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Manually add Training Load to activities for Fitness & Freshness graph

It would be very helpful to be able to add manual TSS estimates to rides. I live in a pretty brutal winter climate and don't risk bringing my crank-mounted power meter on some of the more snow-ridden, submerged, occasionally airborne training rides I do in the winter, so when I return from a 5 hour frostbitten epic I don't really have a good assessment of what the effect on my fatigue/fitness would be. It'd be handy to be able to punch in some kind of guess so I can better keep track of my fitness curves. Just a thought.

 

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  • i can't believe I have read 6 years of requesting this ability to add manual input into F&F on this strava feedback site and no response or upgrade from strava .. yet the site talks about how great F&F is and how the heart rate tracking has improved so much in recent years  .... and it seems the competition provide it from reading the posts 

    what are you thinking strava?

     

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  • Cancelled my Strava Summit/Premium. Strava was nice years ago but no updates of any meaning anymore. For training tracking the basics aren’t there. Bye Strava, keep on sleeping 😴

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  • I've downgraded from Premium/Summit/whatever they're calling it now. I'm still uploading my workouts but I'm actually putting my data into Sporttracks and using that as of official log. Strava is nothing more than facebook to me now, something I check out once in a while to see what friends are doing.

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  • Compared to any other Training Application in 2019, Strava strikes me as a plastic toy created by Fischer-Price. No shadow on Fischer-Price though. They make great toys. For kids.

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  • I have to say the lack of this feature is making me seriously consider whether I want to continue using Strava. One major activity that isn't recorded can really damage the utility of fitness and freshness. My last gran fondo wasn't recorded and now the chart is fairly inaccurate, saying that my fitness is languishing and that I am fully recovered, neither of which is true. 

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  • Cancelled Strava Premium primarily due to not being able to properly track TSS. Switched to Training Peaks which does allow manual entry of TSS.

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  • Another cancel here!

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  • I had an issue with my garmin not coming on but recorded a pretty tough TTT training session using the powertaps app on my phone but my F&F calcs don't have it within their calculations. I'll be moving to Training Peaks if this is not resolved by the time my annual subscription is due. Really disappointing, especially given this was originally flagged as being an issue to premium users in 2013!!

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  • Did this finally get fixed?

    Can anyone verify?  I gave up my premium due to this feature not being available a loooong time ago:

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    Perceived Exertion is a new tool that lets you rate how intense your efforts feel. Use it when editing or saving an activity that you don’t have heart rate or power data for so your Fitness chart still includes all your workouts.
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  • Holy crap. They actually fixed it. It only took ~6 years.

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  • Yep, looks like they've put the functionality in the app at long last.  From initial looks, seems like a good job, but not had a need to test yet.   Shame they didn't keep people informed along the way.

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  • Indeed it is fixed ... have now filled in missing rides when did not have or forgot heart rate monitor and so now have complete 4.5 year fitness history

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  • Wowzers, finally !

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  • Awesome!

    I'm hoping that "next up" on this would be to look at rides that are done frequently (by the same person) and compare times to generate a difficulty guesstimate.

    ie:  I commute on one of about 5 different routes (variety is the spice of life!) ...  some days I'm laid back, some days I ride hard.    Occasionally I wear a HRM.

    It should be pretty simple for the computer to look at a given 3 mile stretch and say "today he rode it in 12 minutes, last week he rode it in 15 minutes....  must be that he worked harder today"

    It's imperfect, sure, but if there are 10 rides w/ HRM data, and another 10 without, Strava could peg the 10 to the 10 based on approximate velocity, no? 

     

    One can dream!

     

    meantime:  I'm pleased to see the perceived exertion-ometer.  Thank you.

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  • Fitness and Freshness is now worse than useless. If I tick use Perceived Exertion instead of heart rate it makes NO differerence to the Training Impulse for that ride (still 0, because my power meter battery was dead even though I cycled 100k with a heart monitor) BUT it changes the Training Impulse from the day before from 185 to 500+ depending on how hard I perceived today's ride to be!) It is beyond belief that we pay for this and still can't manually add a calculated TSS when power meter data is missing. And surely, if basing the chart on Power and Relative Effort, the calculations for a ride could be be based on heart rate only if power is missing or vice versa. Strava is great in many ways but this Fitness/Freshness is crap and the new features do not work in any way related to how we  are told they do.

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