Training Log

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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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  • when viewing the monthly training calendar, it would be super helpful if it would show the distance of the activity and to color code each activity similar to MapMyRide. I am finding i am having to go to MapMyRide monthly calendar. for the rest I use Strava. I like to compare how I am doing to the same month for previous years.

    I now simply add the distance to my ride title, although my followers may find it strange I have the distance in my title, so i wish it were just added to the training log.

    this is the monthly training log on my MapMyRide.... love the highlighted activities. the orange is rides, purple walks. when i Stand Up Paddle it is blue. Yoga is green and so forth. makes it really nice to see your activities at a glance. also, these are untitled rides and it show the distance.

    this is the Strava monthly log. i added the distance to my title so i could see the distance without opening each activity:

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  • I would really like to be able to tag a run as 'parkrun' as one of the options for 'Type of run'. Parkrun is huge, and it would be great to be able to filter them out into their own list.

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  • Jared DiMartine Velo Viewer does this. You can use the free version and manually sync your strava data (literally just hit a button to update), or pay 10pounds / year. It does exactly what you're after.

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  • Jared DiMartine => This app also does it but at the month not day-level. Check the YoY Summary section or Charts section. It allows to compare years for distance, time, paces, elev gain including per km, HR, cadence, avg. distance, most active day etc. I realized over time that what I am checking the most is the exactly the YoY summary to see how I progress, improve or end up at the end of the year. The same can be done at month or week level and copy pasted to excel for further processing if needed.

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  • I want to be able to filter by specific bike in "My Activities", "Training Log" and "Training Calendar". This will let me keep track of the miles put in on each bike.

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  • I like the new "Correct distance" feature, altough it's not quite what I need. I will explain using my recent example:

    - My last Ride had real 206 km (measured on wheel device).

    - My GPS device recorded only 201,1 km. It's because it looses about 1 km of the ride per 50 km total. It's just how the device is measuring the distance, and I cannot change that with any settings.

    - Then I used the "Correct distance" feature, but it calculated only 201,9 km, so still I lack 4 km.

     

    Can you add the option to correct the distance manually? It would save my rided distance loses. I could just manually set the same distance as in the other more precise device by myself. I was informed that Garmin site has such feature for a long time. Why Strava don't?

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  • Please add HORSEBACK RIDING as an activity option!
    Average Speed and Top Speed would be great to have there :) Thanks!

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  • This is another request to Strava to add "orienteering" as a sport. It's not adequately covered by the other sports on the list. I've seen that there have been many requests already to add orienteering; can Strava please give some feedback about this? Is there a plan to add it?

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  • I totally agree with orienteering, especially as it's quite popular in Nordics etc. This would be of great help to athletes (as myself) involved in the sport, as it would make it possible to measure orienteering kilometres and training hours separately from other sports. It is important to measure this because, in addition to running, this activity develops technical skills in the sport.

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  • Hello Strava!
    I have an idea for you that I think would improve your app. I’ve been using Strava for about 2 years and my biggest problem has been that if I stop my watch for different parts of a workout, or accidentally restart it during a run, the two activities appear on different parts of the timeline. My suggestion is to give users the option to “link” their runs. It could appear similarly to when different people are running together, but it would be different parts of the same person’s run. So “warmup” “workout” and “cool down” could be different activities, but would appear together and linked on the timeline.
    Again, love the app, just offering a suggestion!
    Best,
    Colleen

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  • I strongly endorse Ryan's feature request - please add an option at the activity level to select whether moving time or elapsed time is the relevant duration to add to the training time totals - but for a different reason:

    Strava currently uses "moving time" as the relevant training duration for rides, which is fine for real outdoor rides, but not for virtual rides, because in virtual rides the notion of "moving" is ambiguous. Specifically, many virtual rides, such as Zwift events and especially Rouvy AR rides, start with a warm-up period and/or end with a cool-down period during which I am actually pedaling (i.e. working) but the avatar is not "moving" and hence speed is recorded to be zero. Hence, the warm-up and cool-down is currently not recogenized as training time in the log. This is unfortunate, because especially the warm-up is occasionally quite long und includes some relevant efforts - it happens that the "moving time" reported Strava is less than half of the time I'm actually riding. PLEASE fix this! Thanks guys!

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  • I both ride to commute and to train/have fun. A big difference is that when I commute I bring a pretty heavy pannier.
    Would be great to adjust my bike weight when commuting to properly calculate power, calories, effort, etc. This could even be implemented when adding the commute tag after a ride.

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  • Christine K. I achieve this by using different bikes (under gear). It's not perfect, but it works. For example:

    training = "My Road Machine", Weight 8Kg
    commute = "My Road Machine and pannier", Weight 11Kg

    It's pretty easy switching the gear that you used on a particular ride once it's saved - I do this pretty much every time I record as I switch so much.

    One "gotcha" is that it will take a few minutes for the updated estimated calories to take effect. For example, assume your default bike is "commute", and you log a training ride. Based upon the speed / total weight / HR etc it estimates that you burned 1000 calories. If you then switch to the "training" bike, your actual calories might be 800 - but this will take a few minutes to update and show. This also applies to estimated power.

    If you have a power meter then it shouldn't make so much of a difference as the power you're putting out and HR will reflect the actual effort (and therefore calories consumed).

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  • @ Christine K. Why not just list another bike under "my gear" ? Call it your commuting bike or whatever, and include the weight of your panniers etc, then strava will calculate the estimated power differently. All you have to do is remember to select which bike you are using, which surely is easier than some of the things that people expect strava to impliment. It would be no different to choosing between road bike and MTB, for example.

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  • Thank you both for the suggestion, that could work but it's nice to have it all logged with one bike so I can keep track of how many kms I've ridden on the tires, chain, and other wear items. Also this feature could be useful for others that ride with different configurations, bike packing and the like.

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  • I would like to see more 'comparison' options for activities - such as the Power Curve / Power Zones & 25w Distributions / Heart Rate Zones.
    It will allow me to better assess my performance by comparing 'repeat' or 'similar' activities I have done in the past (ie. from my Training Log).
    The reason that is important is because it allows me better visibility of my fitness and strength gains / losses over time.
    An example of when I needed that was yesterday, when I did a Virtual Spin Class (No.62) and felt really flat, being able to compare with the previous(3) efforts on this activity would give me further insight.
    Below is a picture(s) illustrating where the extra functionality could be added, on the Power Curve Graph for starters.
    This is important to me because Strava is my 'Go-To' for recording and tracking my activities / fitness and informing my training regime.
    Strava has access to all the information req'd and already utilises the basic functionality (eg. over-plotting a 'Custom Date Range' - which at a minimum is a 1 week period) to provide the enhancement.
    Downloading the raw data and re-graphing (eg. with Excel) is time consuming and inefficient.

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  • Please allow athletes to enter a separate FTP for cycling and running. It is great that running power is included now, but my running FTP and cycling FTP is so far off that strain computations are going to be way off for one or the other. The training metrics would be much more accurate for multisport athletes if this feature was added.

    This is very similar to the comment about separate HR zones for running and cycling.

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  • Enable power and cadence graphs for velomobile rides

    Power and cadence graphs are already available for bike rides in the mobile app, but not for velomobile rides. These graphs are also very useful for velomobile rides.

     

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  • 1) Provide a separate forum for "Fitness & Freshness"

    2) Allow users to specify a custom time range for "Fitness & Freshness". I.e. a "from date" and "to date" we can select ourselves. It is incredibly useful if you want to look at what your training looked like say a year ago for just two months. If you use the "All time" or "2 Years" it scrunches the graph too much to be useful. E.g. I want to look at some training from 2018 and the "All time" graph is useless for that. I'd like to be able to enter my own custom time range.

    3) [more advanced and harder] Implement a comparison between two custom time ranges so you can compare training periods. 

     

    Thank you.

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  • Pilates as an activity

    Given that the last reference for Pilates was Sept 2020 as part of the training log contribution, I would like to suggest it has equal status to Yoga.

    I now have a growing dislike towards Yoga, given that any of my Pilates activity need to recorded as either Yoga or 'Other'.

    There is also the suggestion that a Pilates activity option, could increase the popularity as well as finding clubs?

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  • Feature request

    Please add football as a recordable activity. It would be great to see the distance run during a five a side game.

    Thanks

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  • ^ If you want to see the distance ran, then why not just record it as running ? (and remember that football means different things around the world...soccer -11 or 5 a side, rugby, Aussie rules, American Football...impossible to compare them against each other). The list of sports is already getting unwieldy, if Strava added football, horse riding, pilates, orienteering and every other "sport' that people have been requesting it would take forever to scroll through the list on your phone ! people should remember that there is a limit of what Strava can realistically include, especially as many people are getting it for free.

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  • Since Strava already tracks who we ride/run with on a per activity basis (based on privacy settings), but I would love to see that expanded to create a "MilesTogether" feature that would show how many miles I have ridden/run with each of my Following/Followers lists. It would be awesome to recognize milestones by having them appear on my feed, like "Tim and Joel have ridden 10,000 miles together" or things like that.  I think it would increase user community and may even encourage more group activities.

    As a user for nearly a decade, I would love to be able to see how many miles I have put on with all of the different Strava users who have been a part of my experience.

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  • Hello Strava. I am seconding the request to reimplement the nesting of activities on the desktop training log. The amount of real estate wasted on the screen due to this is criminal. If I run in the morning then do a workout in the evening including a w/up and c/down then it shows at least 4 activities and makes the log very difficult to read when comparing over weeks. The answer is not to combine my activities as I usually change shoes for workouts and like to keep the activities separate. I typically end up using the mobile app to get a proper overview of my training over a period of weeks. Thanks. 

     

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  • I would like to see weekly, yearly, and total stats for all activity types. Currently you can only see them for cycling, running and swimming. I would particularly be interested in hiking. The only work around is to go into activities and add them up manually - REALLY!

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  • les données d'allure, frequence cardiaque et cadence sont inversées et fausses sur le pc (course à pied)

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  • Feature Request

    When importing runs from Apple Health (e.g. Apple Watch) as described at https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216917527-Health-App-and-Strava, please also import the cadence (SPM). The data is there, but the Strava app does not import it. When syncing runs with the app RunGap, the cadence is included. So there should be no excuse to leave it out ;-).

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