Posts Tagged ‘Golden Cheetah’

Golden Cheetah releases a new version!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Finally, the new work is public. Download available at

The biggest change is that the application now includes BikeScore. A metric developed by Dr. Phil Skiba based on TRIMPS and Andy Coggan’s TSS. These metrics aim to provide a way to quantify training load. It’s useful to help getting an appropriate amount of work done while avoiding overtraining .

We already have the next version of Golden Cheetah’s features in the hopper. I’m personally interested in adding long-term analysis of training data so we can track fitness trends over time. I’d also like to overhaul the interface.

For now, I hope that people will find the new version useful.

More features

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

I noticed a thread on the Wattage forum that mentioned a new format for Ergomo CSV files. The poster also mentioned that they hadn’t used Golden Cheetah because they thought it was for Linux only. Anyway, I got a copy of an Ergomo CSV file and got to work on making GC.

It was pretty simple to update. Justin had already wrote the code to read in PowerTap csv files. I just wrote in the logic to determine which flavor of CSV was being read and to parse the data in the way GC expects.

Still need more testing. The only Ergomo CSV file I have has German headers (ZEIT,STRECKE…). Hopefully I’ll get other versions of the files to test.