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Training log

Dear Strava,

As many already have mentioned and discussed in the community, their seems to be a high demand after customization in the Training Log. Many Strava users do a lot of other sports than “running” and “ cycling” and it would be great if it’s possible to choose the activities you want to show in the Training Log. I understand that more functionality requires hours of (research and ) development, but this has been in demand for several years and it seems that it’s so important that people are willing to upgrade to Premium…. Also when you start to record your activity you need to choose between “running” or “cycling” – more options is highly appreciated.

 I hope the training log will be updated with more functionality in the nearest future.

Best regards

Joachim

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  • Official comment
    As of May 19th the Training Log now supports all sport types and is available on both the Strava website and mobile app.
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  • I agree

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  • I'll echo this, again and again and again. I have inline skated 5000 miles this year. My training log says I have done nothing, zip, nil, nada.

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  • Strava is mainly for runners and cyclists so I do not think that they planning to make it. But some changes would be great. At least following:

    1. Have summaryof XT times in left column in training log, like you have it for run/ride/swim.

    2. Add statistisc for all sport types they are supporting (I really do not understand why they add so much sport types, If I can do nothing with it, only see it in my calendar).

    3. Add choise for record of "Other activity in their app"

    Then will be STRAVA really no. ONE

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  • +1,000,000! The UI is confusing because it lets you choose from like 20 activity types, yet only really lets you track 2-3. MASSIVE FAIL.

    I'm an *avid* cyclist, sometimes-runner, and regular-cross-trainer (from swimming & other cardio to strength & conditioning to even XC skiing in winter). 

    I was originally delighted to see Strava allow for a multitude of activity types when initially logging the activity. THEY EVEN LET YOU CHOOSE WINDSURFING.

    But from there, it's all a ruse. You CAN'T REALLY have those hours spent snowshoeing, Crossfitting, OR WINDSURFING count toward your Training Log. And you CAN'T REALLY set goals around anything except cycling, running, and swimming.

    Ideally you could.

    STRAVA: listen to the people!! Or if you're not going to, then don't fake us out with all of the initial options. Just tell us you don't really care about other ways of being active and we'll at least know where you stand.

    Sincerely,
    Longtime Premium User

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  • Ditto to the above.  It is ridiculous that this app only puts swim/bike/run workouts in the log.  Make me want to use something else.

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  • totally agree, i training log is a joke if you do anything other than run/bike  .  winter in my training log looks like i'm slacking with just a few hours run/bike (but not showing 10-15hrs  back country skiing/snow shoe/nordic)   

    very much agree with Emilie,   why let us categorize all these sports,  then do NOTHING with them?  why again do we pay $?

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  • I agree with this. The training log needs to reflect the full breadth of training. I run and cycle and do triathlons but also crosstrain alot and this does not show up in hours of training per week and is just noted with a XT on the bottom. As I have gotten older I have found i need to cross train much more and am irritated that this does not show up for my record in any more obvious way.

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  • I agree it would be great to be able to choose either:

    1.  Which three categories are displayed from the list of activities in the log

    or

    2.  Just display all activity options in the log with the length of time that each occurred.

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  • Agreed.  If its an available workout activity then it should be available in the training log.  These 'other' non multi-sport activities do show up in the training calendar.  Strava needs to get a bit more serious with regards to active competitive athletes.  Rebalance effort from Soc Media to training.  Maybe merge with training peaks.

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  • Could Strava at least add XT as a 4th activity to the Training Log. I know it lumps all other activities together but it would be a start. They could then show up as a balloon in the log, with summary details, rather than just a faint XT on the bottom line.

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  • I was also surprised when I logged a Workout activity type to find that it does not show in Multi-Sport. I understand that it would lack mileage, but at least the time would be valuable to see.

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  • Agree. Strava should be able to show total training time, not only running and cycling.

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  • over a year from the original post and no official replies?

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  • Hey Folks, 

    Thanks for submitting your ideas. We appreciate it! Right now, I don't have an ETA or roadmap for this feature, unfortunately. Let's keep the discussion going though! How would the Training Log add to your Strava experience? What would you like to see? 

    Cheers. 

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  • Thanks, Jess! This thread has a lot of good suggestions; IMO you just have to read between the grumbles :)

    I would think that Strava would want to be THE app people can rely on to track, manage and get insights on their exercise, training, etc. I know that as a loyal Strava customer, I would love it to be the one place I can rely on to track, manage, and get insights -- including look-back views of my aggregate exercise & training (including but not limited to running and cycling).

    I would also argue that it makes little-to-no sense to an end user to allow them to enter/track lots of different activities (XC skiing! windsurfing!) but then *doesn't* allow you to look back and see that same activity contributing to your overall exercise totals. My UI expectation is that if I could enter a 3-hour XC skiing activity in the first place, then the aggregate view should include those 3 hours in my "total exercise" number.

    Happy to chat more!

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  • How is this feature not on your road map? All training methods should be part of the log. The fact they aren't is a head scratcher. Why is it limited to swim/bime/run?

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  • For me, the training log would give me a more complete picture of what I've been doing. Sure, there's the bike and run stuff, but when there's no entry, was that a rest day? A cross training day? Who knows!?  That's an important distinction, and one that feels lacking right now.

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  • I totally agree, strava does so much, it's bizarre that this isn't an available feature.

    I train probably 15-18hours of swim, bike, run, but i also do 2 X 45min gym sessions a week (sometimes more, sometimes less) it would be nice to see these included (i'm definitely still training)

    cheers

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  • I see where you're coming from, Dan, Mark, and Emilie. 

    I do different activities other than cycling and it makes sense to see those within the Training Log. 

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  • before strava there was SportTracks,  a desktop based sports logging software, data input came from gps, but also manually if you wanted to do that.   what ST did that was genius was to let the user create their own sports categories, and then sub categories, and sub-sub categories etc.  so my cycling is divided into road biking and mountain biking.  road biking is then divided into  road races, regular road rides,  hill climbs etc etc  Same type of customization for running , kayaking, skiing  and all the other sports i do.  even the ones without gps like indoor rowing have a category , and you can input time, calories, distance,   whatever fields you feel are important.   you can then compare your metrics within those fields,  or aggregate the data by going higher up the hierarchy chain.    if i want to get my average pace for every running track workout ever i can do that easily. i can  see it by weeks/months/year as well,  for any sport/category i choose.  Strava doesn't allow you do anything like this.   Strava does have the social aspect and the competitiveness of leaderboards which is great,  but if you really want to see and analyze your long term data, training log is so limited, it's not useful in its current incarnation . 

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  • Thanks Jess - great to see this discussion going.

    I'm training for a multi-sport event (run, cycle, kayak) and as it approaches I would like to target 2 x 12-14 hour training weeks followed by a lower intensity 8 hour week. Seeing the cumulative total for all the activities on the dashboard would be great.

    Usually I'll just look at my week and see I've done, say 8 hours plus an XT (which I know is my 1 hour kayak so know that's about 9ish)... so, the added feature isn't essential but seems like an 'ease of use' improvement that the strava community would enjoy.

    Cheers, AC

     

     

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  • This seems ridiculously obvious and logical. 
    Show a bloody check list of sports that we've tracked. Check-Box to add them to the log.

    I train in TIME and that's what I need to manage periodization. I look at that chart and think, shi*, I'm under this week. But wait! There's a barely legible light-grey on white background 'XT' that does something... Oh, it's my other sports. 

    I'll never pay for this and I am certainly grateful for the free version, but this just seems a massive fail and something that might send people elsewhere.

    Peace! 

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  • Come on Strava, this isn't that big a request but will make a huge improvement to the training log.

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  • + 1 on this feature. I was confused and disappointed to see that my gym sessions didn't appear in the Training Log. The were very much training sessions

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  • Yes, Jade. Jeff is paying lip service in this thread. He's making user think that someone cares. Jeff, this is your job. Strava has had plenty of feedback from uses over the years on this subject. Make it happen. Let me select my sport and tack my workout. I decided to uninstall Strava because I can't select strength training, or weight training from the activity menu. I'm using FITIV Pulse because weight training is one of the many exercise types it will record. Yes FITIV Pulse lacks in many areas, but it gives me audio notifications of my heart rate zone, and allows me to select the type of workout I'm doing before I start training. If Strava had these two features, I'd pay for it. 

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  • Totally agree with the comments on this thead.  All activity types should be tallied in the training log at least for time.

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  • It sems amazing that Strava are not listening to their premium members.

    All we want is the ability to add our own sport/category, maybe 2 or 3?  Thi shas been requested multiple times with no apparent resolution, or response.

    i.e. Pilates is NOT Yoga, but there is no Pilates option, there in no Martial arts option.

    What about tennis, squash, badminton, taekwondo, rock climbing, etc etc etc.

    Ideally an addition of, say, 3 blank boxes minimum that users can edit to any name they like, maybe create a menu sub-category called something like "User-defined" and have at least 3 boxes us the users can type in any name we choose.

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  • And here we are, in 2020. And you STILL can only track running and cycling. At least the fitness - fatigue - form graph can take into account other activities if you set it to power and perceived effort, and specify perceived effort in your non cycling workouts.

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  • Yup. We're soon in May 2020, and ALL that would be needed in the training log is to not only show

          Run     Ride      Multi-sport (which include swims)

    But also add

          "All activities". 

    Whom would this harm? How hard can it be?

    Best regards from a big fan (in most other aspects)

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