Edit Distance for an Activity

Can we please have an edit mileage feature.  I use a garmin watch when running but it often does not pick up at the start of the run, sometimes for quite some time, and therefore despite me running 10 miles, it only logs 4!!! Can we have the ability to manually edit the mileage.  And then show on the logs that mileage was edited.

It would also be good to edit the course, and plot the actual route taken to check the distance run.

Many thanks

There is a related Feature Suggestion found here: Manually add Distance for an Indoor/Stationary Activity

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  • Thanks for posting that email.  I wont be renewing.  I ran my first half-marathon last month and never got credit for it because of GPS inaccuracies.  I don't need that kind of negative feedback.  I was exhausted at the end and was not going to go past the finish line, then out on the grass and keep running through the parking lot just to make sure I registered my distance for Strava.

    Competitive integrity?  Yes, I'm definitely at the wrong place.

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  • Please see my previous post. "Competitive integrity" is a fallacy even with unedited data, but Strava could very easily just not include manually edited activities in leaderboard rankings. Bottom line, what Strava is saying is that Strava isn't a service which is built for tracking workouts. It's sole focus is social leaderboard ranking. I wish they'd just come out in say that, rather than let customers hang on a support forum for a year and piece it together for themselves. Fair enough...I'll just use Garmin, MapMyRide, Training Peaks, whatever for tracking cycling fitness. 

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  • The reason I want this is that Strava crashes occassionally (on my iPhone) during a run and thereby fails to accurately report some of my run. I often don't notice until a mile or two have passed. It'd be nice to be able to fix this after the run, especially when you know you've just ran a PR and especially if you ran it on one of your favorite segment/routes. 

     

    Also, Strava's email about integrity is bizarre. People want this feature to CORRECT their runs. In other words, we want this BECAUSE it ENHANCES the integrity of our Strava data. Not because we want to fabricate our data. Saying that they won't do it because of integrity is actually self-refuting. By not doing it, they're embracing the lack of data integrity that results in app crashes, poor GPS signal, etc. 

    Maybe Strava could enable the feature on a conditional basis (e.g., only when Strava crashes, experiences poor signal, or when the user mistakenly hits the "stop" button while running [i.e., when the device senses that it is still moving at running pace even though it's not recording]). This would CONTROL FOR the kind of integrity issues Strava is worried about while FIXING the integrity issues that Strava doesn't seem to care about.

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  • I too would like an edit feature, map my ride has this. I often lose gps (via the android app) on my rides. This weekend i did a 31 mile ride, but strava only recorded 17. 

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  • How about an 'edit anything' feature since it locks you up in stone for everything...

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  • Yes, this is rediculous. It should be enabled. I just tried to update some indoor track runs that didn't have distance since my footpod battery was dead. I have the distance on Garmin Connect yet Strava says 0. That's what brought me here. If they want to put an asterik or red text or some other indication that it wasn't recorded by a device, not count it towards leaderboards and challenges and manually entered fine, but don't ban it completely. No need to become premium as I can't keep an accurate training log here. Will use Garmin Connect for that and Strava just to see what others are up to. 

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  • Glad to have found this thread. Now I know that editing incorrect data (due to app failure or GPS glitches) won't be added to Strava, I won't renew my premium after my 1st half marathon.
    Due to GPS errors my run is not counted against the half marathon challenge. As I have the original route and waypoints, which clearly indicate my run as a proper half marathon, it wil never be picked up as such by Strava.
    Also not being able to turn of autopause to switch between moving time vs elapsed time, makes Strava less relevant for logging my runs. I have to mark all my runs as races to see my actual time (elapsed time). I'm not interested in moving time. When I stop I stop for a reason and I want to see that reflected in my stats.
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  • Glad there are several others here that feel the same way.  I ran the 2015 NYC Marathon, and at two points along the race, my Garmin lost the GPS signal. The result is that the Strava entry shows only 25.3 miles and the wrong pace.  I also did not get credit for the marathon challenge. It would be nice to be able to correct the entry, since you are allowed to enter in your official finish time, but as a separate field.  My Garmin watch is the Forerunner 410.

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  • we should *at least* be able to edit the total distance for activities that didn't use the GPS at all (e.g. the race started before the satellites were found)

    sure, we can keep track of our totals by adding a manual activity with the distance and no time, but this is a silly fix for a silly limitation

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  • strava - any news?

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  • Here is what I do that works.  It's messy, but it works around the Strava incompetence:

    1) Log activities in RunKeeper.  All of them.
    2) Use Tapiriik (https://tapiriik.com/) to connect RunKeeper to Strava (and any other service you have)
    3) Configure Tapiriik to only PUSH out from Strava
    4) Sync with Tapiriik to RunKeeper (can take a few hours, it WILL finish, best to let it just go overnight)
    5) Edit any bad GPS errors in RunKeeper
    6) Configure Tapiriik to PUSH out from RunKeeper
    5) Sync with Tapiriik (can take a few hours, and is manual only unless you pay $2.00 or more for a year of automatic syncs)


    This is stupid, but whatever.  Strava seems to think I can run a 5k in less than 10 minutes.  And the activity that it bases this estimate on is so badly tracked, and I can't edit it to fix it.

    Or, skip all of the above, and just use Tapiriik to sync out of Strava to RunKeeper and track your stuff there, fixing GPS errors from Strava as they occur, and use Strava for the social features only.

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  • I just finished a 12 mile ride.  GPS is enabled in my phone but it shows distance of 0.0.  Distance loggin is the only reason I use Strava.

    F#@& you, Stava!

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  • Strava, this is poor form. The only person I am interested in competing with in training is myself. Adding separate entries for distance on top of the HR data is a ludicrous work-around. If narcissistic folks are keen to climb leaderboards unfairly by e-doping, then that is their problem. But by not including an edit feature, you diminish the value of your app for the vast majority of participants who are here to try to improve themselves. Please sort it out. Otherwise, I can't see the point in using strava for treadmill or watt bike work when great alternatives exist. At the very least, you could make it a premium feature - one that it would be worth paying for.

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  • The whole thing about competitive integrity is ridiculous - run this morning with friends - 3 phones running strava, 1 Nike app, 1 garmin and 1 Tom tom - all read 16 miles at end except my strava which read 17.4 miles - making my pace look fantastic - makes a nonsense of leader boards and gives me a target I'm never going to beat. Not the first time this has happened and makes me doubt the integrity of my data. Bye bye strava
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  • Been doing treadmill runs lately. Here's my workaround to get distance, time and HR credit:

    * Use the Wahoo app (my HR monitor) to track HR and time.

    * Export to Strava

    * Add another activity with the same date and time, include distance with 0 time

    Strava here's a suggestion: Allow users to edit all data. If they edit one of the fields which concern "competitive integrity", simply flag the activity as "competitive integrity is questionable" or something like that. It's one additional boolean field in the database, so shouldn't be a huge performance hit.

    E-

     

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  • If I can enter a manual activity with any mileage I want, and that is counted in my training log, how is it somehow considered less legit and creates some gargantuan data problem to correct an erroneous distance on an upload from an exercise device? "Competitive integrity" should only be an issue for workouts you are seeking to compete with others on -- treadmill and stationary bikes or trainers workouts are an absolutely integral part of tracking fitness and training, but no one is trying to compete on those. I think "competitive integrity" is a bit of a joke if you don't first have "data integrity".
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  • I ran in a group on Sunday and most people were using one brand or another of GPS watch.  I was using Strava on my phone.  They all logged distances between 10 to 10.3km whereas I had 11.3km.  It would have been good if I could have changed my distance.  Sure the pace stats/graph for the run would be out of whack but couldn't these just be flagged as such.

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  • You'll be happy to know, Duncan, that the apparent answer to why you cannot fix the inaccurate mileage which in your example, artificially increases your calculated pace and average speed, is that in the name of competitive integrity, all inaccurate data must be kept in tact. 

    Nothing boosts the morale and motivates your workouts like the combination of fictional accomplishments and the discarding of authentic accomplishments. 

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  • I support all of these. They are common sense. I also am Garmin user. I do a lot of trainer rides in winter. My Garmin will record the mileage as say 17.1, but often get .2 per Strava. I am not assigning blame but am bewildered that this feature does not exist. NASA put a man on the moon 47 years ago with can mourners less sophisticated than my phone

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  • "Nothing boosts the morale and motivates your workouts like the combination of fictional accomplishments and the discarding of authentic accomplishments."

    Are you talking about fictional accomplishments like me, an average 8:00/mi runner, running a mile in 35 seconds, that I cannot correct?  And if I request a correction that it somehow compromises the integrity of Strava's tracking system?

    Wow.  No, I did not run that mile in 35 seconds.  No, I don't want to have a "trophy" for running that particular segment of that street in that particular time.

    I track my running knowing there are fallacies in the GPS systems in our devices.  I understand that there are inherent deficiencies in how satellites work.  I know I can correct my run so I can better improve my performance.

    Absolutely NO ONE HERE CARES about how fast one person ran a street segment or route, unless it is part of a race.  We are here because we want to improve ourselves.

    Strava denies us this basic service.

    Runkeeper it is.  It's the only way I know how to track my progress using the utilities and tools at my disposal.

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  • This will be my last month with Strava because of the lack of this feature.  

    I know I'm never going to do a half marathon on a weekend afternoon just to achieve that badge on here.  I'd do it when running a race.  Unfortunately I tried to do that and your site apparently doesn't trust an official half marathon course because it came up .10 miles short and you gave me no way to correct that, even though my GPS shows the route I ran.

    I will be doing a review of this service against other services, and this will be a "deal breaker" as far as I'm concerned.

    "If you're completely obsessed with being competitive and the only thing that motivates you is being better than everyone else, then I guess this is the 'Great Santini' of fitness tracking web sites.  For everyone else who just wants to monitor their personal goals, I recommend going elsewhere."

     

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  • There was one day that my phone started  blowing up with Strava notifications .... "Uh oh, you just lost your CR on ______", "uh oh, you just lost your CR on ______", " uh oh, you just lost your CR on _____" .... Turns out that the greenway which I  did most of my training on was also used by bicyclists and on one particular day, a local triathlete forgot to switch her Strava to bike from run and blew away every other runners CRs along the very popular greenway. Not that I really care about CRs, especially on training runs, but this just goes to show that the integrity of the system is a joke anyway. Why be so insistent on keeping it that way while denying users such a basic functionality?

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  • I know I only posted a few days ago but I have another example that adds weight to wanting this feature. I ran at the same place as last Sunday with just a few km extra. I had Strava running on my phone and decided to run Runtastic at the same time.

    Strava = 13.7km

    Runtastic = 12.67

    Same phone with apps starting at the same time, so have no idea why Strava added a km again.

    Also the precision on the run distance to 2 decimal places would be nice - should mean your individual runs add up to your weekly total instead of being out due to rounding - eg 2 runs of 5.04kms show as 5.0 but your weekly total is 10.1km. It has the data so why not display it.

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  • I filed a support case and got some info that is [almost] good enough for me, as all I really care about is mileage. Though you can't quite edit, you can delete and manually enter a new activity.  Or if you got shorted you can just add the extra mileage as a new activity and keep the other one with the gps data.

    In the Android app, go to the "Feed" screen and click the [+] icon. Then you can enter manually. (They told me go to the "Record" screen but in my app I have to go to the "Feed" screen)

    On the web site, go to "Upload an activity" then "Add an activity manually".

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  • Kyle -- I appreciate the comment and effort to find a solution...workaround ideas are always welcome to me. But the problem with manual activities as a  replacement for your uploaded exercise is that it loses at heart rate and power data. 

    Despite what I first thought and have since hoped Strava was intended to be, given the features that Strava cares about vs doesn't care about as demonstrated by what attention is/not given to and what problems are/not solved, it is pretty clear what the prime directive is for Strava:

    • Strava is not primarily concerned with accuracy of workout data.
    • Strava is not first and foremost a workout tracking tool, to assist people in monitoring their own personal progress.
    • Strava IS first and foremost, a social network.

    This is not what I originally thought Strava was, not what I hoped it would be, and certainly not what the potential here is. But pragmatically, that is what Strava is in practice. Strava is the place to boast about big rides and buy kits that show you accomplished X -- it's the cycling and running version of the "My kid is on the honor roll" bumper sticker. It is not the place to track your training. GarminConnect, Training Peaks, etc...those seem to place accurate data and personal training as the priority.

    I hope things change, but for now, that's the reality.

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  • Yes please. My Smartwatch3 loses signal sometimes and I miss the KMs I've covered. Endomondo supports this. 

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  • Yes.  Please.  This request has been being made by users for 2 years.  Maybe I've missed it, but what is the logic behind not adding this feature?  I love Strava in every other way, but it is SO disheartening to not get "credit" for a PR or a long race because your GPS cut out.  My last half marathon was in a park with a small trail portion and sometimes choppy signal.  It was measured and certified, so I know it was 13.1, but my GPS says 12.6 and therefore my pace is completely off, too.  I forgot to hit pause on my last 5K PR, but have the data from the race results and could edit if the feature was available.  

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  • So I've just discovered the coup de gras surrounding this issue. If it weren't illustrated as absurdity several times over from the myriad posts in this thread already, this settles the "competitive integrity" issue once and for all. 

    I spoke to a cyclist the other day which has a new, high-tech stationary bike which allows him to select from rides of routes all over the world. When he selects a route, it not only simulates that route for him on the stationary bike, but it is integrated with Strava and it generates the GPS information for the ride as if he was actually there, and uploads it to Strava. 

    So if a rider on the other side of the planet can get credit for riding the Alpe de Huez while watching a cable-TV rerun of Shawshank Redemption from their living room, the "competitive integrity" reason for disallowing the ability to restore accuracy to an individual's data is officially complete baloney. There is no competitive integrity. Every leaderboard and PR in the entire Strava system may well have been done by a cyclist on a stationary bike with a beer in one hand and a donut in the other.

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  • Wow - hard to believe that this thread has been going on for years and Strava has chosen to ignore page after page of customer requests for a feature adjustment.   

    There are plenty of solutions that wouldn't jeopardize this mystical "competitive integrity."

    I'm losing patience with this app and their total disregard for UX.

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  • Hi everyone.

    How do I edit time?

    I ran an 8K race today. My pace was 4:34 min/km which is obvious from my splits. But Strava says 4:47. 

    The race was automatically imported from Movescount, and the pace is correct there. Looks like that additional time was from when I paused the watch until I saved it.

    Here is the entry: https://www.strava.com/activities/547564977

    How do I fix this? I know it easy doable in www.runningahead.com. But I cannot figure out how to do it here. 

    If it was a regular run I would not bother, but for a race, I want it to be accurate. 

    Thanks,

    Dusan

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