Edit distance

how do I edit distance on Strava?

Ran 10k on treadmill - garmin says I did 0.23 miles.

Cannot figure out how to change on Strava

 

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  • Hi P, 

    This feature is currently not available. Thanks!

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  • Even for indoor workouts with GPS glitches?

    I was in the gym and forgot to turn off my GPS. After the workout, the distance was 5,500 km... Here's the workout:

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1970054209

    It seems silly of Strava not to allow edits for non-GPS activities, and for activities with GPS errors. I realize that segment records shouldn't be editable, but Strava could disqualify from segments any effort that is manually edited. Especially if Strava is dipping its toe into training, not allowing for indoor sessions doesn't allow for a complete picture. As such, Strava won't replace things like Training Peaks.

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  • Agree - it is ridiculous one cannot change indoor distance 

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  • Agreed. I have uploaded the run from Nike Plus and seem all the run was wrong with 0 km, but there isn't away to edit to the correct distance, time, and so on!

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  • I also agree.  I will cycle inside (using my bike trainer) in the winter.  I have a Cateye Cadence bike computer that will tell me the distance I've gone.  My Garmin watch keeps track of time, heart rate, etc, but not distance.  Once my workout is complete, the information from Garmin is transferred to Strava, but not the distance.  I go back into my Garmin Connect app to add the distance shown on my Cateye, but this distance is not transferred to Strava.  So, I went into my Strava app to edit the distance, but that option is not available.  Why would this not be available to edit for indoor activities???  Is this even on the radar for future improvements?  I'm trying to use Strava as a link between my Garmin and Charity Miles to log my miles for charity, but it will not work unless I can update the distance in Strava.

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  • My GPS recorded bad data points so I deleted my run and re-entered manually (where I can specify the actual distance I ran).

    It would be helpful even to convert a GPS-recorded run to a manual run so that the total time is preserved and I'm then able to record the distance only.

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  • Or the inevitable: Forgot to turn Strava off and started to drive... Albeit, it makes my PR's extremely good and makes my Achievements superhuman, but it's pretty frustrating that something this simple has yet to be implemented by Strava.  Also, this has nothing to do with paying for a membership; it should be standard/default based on what Strava is for and represents... In fact, hint, hint, hint... if this was a function of a Premium/Summit membership; I'd pay more for obvious reasons.  (There's a million ways to cheat your Strava stats/metrics, so it's always, fundamentally, been an honor system.  With that being said, people want the app. to benefit their lives and well being, so making it possible to be honest and edit your distance should be a no brainer for Strava, Inc.)

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  • I am absolutely floored this functionality doesn't exist. I can't log an indoor cycle on the Strava app for AppleWatch and then add the distance from the stationary bike after the fact. This seems like the absolute bare minimum of functionality. 

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  • Agreed. Garmin lets me edit data, why doesn't Strava?

    Example: ran a marathon, stopped my Garmin watch at the finish but was too distracted to get my phone out and stop the Strava app for the next 20 minutes. I'd like to go in and update that finish time (and take off the distance added wandering through the finish area) but I can't do that. C'mon, Strava, please add this capability. Like Micah said, it's fundamentally an honor system.

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  • But it doesn't even have to be an honor system. Strava could just disqualify edited activities for KOMs, etc. It'd allow better tracking for training purposes and still preserve the integrity of KOMs, FKTs, etc.

    It baffles me why this is not allowed.

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  • I have a lot of old indoor cycling activities before i got kickr and will be nice to edit them and put right amount of km not 0 like i have now :/

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  • So frustrating they don’t do this. My GPS recorded my time and not the trail I was running for a kilometre. I had to pause and resume to get it to kick in throwing our all my splits. Now can’t even edit. Ridiculous.

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  • I just had a issue similar to Micha but caused by bad GPS start point, started running while the watch was seeking signal... It is not clear how to fix this but...

    Go to CROP (located next to pencil sign left hand menu 3 dots)

    You will see your map and on the top of the page is a sliding bar, here you can change start and finish points. Fixes start and finish bad points. Hope it helps.

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    Or the inevitable: Forgot to turn Strava off and started to drive... Albeit, it makes my PR's extremely good and makes my Achievements superhuman, but it's pretty frustrating that something this simple has yet to be implemented by Strava.  Also, this has nothing to do with paying for a membership; it should be standard/default based on what Strava is for and represents... In fact, hint, hint, hint... if this was a function of a Premium/Summit membership; I'd pay more for obvious reasons.  (There's a million ways to cheat your Strava stats/metrics, so it's always, fundamentally, been an honor system.  With that being said, people want the app. to benefit their lives and well being, so making it possible to be honest and edit your distance should be a no brainer for Strava, Inc.)

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  • The same with spinning distance and my bike training on oval track. I can chance on bike but not ad the distance

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  • Please please fix this Strava. Treadmill estimates from Garmin aren't anywhere near accurate and its frustrating not being able to correct this. If you can manually add an activity, why can't you edit a treadmil activity thats intrinsically inaccurate anyways? I want my heart rate data so i'm not going to just manually add activities in the name of stat padding. 

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  • OMG I cannot believe people's obsession with distance of activities! Distance is meaningless. If I ride a bike 20 miles (hell, 50 miles) gradually downhill with a tailwind on Monday, then ride up up a 10 mile climb with a 7 percent average grade with headwind on Tuesday, which ride would you say generated more fatigue? Which ride was harder? Another example, let's say I rode my bike in a group of 20 people for 100 miles, taking a pull about every 5 minutes, and otherwise sitting in a huge draft, at very low heart rate. Then the next week, rode my bike solo for 100 miles over the same route, at 80% of threshold for about 6 hours. Same distance, COMPLETELY different level of fatigue. And for people who are riding and running indoors and tracking imaginary(!) distance over long periods of time, it should actually be TIME, again, TIME, that you need to be tracking. It's not as sexy or easy to put into context for non-athletes as "distance", but it means a hell of a lot more than distance. Lastly, the point of Strava was (is?) to get the f%&k outside and move through the world. That's why Strava needs a gps signal in order to track distance and speed. 

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  • Not quite.

    You're right that Strava wasn't designed with offline activities in mind. It was designed for social competition, not training, nor "moving through the world".

    For real training, distance is a very real and important metric for runners. Any event being trained for has a given amount of work. Distance and elevation gain are two components. Time alone may or may not adequately prepare someone because it doesn't consider pace. With a treadmill, you can train very effectively because you can dial in the necessary training paces. Using time and heart rate can't do that. (There's too much lag with heart rate to be really specific.)

    For cycling, yes, distance isn't very useful at all, but time is even less so. Cycling is too stochastic. For serious bike training, you need to use power. 

    If Strava ever gets serious about training, allowing for editing distance will be necessary.

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  • Mileage & pace is rather important in running. If you can't correct the distance both your pace and mileage are wrong. In cold climates in the winter, going outside isn't safe so some indoor treadmill activities are inevitable. 

    Without being able to edit the distance this messes with many things runners need to keep track of: 

    • Estimating running shoe replacement (done based on mileage)
    • Estimating athletic performance improvement (done based distance ran for a given time as well as heart rate & temperature)
    • Estimating weekly mileage (often needed for race training)    
    • Yearly pace averages and mileage totals 

    Onboard watch pedometers (indoor distance estimator) are often off by 10-20% so this can skew your data significantly. Kinda explaining the obvious here Bennett Shane but yes you need distance and time. 

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  • Good post, Nate.

    With respect to accuracy, I would recommend you also calibrate whatever treadmill you're using. They can be quite off as well.

    Woodway and FreeMotion are pretty accurate, but NordicTrack, for example, is horrible. I have a NordicTrack Incline Trainer, and the steeper I set it, the faster it runs. At a 25% grade, for example, the speed is 19% faster than the display. I have a friend with the same machine and the same issue.

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  • So frustrating. I just finished a HM with a PR of 1:54:43. Since I pushed the start button in my Garmin watch a tad later after I could get through the crowd in the starting line, the distance was recorded a little shy of 13.1 miles. No worries..after the official race results were posted I could go to Garmin Connect and manually edit that activity. But Strava synced with my previous Garmin data and didn't record it as a HM; so frustrating that my HM PR didn't get uploaded on Strava due to this glitch. Come on Strava - it's a new decade...please help us to get motivated as we challenge ourselves to get better each day.

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  • In this case, it makes sense to not allow edits of distance.

    Strava's social competition culture is based on comparisons of GPS data. Allowing it to be edited would lead to all sorts of trouble.

    IMO, it makes sense to allow for non-GPS activity to be edited, because those activities are only recorded for the user's own use.

    If your motivation is to get better each day, then you've already succeeded, regardless of what it says in your Strava account.

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  • Pretty annoying from a training perspective that i'm unable to track my volume over time on strava. Luckily trainerroad seems to actually have a development team so i can do it there.

     

    Still waiting on the single monkey employed at strava's website development team to implement simple things like this, and changing temperature to Celsius.

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  • Paid for a Summit membership, will reconsider this next year if this is not resolved. 

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  • For what it's worth
    This is why I pay for training peaks.
    Strava is social. I can keep in touch with other club members and the flybuys enable me to meet new people and make friends. The social side of Strava nails it. It's why my Garmin sends to Strava.

    But.....for training purposes I can't go past training peaks. All workouts can be edited and adjusted. If you wanna cheat well you're only cheating yourself. But to get workouts (esp indoor trainer and treadmills) to be as accurate as possible, the training peaks (and Garmin) will let me edit to my heart's content.
    Training peaks has a free version with a 30 free trial of pro.
    I use Garmin as my source of truth. It sends to TP and Strava. Both of which I'd not be without.

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  • I did 2.6 miles on an indoor treadmill today. According to Strava I did 9.24 miles with an average pace of 1:17/mile. I also got 4 gold PRs. Ridiculous as this was one of my slowest times recently.

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  • To be honest, it would be great for me to change this issue.

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  • Over the years there are probably thousands of requests and replies in agreement for the ability to edit treadmill distances, thousands of users who want the same simple feature. I did a treadmill run recorded by my Coros watch, automatically synced to my phone and uploaded to Training Peaks and Strava. I changed the distance in the Coros app and Training Peaks, but not Strava.

    It's astounding how unresponsive Strava development is.

     

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  • @Johan Ohlsson thanks for the tip on the Crop function inside the triple dot.  It doesn't solve everything but it fixed the issue I had, which was also a bad GPS signal at start!

    You get 3 gold stars today.

     

    Good job!

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  • This is really pathetic - not sure why I am paying for this service - it takes 2 seconds to change the distance in the Garmin add or on the watch.

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  • I like Strava, but I think I will change back to Endomondo where I can correct the data when it's wrong.

    It does not make sense that I cannot correct it when I track it for my own purpose only.

    I get that it should not be possible to add a run that has been modified to a competition, but that's a completely different story, which I am not after

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