the program. When using the program for the first time, begin with the setup and maintenance option. SETUP AND MAINTENANCE The setup and maintenance menu allows you to customize PTD to your needs. This is where you define your activities, categories, and attributes. Here you may print out blank log pages to record your workouts, adjust screen colors, and do file maintenance. When you first use Personalized Training Diary the file Def.bin supplied with the program contains predefined activities, categories, and attributes. Use this file as is or modify or delete it. It is supplied as a starting point. If you do not wish to use these, just erase the file. ACTIVITIES By selecting the activities option, you may add or delete training activities. You may list up to 15 separate training activities. These activities will pop up on the training records input screen when you are inserting or modifying your training records. There are several ways to approach defining activities. If you are primarily a runner, you may wish to classify the types of running activities you do. You may have runs geared toward endurance, speed, or distance. Your training regimen may involve sprints, interval training, or fartleks. PTD will allow you to define or categorize running activities any way you choose. If you participate in multiple activities, you can specify each. You may bike, walk, swim, or cross-country ski. You may participate in two or more activities that have the same subcomponents. An example would be the person who runs and XC skis. In this case, possible activities may be: "Run endure," "Run sprint," "Xc endure," and "Xc sprint". The only limitation is that the keyed-in activity description cannot be longer than 10 characters. When deleting a specific activity, you no longer can insert records containing the activity. However, the program maintains all previous records with this activity, and they are available in report mode. Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 11 CATEGORIES By selecting the category option, you can maintain up to 10 different self-defined categories. Categories organize attributes; they are a means of grouping the various attributes that you wish to track. Examples of categories are weather, route, shoes, temperature, and so on. ATTRIBUTES By selecting the attributes option, you can maintain up to 25 different attributes under each of the categories that you defined. The program presents these attributes to you when you enter, modify, or display training records. Under the category of weather, examples of attributes are hot, cold, humid, cloudy; under temperature, examples are ranges such as: 51F - 55F and 56F - 60F ; and under route, examples of attributes include pond loop, country run, hillside. USING CATEGORIES & ATTRIBUTES As with activities, you can approach categories and attributes in various ways. Just about anything you can imagine can be an attribute and tracked. The amount of detail is up to you. Here are some examples: Weather: Hot, Humid, Cool, 51F-55F, Sunny, Rainy Equipment: Reboks, Nikes, Weights Course: Park loop, Hill run, In town, Country Course profile: 01, 02, 03, Hilly, Flat Physical: Strong, Weak, Fatigued, Inspired, Sore Knees Emotional: Inspired, Up, Relaxed, Stressed Also types or brands of equipment such as running shoes, bicycles, or skis. DELETING CATEGORIES & ATTRIBUTES When deleting categories or attributes, PTD will search all training records and reports for references to that category. The program will ask whether or not to continue with the deletion process. If you select "Yes" from the menu, the program will delete that reference from all records and reports that contain Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 12 it. The remainder of the record or report will be unchanged. If you select "No" the program will not delete any categories or attributes. In either case, you will return to the setup menu. PRINT BLANK LOGS This option allows you to print out blank log forms. You may use these to record training sessions and as data entry forms. The blanks will include all your self-defined categories and attributes; you only need to circle those that apply to the particular session. DELETE LOG RECORDS By selecting this option, you can delete all training records while maintaining defined activities, categories, attributes, and reports. This allows you to purge records but keep all other information intact. SCREEN COLORS This option allows you to change screen colors on any EGA\VGA color or VGA monochrome monitor running in color mode. The program stores these settings in the file color.set. If this file is missing, PTD will run in monochrome mode. The first time you adjust the screen colors, the program will create the file color.set. Note: that certain color combinations may produce undesirable effects such as invisible text. Use CAUTION when CAUTION adjusting colors. REPAIR DATABASES Use this option only for the error "1317 Database(s) are invalid" and only when no backup copies of the database exist. One reason the databases could be marked as invalid is because a power failure occurred before the program finished updating the records. This procedure attempts to recover all undamaged data. However, some data may not be recovered. Regular backup of *.bin files is your best protection. Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 13 TRAINING Selecting the training option from the main menu allows you to insert, modify, delete, display, and search for training records. You also can scan records by using the Cursor keys to move one record at a time, the Page-up and Page-down keys to move forward and back 25 records at a time, the Home key to go to the first record, or End key to go to the last record. INSERTING Selecting F2 insert mode displays a blank record. You enter the information requested. Press Enter or Tab to move from field to field. FIELD USE Date Is a required field and must be in the format: MM/DD/YYYY Session Is automatically calculated based upon the number of training records per day Activity Brings up a menu of your activities; use the Cursor keys to move, Enter to select, or Tab to skip Distance Is a required field and must be between 0.01 and 999.99 Elapsed Time Is a required field and must be in the format: MM:SS or HH:MM:SS Miles/Minute Minutes/Mile Are calculated automatically Pulse Rates Resting Training Must be whole numbers Weight Must be a whole number Time of Day Brings up a menu: morning, afternoon, evening, night; use the Cursor keys to move, Enter to select, or Tab to skip. After "Time of Day" you enter the category menu. When you select one of the categories, a screen appears with your predefined attributes for that category. Use the Cursor keys to move from attribute to attribute, F to select or unselect Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 14 attributes. You can select more than one attribute. Then use F10 to accept the selections or Esc to cancel all selections. Either option will return you to the category menu. If you were on the last category item on the menu, you will return to the date field of the training record. You may now review what you entered. Select F10 to save or Esc to cancel the record. In either case, the program will ask, "Are You Sure? (Y/N)". Press "Y" to confirm your decision or "N" if you wish to reconsider your choice. MODIFYING To modify a record, first scan or use the search option to find the record. After locating the record, press F3. You can modify all items except date. When you are in the attributes' menus, all previously selected attributes are highlighted. Use F to select or unselect attributes. F10 will accept the changes. Esc will cancel the changes. Once you have modified the record, as in insert mode, F10 will accept all changes. Esc will cancel changes. Again, the program will ask, "Are You Sure? (Y/N)". Press "Y" to confirm your decision or "N" if you wish to reconsider your choice. SEARCHING/VIEWING The search function allows you to find a specific record or groups of records. By entering information in one or more fields or selecting attributes you can find records that match. Pressing F4 brings up a blank screen. You can enter criteria into as many or as few fields as you like. You can also select attributes. Then by pressing F10 the program will search for the first record that matches all the fields you filled out and attributes you selected. If more than one attribute was selected a menu will ask if records must meet all the attributes or just any one. By using the Cursor keys the program will search for the next or previous record that matches while Page Up and Page Down will move 25 at a time. Pressing F7 will allow you to look at the attributes of the current record. You can begin a new search at any time by pressing F4 or Ctrl F4. F4 clears all previous search criteria, while Ctrl F4 saves the previous search criteria so that you can modify it. Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 15 Pressing F3 while in search mode will let you modify the currently displayed record. Once you are done modifying the record you will return to search mode. DELETING You can delete the currently displayed record by pressing F5. The program will asked, "Are You Sure? (Y/N)". Press "Y" to delete the record or "N" to keep it. DISPLAY ATTRIBUTES You can view the attributes of any displayed record by pressing F7. This places you in the category menu. Then, simply select the category of attributes you wish to view. Pressing Esc while in the category menu will return you to where you were. MILES/KILOMETERS By pressing F8 you can change the format of how distance and pace are displayed. Miles, miles per minute, and minutes per mile become kilometers, kilometers per minute, and minutes per kilometer. The program calculates and stores both formats. Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 16 REPORTS Personalized Training Diary allows you to develop comprehensive reports. It can sort, select, and display various training records. The program also can group the records by activity and report minimums, maximums, and averages of distance, pace, elapsed time and pulse rates. The report option allows you to define, modify, delete, and run reports. You can scan through reports by using the Cursor keys to move one report at a time, Page-up or Page-down to move 10 forward or backward, use the Home key to go to the first, or use the End key to go to the last. DEFINING You can define a report by selecting F2. Enter the information requested. Press Enter or Tab to move from field to field. FIELD USAGE Name Is a required field and must be unique. Title Any title you chooses. Description Additional optional space for describing what the report does. Display Fields A menu to choose fields to display. Sort Fields A menu to choose sort order. Group A menu to group information. Analyze A menu to select whether or not to do a standardized set of calculations grouped by activity Search Criteria A prompt based system to set search criteria. It allows you to search for records based upon any number of criteria. Items can be linked together by logical and's and or's or by grouping criterion in parentheses. Attribute Search Whether to search or not search for common, or selected attributes. Printer Setup Allows column width, page length, and printer set up string to be set. Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 17 After entering or selecting items for your report, press F10 to save or Esc to cancel the report. In either case, the program will ask, "Are You Sure? (Y/N)". Press "Y" to confirm your decision or "N" if you wish to reconsider your choice. MODIFYING To modify a report, first scan to find the report. After locating it, press F3. You can modify all items except the name. Once you modify a report, as in define mode, F10 will accept all changes. Esc will cancel changes. The program will ask "Are You Sure? (Y/N)". Press "Y" to confirm your decision or "N" if you wish to reconsider your choice. RUNNING You can run the displayed report by pressing F4. A menu will appear and ask you send output to the screen or printer. When displayed on the screen you may move around with the Cursor keys, use Page-down to see the next page of the report, or Esc to quit. Output sent to the printer will print out based upon the width defined in the printer setup. If the report is wider than the defined width, the program will print the remaining text on the next page. In other words, you can print wide reports on a narrow-carriage printer without any extra software. Output is in the following order: 1. Records matching search and attribute criteria 2. Math calculations if selected 3. Common attributes if selected DELETING You can delete the current report by pressing F5. The program will asked "Are You Sure? (Y/N)". Press "Y" to delete the report or "N" to keep it Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 18 USING THE REPORTS SYSTEM REPORT NAME/DESCRIPTION/TITLE It is simple to use the report system. You begin by selecting reports from the main menu. To define a report, select F2. Type in a name and press Enter. You may enter a title and description or Tab to skip those fields. DISPLAY FIELDS You are now in the reports definition menu. Press Enter to select the display fields option. Using the Cursor keys to move and F to select, choose the fields to display. The order in which you choose will be the order left to right in which the fields are displayed. If you change your mind, use the select reset to clear your previous choices. Once selected, press F10 to accept choices. SORTED BY You are now in the sort by option. Select by pressing Enter. This is similar to the display fields option, and you use it the same way: F to select, F10 to accept. Both display fields and sort by are required options. GROUPED BY The next option is grouped by. This is optional and allows you to group records together by one of fields in the record. Common choices are activity or time of day. This option works in conjunction with sorted by. If you want each activity grouped together, you must choose activity as your first sort field. ANALYZE ACTIVITIES The analyze activity option performs comparisons, averages, and summaries. It reports the number of sessions and the dates involved for each activity. It also reports the minimum, maximum, and average of distance, elapsed time, miles/minute, minutes/mile, pulse rates, and weight, along with the totals of distance and elapsed time. Analysis is performed on only those records meeting the search and attribute criteria. This allows you to compare your performance based upon different criteria. SEARCH CRITERIA Search criteria is the most sophisticated option. It operates in Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 19 two modes: a prompt system for the novice, and direct edit for the experienced user. Your may select multiple criteria linked by and's and or's, and grouped by parentheses. The first choice is whether or not to open a set of parentheses. Parentheses allow you to group criteria and set conditions which must be met as a single criteria. Next, you will be prompted to select a field, comparison method, and criteria. If you opened parentheses, you will be asked whether or not to close the parentheses. You can now select a logical link to the next field, comparison method, and criteria or end the process. As an example: Activity = Running and Date > 1/1/1991 or Date < 1/1/1992 This will give you records where the activity is running that occurred after 1/1/1991 and all records regardless of activity before 1/1/1992. Activity = Running and (Date > 1/1/1991 or Date < 1/1/1992) This will give you records where the activity is running and is between the dates 1/1/1991 and 1/1/1992. When you press Esc to end the search criteria selection the program prompts gives the option of direct edit. You can edit, Esc discard, or F10 accept to search criteria. As always, the program asks, "Are You Sure? (Y/N)". If there are any errors in the search criteria, the program will display a message and the cursor will appear by the error. Note: If you have deleted an activity, it will not appear on the prompt menu, even if records still contain the activity. Simply press Esc and a blank criteria field will appear. Type in the activity and press Enter. ATTRIBUTE SEARCH There are three options for searching attributes: Do Not Search: Ignore attributes when searching for records Find Common: Identify all attributes that records have in common Find Selected: Select records that contain the selected attributes Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 20 The find selected option allows you to search for records that contain one or more of the attributes that you select. When you select this option, the attribute menu system appears and functions the same as when you enter training records. You (un)select attributes with F and accept with F10. Once you have finished selecting attributes, the program will give you the choice between "aLl matching" or "aNy matching". aLl matching means the records must contain all the attributes identified. aNy matching means only one of the identified attributes need be present. PRINTER SETUP The printer setup option sends basic information to the printer. You can accept or change lines per page, page width in columns, or printer setup string. When your report goes to the printer, the printer setup determines how much information will fit on a page. If the report is wider than the page width, the printer will sent the extra columns to the next page. This allows you to print wide reports on narrow-carriage printers without compressing print. Note: The default for laser printers is usually 60 lines per page. This may cause a blank page to eject between printed pages and cause misalignment of the report. To avoid this, change the page-length option to 59 lines per page or 1 less than what the printer is set at. ENDING REPORT DEFINITION Once you have finished defining a report, press F10 to accept it or Esc to cancel it. The program will ask, "Are You Sure? (Y/N)". Press "Y" to confirm your decision or "N" if you wish to reconsider your choice. Once you save a report, you can run it by pressing F4 and selecting screen or printer from the output menu. Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 21 EXPLORING THE TRAINING RECORDS There are two basic ways to explore training records. First, you can scan through individual records with selected criteria using the search function in the training record area. The second option is to develop reports. SCANNING The simplest enquiries can be handle through the training log option of the main menu. By simply using the Cursor keys or Page-up and Page-down, you can scan the records in chronological order. To narrow down the scope of the search you can select F4, enter some criteria such as type of activity, date, or time of day and press F10. For example, select the activity of "Running" and time of day "Afternoon" to see only those matching records. Press F7 to view the attributes of the displayed record. You can modify your search at any time by pressing Ctrl F4 and change the item you are searching for. Press F4 if you wish to begin a totally new search. REPORTS The reports system offers a more sophisticated approach to analyzing training records. Here are some hints for getting the most out of your reports. The best approach is to start with reports that are broad in scope, and later define additional reports that narrow down factors. For example, if you are interested in your biking performance, you might begin by developing a report that displays all biking records and looks for common attributes. You may find there are no common attributes on the first pass. You can then narrow the scope of records by choosing only a certain period of dates, time of day, or distance. You may find common attributes appearing such as you are emotionally "Stressed" on distances less than 4 miles, or you physically have a "Sore back" on distances over 10 miles. In fact, if the latter were the outcome you might explore adding new attributes to the physical category like handlebar type and height or change of seat or seating position. Another approach is to look for specific attributes. As a runner, you may find very different performances over the same course correlated to such factors as temperature, humidity, or type of running shoe. By running two or more reports and varying one attribute in each, you may begin seeing where the Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary Page 22 differences are in your overall performances. Remember correlations do not mean cause and effect. Some other factor may be the cause of two other unrelated factors occurring together. This program is a tool to help you gain another perspective on your training. SUMMARY Personalized Training Diary is a platform to build upon. It introduces a way to assess the effect of various factors on endurance performance. Through the development of your own categories and attributes, you assess their effect on your performance. PTD helps organize your approach towards training by giving you a framework to evaluate performance. You as a registered user play an important role in its evolution. Your insights will help enhance this program. Many suggestions were used in the development of this product. Your support is appreciated. Lake fFfips Software Personalized Training Diary
Lake fFfips Software, Inc. P.O. Box 8904 New Haven, CT. 06532-8904 Personalized Training Diary - Trial Ver. 1.01 is (c) copyright 1992 Lake fFfips Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. It may be distributed freely in its entirety and used for the purposes of a 60 day evaluation. Registration is $59.95. (After December 1, 1992 - $79.95) CT residents include sales tax. Registered owners receive a printed manual, software (with registration and trial information removed), and support via CompuServe, phone or mail. They will also receive discounts on upgrades and future products. When ordering specify 3.5" or 5.25" disks. Lake fFfips Software is interested in developing software that enhances our understanding of how various factors effect our physical, emotional, and intellectual performances. Lake fFfips Software welcomes your comments and suggestions. Thank you for your support.
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