Training Log

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  • Implement a drill down feature on the Training Calendar to be able to filter by Activity Type.  While you can use the Training Log to do this, the Log is lumped by the 52-week calendar, allocating the week end/start of a new month together, when I want to be able to see Year-over-Year stats by month (compare Nov 2019 to Nov 2020; not 10/27/19 to 11/30/19 vs. 11/1/2020 to 12/5/2020) 

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  • Feature request for "My Activities" page.

    I'd love to see an "Advanced Options" feature added to allow some further search filtering.

    • It'd be cool to be able to filter by distance / by date (ie. so i could see how many 21.1km runs I've completed in 2020).
    • It'd also be cool to be able to add a friend or two to the criteria so I could see how far I've ran with a certain friend during a specific date range.
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  • Please provide ability to link activities in paid accounts

    Currently, I need to download, HRM data from the Apple Watch, and download Power data from iPhone activity, use a second tool to combine the activity, upload it to Strava, delete the previous activity. All to be able to see power and HRM data in the same activity.

    I propose the concatentation of the data, via a "link these activities" button
    Or
    Allow the IOS phone app to access the applewatch HRM

    I understand there's probably some Apple privacy hoops to jump through here, but I'm hopeful they're do-able within my AppleID sphere

    If this could be done live, so it appears on the handlebar, instead of the watch for HRM and the bars for PWR, then I could die a happy man


    Cheers AP

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  • Please can we have pilates as an activity - it's not the same as a workout nor is it yoga. It isn't an unusual activity these days.

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  • But till it's an activity for itself, should I add a manual entry as yoga or workout, to document my activities ?

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  • It would be nice to be able to tie ride type and bike together. I have several different bikes. I use one all the time on my trainer for indoor rides. It never leaves the trainer. I have a mountain bike and several road bikes. If I tag a ride as a mountain bike ride it would be cool if my mountain bike was automatically added as the bike I rode. 

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  • FEATURE REQUEST - add & remove kit to Touring Bike configurations

    We ride long tours and our bikes are in various configurations from 20kg to 60kg.  Same bikes but different loadings.  It would be good to be able to add and remove open format gear, maybe just a gear option called "Other" and then it would only be recorded for the rides where we have added it so the power would be properly calculated.

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  • I am new to Strava, but an old time runner - and I would like to see interval splits able to be set for shorter distances, such as 1/4 or 1/2 miles as I often do a shorter, faster run than a longer run - or do track runs.  When I was using MapMyRun it was easy to see my splits down to 0.1 miles and give me the fastest pace within that split.  

     

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  • Fitness.

    I understand that the fitness graphs are built on a recognised model, however I have been concerned for a while that they do not accommodate rest days or 'easy' activities as part of building or maintaining fitness. Could a delay be built in to the fitness algorithm such that fitness only goes down after a period of say 3 days of low relative effort? I am worried that people keen to build fitness will be encouraged to over-train and not rest enough, in order to keep the graph level, or heading upwards.

    TSS alongside relative effort may help also. If I put in a big day of say 250+, a week later I might still be recovering but a similar effort would only score ~200, despite not having gained much fitness. This suggests that the fitness model in general is too responsive and could be dangerous if people use it as a guide - which they will, because it exists.

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  • What: Manually adding / editing the TRAINING LOAD of a RIDE:

    Why: Occasionally I may use a bike without powermeter or for some reason (battery, S/W crash) etc. measured power data may be lost or incomplete.

    Improvement: Positive impact on power management chart (fitness, freshness etc.) as a zero for one training session effects all power training data.

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  • Activity selection: I’d really like to be able to select ‘MTB ride’ if I’m setting off on my mountain bike, or ‘road ride’ if I’m setting off on my road bike. I appreciate that the requests for different bike types could go on, but it’s kind of annoying that all cycling stats get lumped together for completely different bikes/terrain/events. Also using the ‘gear’ feature doesn’t really help.

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  • Ref: https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360073465892/comments/360014777771

    Hi Valerio - I was actually looking for the same thing which let me to write my own light-weight app that connects via Strava API. I am using duration/time on the y-axis as that compares better than distance for different sports. You can try here: https://tools.orico.cz/strava-app

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this link but since it solves your problem, and maybe for others, I will give it a try :-)

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  • Hi all, my running cadence vs distance graph on Strava fluctuate a lot like seesaw graph (refer photo below), my average running cadence is 193rpm, low is 175, high is 196.  

    Only a handful time my running cadence appears straight line on Strava graph.  

     

    The cadence graph on COROS app appears straight line as picture below.

    What's the possible issue on the Strava's cadence vs time/distance graph ? 

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  • Great post, Christina...I've been asking for this "simplicity" for months...even TomTom's "Sport Connect" has these features!
    Strava ALREADY has the data we want....just allow us to create our run list with the "data columns" we want!!!!!!

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  • the odometer is not updating after each ride. why is that? my chosen bike has X km, i added Y km but the total shown is still X. i remember there was an option to "force refresh odo/distance" but that is gone. can't find it anywhere.

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  • David Rochford this option already exists on the pc version of strava. go to training->training log, select your sport from drop down menu, in the next menu time/distance/elevation and then you can select totals by year and month on the right side - you still have to add up weekly numbers manually but that shouldn't be a problem. not all apps have the filter functionality.

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  • Eric Peters I gave up on the swim feature and just use swim.com app for lap / structured swimming, and the apple watch "native" workout app for open water swimming. Far more reliable, more features. And it all syncs back to Strava if you want to have it in one bucket to analyse later.

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  • +1 for the ability to switch chart x-axes from distance to elapsed time. Especially useful for observing HR during walked recoveries on interval runs, for example.

    Another commenter suggests this feature is already available in the web app but I don’t see it. Was it removed?

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  • I would like to have private notes on activities.  I like the description field, but I cannot put in personal information etc because it is visible to everyone if the activity is not set as private.  

    Private notes would allow athletes to add personal notes to an activity in order to track GI issues, aches and pains, athletes that were also on the activity but don't want to be identified, and various other private and personal details that help with training and motivation - but are not something we want to share with our amazing community of followers.

    I keep notes in a spreadsheet that I am not comfortable including in the description field of my strava activity and have to refer to Strava and Excel in order to get a full picture of how my workouts are going.

    If this feature was implemented, I would then be able to transfer my notes to my workouts in Strava and have a full picture of my progress in 1 place.  I use Strava as my training log and social communications platform for all things exercise related, and having to have information about a bike ride or run in excel as well makes it very difficult to keep a full picture of my progress. 

    Thank you for the great service!

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  • Right now, to manually add an activity you have to be on the main Home activities page. I am forgetful so I have to review my history on the You page, and then return to the Home page to add an activity for my treadmill workouts. It would be nice if there was an add button on the “You” page.

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  • I would like for the training log to have improved distinction of normal activites, 'Workout', and 'Race' for Virtual Rides (& Runs) currently they are handled differently then normal Rides & Runs.  
    For someone who likes to use training log to look back for key workouts/races, monitor hard/easy/hard cycle of actvities...  adding this detail to indoor virtual rides is very important.  This also could be improved by adding a 'Recovery' notation for activities.  Alll actvity types should have WORKOUT, LONG RUN(RIDE!!!!?!?) and RACE group types.  See below... before I started using virtual rides you could quickly view log and find workouts vs easy days vs long runs, etc.  NOW with virtual you really have to dig/read descriptions/etc.  boo.  Can't find virtual races, can't mark an FTP Test as a Race so it shows up in orange in 'Fitness & Freshness' graph... 

    ---------------------------now below... where are the workouts?  where was my recent FTP test?!  who knows!------------

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  • Manually enter in Interval Workouts for sprinters/speed workouts

    I'm a runner and I like to do speed workout (400m intervals, mile intervals, staircase workouts) and there is no current way to easily log speed workouts.  Right now, I would have to create each interval as a different entry.

    I would like to be able to log all of the intervals with one entry where you can add each interval and time below each other like:

    400 meters, 1m30s
    400 meters, 1m33s
    800 meters, 3m20s

    and so on.
    this would definitely help everyone that is doing some sort of speed workout or interval training

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  • Many people perform martial arts (grappling, BJJ, muay Thai, boxing, etc) as their primary sport, cross-training, or hobby. Martial Arts brings unique demands onto the body that shouldn't be clumped with other forms of exercise activities. The stresses on the body are different, and I think there's value to differentiating a martial arts session from another form of activity on an athlete's training log.

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  •  I want the option of both a Default Bicycle and a Default Virtual Bicycle. It will allow me to track mileage on different machines. The reason that is important is because if i forget to amend the bike choice when i do a virtual ride it adds mileage to my road bike, which i try to keep track of for servicing purposes etc.

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  •  

    First, let me say thank you for adding the Commute filter to "My Activities" AND for tallying the total number of activities. Superb!

    I would now like to ask for another filter feature to be added.

    I want a date filter for example:(mm-dd-yy - mm-dd-yy).

    Such a feature will allow me to compare different times of year and keep track of YoY performance.

    Like many athletes on Strava, this is crucial for annual goal tracking and monitoring progression. An example of when I personally needed this was to compare how many times/year I commute or opt to ride my bicycle instead of driving a car. This is important to me because I challenge myself each year to increase the frequency and distance. It would also be helpful to compare how well I stick to this challenge during the winter vs the summer when it's easier.

    When I do a YoY comparison now, then I have to navigate through multiple pages and scroll for the 'landmark' ride that starts the time period. A simple time period filter would make a tremendous difference and save a lot of time.

    Thanks

     

     

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  • Would like to have skateboarding and/or longboarding as an activity option. Would be very timely, especially since skateboarding is finally considered an olympic sport. Currently, the closest activity is in-line skating, but this is not an accurate reflection of skateboarding. We would love to be able to see Strava represent the skateboard community on the platform.

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  • Feature request: add to ability to create a "Flag" that shows the start and end date of a training block.

    I would like to be able to look back and see what workouts I completed for a given training cycle so I can follow it again or make changes.

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  • Feature request: Fastests 1/5/10/15/21 kms analysis that doesn't start on the km mark.

    Today, when doing pace analysis, the fastest km is shown as below:

    This doesn't work for most situation because we don't start running our fast sections on the KM, and there is no way to measure our fastest 1, 5, 10 or whatever KMs we've done in the run without creating segments. Strava also just flags the PBs for these distances, and not recent bests (eg best 1km in August, for example).

    While it is possible to use segments to achieve this, it is rigid - you can't deviate from a segment and still get a measurement, which isn't very intuitive, and doesn't work if you're the spontaneous sort of person.

    This feature of fastests 1, 5, 10, etc KMs have been available for very long in Endomondo, and is the feature I miss most after migrating to Strava.

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  • This forum is kind of bust...

    I race track. I use track bikee. All my gear says i ride road bike (bikes for babies) but I can only add gear for every other race bike.

    Please add track bikes to the drop down list where  you add a new bike..

    Sorry if this in the wrong spot but you "help" forum I was direct to be support to ask this question and cant add a fresh topic.

     

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  • I want to be able to compare my current year to date mileage to previous years. 

    I'm trying to figure out if i've ridden more, less or similar miles to this exact date on previous years, to see if i'm tracking on my goals to improve mileage year after year.  This year, I want to beat last year's mileage by 500 miles, but I have no idea if i'm tracking to do that or not.  I also want to track the current year against my best/worst years, to see how I compare currently.  

    You should be able to click on any date, and see a year to date comparison of mileage, elevation, etc for all past years.  Similar to what you can already do at each year's end. 

     

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