Vinod Kurup

Hospitalist/programmer in search of the meaning of life

Apr 21, 2006 - 2 minute read - Comments - running programming tcl openacs software

Hit The Wall (a running log)

I built a web application to keep track of my running a couple years ago. I really began using it in earnest during my training for the New York Marathon last year. I’ve been meaning to make it available for others to use for a long time, but it always seemed like there was a little more work I needed to do on it. While working on it the other day, I noticed the original timestamp on one of the source files: September 21, 2003 Yikes! That’s 2 and a half years ago. Enough is enough — it’s time to let this baby free…

Hit The Wall is officially version 0.2 and available for free use by anyone who wants to keep track of their running. Feel free to look through my real log (read-only) or demorunner’s fake log (read-write) to try it out.

Comments from old site

Hit The Wall

Cool little tool Vinod, but after reading the reference on the Wall and how to avoid it I have some alternative names:

  • Don't Hit The Wall - A Running Log
  • Avoiding The Wall - A Runner's Log
  • Going Through Walls - Running Log
  • Etc.
Carl Blesius 2006-04-22 21:41:32

Thanks Carl

Good point. I just thought 'Hit The Wall' sounded catchy. And it works in the same vein as FSF's text pager being named 'less' (rather than 'more'). Get it? :-)

Most importantly, it's better than the previous name I had in mind, which was 'Running Log".

Vinod Kurup 2006-04-23 20:46:04