Ok, so let’s have a quick chat about Athlinks? Have you ever used Athlinks? Do you even know what Athlinks is?
For those not in the know:.
Athlinks is the largest results database for competitive endurance athletes in the world. We pull in times for running races, triathlon, swimming, cycling, mountain biking … pretty much any timed endurance sport that you can think of.
For those that are in the know:
Why are you not following me (click here to follow me)? I love having me some rivals!
Rivals are basically those people that you follow and how their races stack up against yours! As you can see above Erin and I just started following each other and well, she’s faster than me!
I’m a very competitive person so I’ve actually been using Athlinks for years. I started running back in 2010 and pretty much found the platform right away. It was, and still is, a quick and easy way to track and see how I’m doing at any particular distance.
For example, last year I had a huge 10 miler PR that I had been chasing since 2012.
As you can see, I’m able to see how I’m improving at each distance year over year. It is also happy to tell you what your current PRs are and where you are lacking.
Now, one of the downsides, as you will see above in my 1/2 marathon PR is that is can’t separate races. So that “time” is when my then 9-minute mile husband and I did the Wine & Dine relay. I haven’t done a relay since but to my knowledge it can’t pull apart the segments.
All in all, I use Athlinks fairly regularly. I even pulled it up after my 8K at Gasparilla to see if I had beaten my time (spoiler, I hadn’t).
So, if you haven’t signed up for Athlinks, what are you waiting for? It only takes a couple minutes, you claim your race results and you start getting ready to over analyze all the data it can provide you. Then you can decide if you want to push yourself or just watch those “number of races” go up!
And, if you do go and sign up make sure you follow me!