Data Collection has Improved my Performance

Category : Blog, Noleen Neil

“I am a runner because I run. Not because I run fast, not because I run far. I am a runner because I say I am and no one can tell me I’m not”
John Bingham

I am a runner. I will certainly never win any races, but I have run 5k, 10k and half marathon distances. One of my proudest moments was crossing the finish line in Dublin Marathon last year! I am keen and enjoy how it makes me feel, particularly when running with friends. I like to do what I can to improve and to prepare for my next challenge. Our coach gives us great advice on training, nutrition and recovery, and I endeavour to follow his advice. Alongside that I monitor my progress on my Garmin running watch. It tracks the miles I run using GPS technology, providing me on my app, with a visual of my run, also my speed, distance, heart rate, my cadence, climb, even my sleep!
Even as an amateur in the sport, I can understand the value of this data, collection and appreciate how, almost instantly, the information is delivered and analysed to allow me to see my progress at a glance, and also where I need to work harder and improve.
That gets me to thinking that if it’s important to me, who can barely hit the 10 minute mile, if I were a professional, or striving to be a race winner, how much more important that monitoring and tracking events in real time would be for my success. 
Is this something that also should be at the heart of your business? Are you losing vital information that could be impacting on your performance? Are you getting the information, but too late to remediate and change the outcomes?
If the answer is yes to any of those questions, then you should be talking to us at Veri. Allow us to show you what we can do to help to digitally capture all that information that is at present on forms and spread sheets, and turn them into intelligent data that will help you create the success that you need! 

“How do you know if someone’s run a marathon? – Don’t worry, they’ll tell you!”