Training Log Tags

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Jan 2020
7:02pm, 20 Jan 2020
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njosmith
I very much agree, tags seem like a thing that could work for me but so far they don't really. This is partly due to not engaging with them when they first appeared as I didn't have the history, which is obviously a problem that gets worse over time. I didn't get any auto generated tags (not sure why.) I have subsequently tagged a few historic runs and swims.

I couldn't find the tag page for a long time and I was getting to it by going to the blog fetch wrote recently which included the link until I gave up and asked where it was via feedback.

In addition to feature 488, I have also proposed 487 to exclude entries based on tags. Yesterday I stopped on my commute because a fellow cyclist needed a pump. I forgot to restart my Garmin when I carried on into work so the time and distance of the trip is misleading. I'd like to be able to filter it out when comparing different routes to work. I think 487 would be relatively simple to add but I can see 488 would be more problematic to implement.
SPR
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7:05pm, 18 Sep 2021
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SPR
I'd like to remove most of the auto generated training tags as I want to try and see if tags will actually work.

I'm not sure it will work very well for analysing training like the categorisation since it doesn't feed any summaries but I have a load of auto generated that I'd want rid off to see if I could get some use for it. Is there any way to do this?
28 Jan
12:16pm, 28 Jan 2022
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larkim
Just noting on the features request that suggestions for adding more detail to the training log categories tends to illicit a response of "use tags" but often that isn't the right solution, and although it's an old post I think SPR has the right perspective there.

Tags and categories are similar but the way they work together doesn't really allow for their use to be maximised. I think that's mainly because whilst tags are entirely customisable, you can't actually combine the tags into any useful searches or analysis.

As an example, when I run a parkrun I use the category "Run: parkrun" to classify the run. I then tag it with the name of the parkrun that I ran. But for training log purposes, sometimes that parkrun will be part of a longer run, sometimes it will be an easy jog, sometimes it will be a flat out effort.

So instead, I could use the category "Run: [whatever]" to have it in my log more accurately, and I could then tag it with "parkrun" and "[location]". But if I wanted to filter my log to see how many times I've parkrun at a specific place by using the two tags together, I can't through the site interface and as I will have tagged other activities with the same location I can't just rely on the location tag.

So maybe part of the answer to using tags better is to allow more filterability to the training log filter by allowing multi-selections in the tags drop down?
28 Jan
7:35pm, 28 Jan 2022
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njosmith
Like features 487 and 488?
28 Jan
9:59pm, 28 Jan 2022
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larkim
Indeed!

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