Display data from all activity types in the Training Log

Currently, Strava's Training Log interface provides three views: Run, Ride, and Multi-sport. However, despite its name, the Multi-sport view does not include any activity type data other than that for running or cycling, apart from acknowledging that such an activity took place on a day with an XT tag. As a result, Strava is far less useful for those of us who participate in other activities, and many people are avoiding paying for Strava Premium because of this lapse (yes, we feel ignored).

At minimum, we would like the Training Log's Multi-sport view to include cumulative time spent on all supported activities, displaying them in different colored circles, as it does for running and cycling. That way those who snowshoe or cross-country ski in the winter, for instance, will at least be able to see how long they're exercising, as will those who are unable to run or bike, but can walk or kayak, for instance.

Better yet would be additional views parallel to Run and Ride for each activity type that Strava supports. Strava could easily display such a control for an activity on the fly based on that activity taking place at all, or show the control only if the activity took place a certain number of times, or within a certain time period. For me, for instance, I'd get a Snowshoe view and a Cross-Country Ski view, since those are sports I participate in regularly, but not a Kayak view, since I've never done that as an activity. In this scenario, the Multi-sport view should still calculate cumulative time across all activities.

If you're troubled by this discrimination against sports other than running and cycling within Strava, please leave a comment in this thread so the Strava folks realize how important it is.

 

Thanks in advance to Elle for passing this on, and to the developers for implementing it so we can all happily pay for Strava Premium.

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  • I joined Veloviewer but it doesn't show up there either... until you change the activity back to ride.....  I guess Xcross country Skiing is a pariah !?!

    C'mon Strava make X cross country skiing count as an activity !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Since strava isn't ever going to fix this, here's a crappy workaround I've been using: I input all my activities as rides (what I do most), then use the gear section to differentiate among activity types. So, I've got "bikes" that are road ride, mtb, fatbike, xc ski, even hiking and walking. I get my total hours in the training log and if I want to see my mileage broken down I can check the gear section in my profile.

    Ugly and cumbersome (and not sortable, as far as I can tell), but better than the status quo.
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  • Thanks Josh. Similarly, another option that I have chosen is to just leave my XC skiing as runs, then creating two different shoe choices for Classic and Skating. This has pro's and con's. Pro- I get my mileage displayed in the training log, calendar, and cumulative for the year. That makes me happy. Con- I set unrealistic and unattainable PR's, CR's, and KOM's for running segments. Actually, this is more of a Con for Strava and it's customers, and it would behoove them to make the change that we have all requested for this exact reason. I'm very sorry Strava for messing up your segments, but I earned those miles, so I want them displayed.

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  • I'd like to add my support to this forum - I'm a runner and a cyclist in the summer, but having just moved to a region where cross-country season is the primary sport in winter, I've taken to that for my winter training. Really disappointed to see that all the ski kilometres don't 'count' as far as Strava is concerned - I was looking into going premium to see if it would access this functionality when I came across this thread, but it would appear that Premium doesn't offer that either. Surely it can't be too hard to integrate other (distance-based, aerobic sports) such as cross country skiing, rowing etc into the 'multi-sport' view in the training log?

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  • I'm pretty frustrated with this also. I do a lot of snowshoeing in the winter, sort of hard to run on my usual trails when there is 4 feet of snow on them. I'd like to be able to see my snowshoes on my training log. The only way to do that is to change the activity type to "run", but then it says my moving time is almost nonexistent because you can't snowshoe up a mountain as fast as you can run on pavement.

    Couldn't there at least be a category called "other" that at least shows up in the training log? People do lots of things besides bike, run and swim.

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  • Lots of people seem to be frustrated with the lack of display of detailed data when doing other activities than running or cycling. I'd like to add my voice to that choir, after all the data is there! It's even displayed until you change activity from, say running, to nordic skiing. So it's not a question of adding features for adding data, it's a question of not concealing data that is actually there! Just let us recategorize the activity and leave the data displayed! Until then I will follow the lead of others in this thread and leave my XT activities as running (most often I use my Garmin Forerunner when doing other activities than cycling or running), and add gear (like classic ski, skate ski) to identify the activity as other than running. I'm not to bothered about unrealistic PRs, CRs and KOMs as I rarely/never run the same course as I e.g ski. As for messing up Strava's segments - be that on Strava's head until they acknowledge and submit to the request.

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  • I second everyone's opinions in this thread.... and I would also very much like this feature to be added.

    I do cross country skiing in winter and lots of hiking (up to 12hr activities with 1000s meters of elevation gain) and I can't see how they do not show up in the activity log (except an almost invisible "XT" legend). In my case, most of my training (running) goes towards those activities (skiing, hiking) which are those I like. Seeing an empty day, no bubble in the calendar, makes it look like a rest day!

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  • I really agree. I also do differnet sports like kayaking but can not view different activities separately. I think it s not a big issue to to collect data separately by different sport activities. 

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  • My main sort is ice-speed skating and inline- skating; fo me cycling is XT; it is apity that Strava treats this the other way around

    ( I msde this comment allready a year ago, like many other Strava users, however Strava unfortunately did not made any add activity additions)

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  • Same thing for rowing. How diffucult is it to add these features for any sport you can select in the list of an activity if you already have it for cycling, running and swimming?
    Strava is becoming big. If they would like more (payed!!) users they should listen. I suppose an easy win!? Or is it more complicated then we think?! Please explain Strava!!

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  • how is this not a thing?? and here i was going to buy premium...

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  • Couldn't agree more. A log is a log of everything, and in Strava it isn't. Please make it a proper log of everything

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  • Strava developers:

    Please review the definition of "multi" and explain why rowing is not one of the "multi-sports?"

    Thanks,

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  • Exactly. Since other activities like hiking, snowboarding, etc can be tracked it would make sense for them to actually show up as activities in the log as well.

    Strava has the nicest interface and social features.

    Yes I run and cycle. I also cross train.

    A simple fix to display these other activities in the log as well would solve it.

    As on where to keep your data:
    An open source app called Tapiriik syncs activity data across many platforms, including Garmin, Runkeeper and Dropbox. I'm using it now because it reassures me I control my own data and can easily move to other platforms when they get it 'right'.

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  • i will pull my premium membership if this isnt resolved soon , i am also a walker i record my walk but why is there no log of it.

     

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  • With 45 votes supporting this feature, compared to over 500-1000 votes on other features I don't see any attention from Strava for this any time soon.

    https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/200537377-New-Feature-Ideas?sort_by=votes

    It looks like there is not that much demand for this feature, although I'd love to see it happen.

    So first we need everybody to vote for this to show the demand:

    Click the ^ Up Arrow next to the original post by Adam Engst.

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  • Incredible!

    It seems that it would be so easy for Strava to actually show a summary of every activity, regardless of its type...

    I too am quite frustrated that my hikes do not show up in my training log.

     

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  • I guess I'm not alone.  It seems like Strava is very Running, Cycling and Swimming specific. Or let's just say Triathlon specific. I was never really into strava.  I have a few garmin devices (edge 800 and gpsmap 64s) which I use for mountain biking, ski mountaineering and just about anything.  I'm no competitor. Like most of you, I just want to stay fit to be able to keep doing the things that I like the most which is going down nice enduro mtb trails or going down powder with skis. :D  

     For years, I've been using garmin's web platform for looking into my activities. I only got into Strava because I got curious. So I decided to upload some of my garmin activities into strava. Suddenly a friend of mine who I go mountain biking and freeride monutaineering with suddenly told me, "Oh! I saw your strava segment on this section. blah! blah!"

    I purchased a heart rate monintor. I starting tracking my training runs or cycling to work with the HR monintor. I actually loved it because I can see how I should keep my rate in certain zone so that I don't overfatigue myself in case if I have to go on a mountaineering expedition during the weekend.  This is when I started to use strava. Since I just bought a separate non-Garmin HR monitor and used it's proprietary app, I could only upload my tracks to strava.

    I started uploading all the activities that I recorded with my garmin devices.   That's where I came to this issue. Strava doesn't care much about other sports be it ski touring, downhill mountain biking, or just hiking. I decided to get a proper training multipurpose watch.  The Suunto Ambit3 peak was perfect for all of my needs. I love it so far! And in fact, movescount.com is extremely awesome! They take into account every activity possible. You can really get to see EVERYTHING that you ever did! BUT this is only true you've been a Suunto loyalist from the start. And there is no way to export your old garmin or which ever brand's activities to movescount.com. I was totally bummed!!   Which is why for now, I'm using strava to keep track of everything I do. But it's just not that flexible enough for all kinds of activities. I hope they do capitalize on this need because there is no other platform that can do this that can sort of unite activities from all those tracking devices brands.  

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  • Chiming in with my support for this request! Depending on the season my activities include plenty other than bike + run. Seeing those activities reflected in the training log would be reason enough for me to go back to being a premium member. Without the support for this I stopped my premium subscription and use other tools instead.

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  • Come on folks, vote for this feature! It's about time Strava get their hand out of their a...s and start implementing this feature! Otherwise, call it a bicycling and running solution and that is it! Fair enought, but when starting to support other activity types, the Training Log should reflect them all - or at least let it be up to the user to set some sort of an activity filter.

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  • I added a related request today:

    https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/requests/702519

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  • Dear dev team,

     

    please add this feature. Or actually, it is not a about adding a new feature it is a bug-fix. High severity.

    It is about fixing the Multi-sport feature, it doesn't work. It never did. Today it is just a run&ride-feature.

    Any serious athlete spend hours in various types of training, it is the only way to achieve results. And to monitor total work-load and the mix of the different types of training, linking this to results, is key.

    Pleeeeaaase...

     

    Don't let us down, don't let us go somewhere else.

     

    j.

     

     

     

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  • Me too,  Kayaking/hiking etc

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  • Running i Sweden during winter is in many cases equal to cross country skiing...

    Therefore we need this in the training log. Now.

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  • Totally agree with Adam's thoughtful comment above. I'm really struggling to understand why this thread is not populated by hundreds or thousands supporting a wider use for Strava; a large percentage of users must perform sports other than cycling and running, surely? I'm also struggling to understand why Strava hasn't preempted our complains by striving to encourage more premium users.

    1) It is a disincentive to use Strava when all activities are not included in the Training Log.

    2) It is a disincentive to use Strava when not all activities have HR zone breakdown.

    3) Strava should strive as rapidly as possible to be inclusive of all major activities, including but not limited to cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, skimo racing/training/ski running/ski touring, circuit training/HIIT/CrossFit etc.etc.etc. When the programming already provided a spectrum of data for cycling & running, I cannot believe that it is very difficult to expand this to a true Multisport platform.

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  • To get the time of the XT-activity integrated in the total cannot be that hard. Just add the "bubble" with the time. Right now I am thinking of go back to Suuntos Movescount since I get the overview there. My guess is that the once who are using Strava are pretty active people in general who does various types of training.

    Thanks

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  • I'm all over this like a rash! I regularly hike/ mountain bike and do no record the activities so as not to impact my running Cycling stats. I'm a premium member.

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  • How do you vote?

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  • go to the top post and select the up arrow on the right hand side.  If you select it twice it removes the vote you just added. (it toggles on and off) 

    We probably need to get to about 1000 Votes to get it towards the top of the list.

     

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  • I'd like to see hikes in the training log. Also I think elevation gain from hiking activities should be added to the total weekly elevation gain.

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