New Run Activity Pages

Please leave us your comments and feedback for the new Run Activity pages here.

Great news, runners: your new run activity page on Strava.com is now live. We spoke to tons of you about what is important when viewing your activities and those of others, and have incorporated your needs and experiences as runners into this new page. 

Some of the new features:

  • Social Bar: We added a social bar to the top of the page, putting your activity title, description, comments, kudos, Instagram photos, and other athletes on your run front and center.
  • Sharing Module:  Easily share your run to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, email, or embed in your blog from the sharing module located at the top, left-hand corner of the page.
  • Key Stats: Distance, time, average pace and elevation are located between the Social Bar and Elevation & Performance Chart. Your mile/km splits from your run are located on the right-hand side of your activity map.
  • Top Results: Get a snapshot of your achievements for the run, including any goals you have accomplished, PRs for best efforts, and segment achievements. 
  • Elevation & Performance Chart: We’ve vastly improved the visual interaction for reviewing and scrubbing all your activity details. Use the cursor to look at your pace, elevation, grade adjusted pace and grade at any point during your run.
  • Premium Analysis: We've rolled out changes to the Pace analysis and distribution, including the new analysis specific to a race. Now you can designate a run activity as a "Race" and get interactive and granular data such as race splits and projected finish times. 
  • Segment Efforts, Stats & Comparison: We’ve optimized the Segment Efforts within your activity so you can quickly scan your most meaningful achievements. We display key stats of your effort along with your leaderboard ranking. And when you’re looking at another athlete’s segment effort, you’ll be able to compare your PR against theirs.

Some of the changes: There are aspects of the run activity pages that are not currently available, with some of these aspects scheduled to return, redesigned, at a later date:

  • Viewing the Performance Chart with 'time' as the x-axis: The new performance chart is set with 'distance' as the x-axis, and we plan to re-add the option to switch to 'time' in the near future (coming soon). 
  • Lap data from a Garmin device: Will now be visible underneath the Segments view in the left sidebar for Free and Premium users.
  • Segment Comparison: The ability to compare your segment effort with your PR and/or the CR for the segment has been removed, and will return after a redesign incorporating the features from http://raceshape.com/.
  • Run "Score": The run intensity score that appeared previously under the Analysis tab is no longer available, but will return when the calculation is more accurate. 
  • GAP for mile splits: We're currently working on our algorithm for GAP. Once the algorithm is improved, GAP split data will be displayed on our new Premium Pace & Race Analysis pages.
  • Best Efforts: The technology available used to generate Best Efforts was not up to our high standard of accuracy. Due to this, we will continue to display any PRs you receive for the next few weeks, but then we will turn off Best Efforts in its current form. Over the next few months, we'll continue to explore innovative and relevant ways to bring this feature back to all users once it has reached our high standards of accuracy. We apologize for this change.

Some Known Issues:

  • FIXED Performance Issues: We're hard at work improving the performance issues that have been reported. Improvements coming soon.
  • FIXED Hidden Segments: Hidden segments will be re-adding this week (we still need to add the ability to hide and unhide segments)
  • FIXED Elevation Correction for your Run: Will be re-added very soon.
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  • Yep exact same here, Safari 6.03 on Mac OSX 10.8.3 - unusable...test, test and test surely.

    Again, please don't bring this interface over to cycling, it's REALLY horrible how the segments are now like a hidden feature.

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  • OK apologies I missed the section of stuff you have taken out for a revamp so hopefully some of my concerns will be come to nothing.

    The stuff you took out could work better for sure but I would have preferred the new style to be a "preview" and so kept the old style available until your work was further advanced as the missing stuff was useful most of the time. Kind of now looks like we are paying for a beta product at best.

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  • Dammit Strava. I am a mountain runner, and I explicitly use VAM with running to monitor my vertical performance. IT IS NOT JUST APPROPRIATE TO CYCLING.  On top of this you take out the elevation and GAP from the splits.   I've been a huge advocate of Strava, I have tens of pages of CR's, mostly vertical mountain peaks. I have taken onboard your system and loved it - i've got many mountain runners on board. And now you have just destroyed it, because YOU DO NOT GET that there are different ways people run. This is just for road running, flat running. I HATE IT, and this is the first time I fell out of love with Strava. BRING BACK VAM

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  • Further to my previous comment. Here is a mountain runners case study of how I used the platform:

    See this segment, it was a huge climb with a VAM of 1163 - indicating my climbing performance rate per hour: http://app.strava.com/segments/2085483

    On a shorter segment, I put out a higher effort that would have been unsustainable over a full hour. The VAM calculation for this segment show more of my "Peak climbing Speed" in a shorter vertical climb: http://app.strava.com/segments/1335800

    These are useful calculations for me, I can do hill repeats on segments and see my VAM. I know that if I hit a VAM over 1500 I am climbing fast. These are goals I try to reach. Thankfully those segment pages still exist, but there is no way to find them anymore from the run pages. I only found them by looking at my CR's page.

    I have been using Strava to as a vertical racing tool and I have been using VAM to calculate my performance increases. In one foul swoop you just obliterated all usefulness of your platform to I guess a smaller niche part of running, but is hugely popular in Europe and becoming more popular in the USA. Do a search for Vertical Kilometre Races and see how popular that is!!

    How am I to rate my climbing performance now?  Looks like I have to calculate it all by hand. *sigh*

    Strava I know you are all predominently cyclists. I know how VAM is so important to hill climbing cyclists. Imagine if that was taken away from you - imagine the uproar. Imagine the devastation amongst all the hill climbers who have no way to gauge their climbing speed efforts.

    Now you may begin to know how all us mountain runners feel today!!!!!!!!! 

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  • Strava Employee Elle Anderson: "VAM is a cycling feature only!"

    Says it all really.

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  • I recently started using the freemium version of Strava and am a bit bummed out about the latest update. I understand some features will be returning (albeit some are becoming premium features), but taking these options away before new options are ready is not a great move, IMHO. Big loses for me are the lost of Garmin lap data (many of my workouts are interval workouts) and segment features.

    Both of these are BIG issues for me as they basically make Strava nearly useless to me. I guess I can hang on and consider premium ( I would get it right now if it would allow lap data back!), but you have to give me options soon or will be back to Garmin Connect  or one of the other numerous options that are out there. That's just how this particular market works.

    Again no lap data = loss of personal tracking for me.

    Loss of segment comparison = the social aspect (one of the main reasons I joined Strava) is gone.

    A stated earlier, for me it was a free app, so no huge loss - but if I was a premium user, I might be upset at having to use to what amounts to an under construction beta version of something that seemed to be working fine. Thank you for what has been a great product and please reconsider some of these changes!

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  • I know the "Best Efforts" might not meet your standards, but it was still a good gauge. It says you will bring it back when it meets your High Standards, just a thought, but I don't mind if its not exact, just a good guesstimate was ok. When I care, Im in a race and already get a Official Time.

    I also already miss being able to see the Distance in the MouseOver for the "Elevation & Performance Chart". It had helped me at times to get an idea of distances from previous runs, to better plan out my long runs, but with out creating a whole bunch of Segments that I will not care about in the future.

    Thanks for a great site either way. Im only a Freebie user, so I guess take it with a grain of salt.

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  • My only question is this: can I have the old run activity pages back?

    As it stands I'm unlikely to use the service for free and I'm sure as hell not going to pay for it based on some of the statements in the first post.

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  • Have just tried the page on the iPad, unusable for me, totally locked up safari while trying to load the data into the chart, had to hard restart the iPad. I'm in the UK so have some greater latency to your data but page should be able to cope with that. Ouch.
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  • FWIW working fine on the ipad here in the UK..........still very disappointed with the change. I'm sure the guys and girls at Strava understand that just because they are/were ahead of the game doesn't mean that things can change very quickly.........remember MySpace (tumbleweed). If they make the same change to rides then I'll be chasing a refund of my premium membership fee.
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  • From what I've read here, I believe that if these 'upgrades' are implemented for cycling, and I've seen nothing to believe they won't be, it will be a disaster for Strava. I don't want to see that, I love it as it is!

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  • Big performance issues Mac OSX 10.7.5 Both Safari and Firefox. The new page takes a long time to load. When it does 1-2minutes latter, I'm not a fan of what I'm seeing. I liked the lap times better with the GAP showing. Fix the performance issues with Mac OSX.

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  • I agree with the majority, how is this an upgrade when you have removed everything we loved about STRAVA to some crappy no funtional program.  Please just return to the OLD version.  The comment from another unhappy member below sums it up and its all about $$$$$:

    "How exactly is this an upgrade that us runners would want? Especially after you "spoke to tons of you about what important when viewing your activities and those of others". I'm just at a loss for how this is anything but a ploy to push people to premium."

    Jon Ziefle
     
    The new version is also telling me its not compatible with my browser, I have internet explorer.  Please tell me the version of internet explor that it supports and a download link for upgrading to the latest version.  

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  • The new upgrade looks pretty horrible IMO, and it doesn't seem to add anything worthwhile.

    Mainly, how can you take away laps?  That's like not showing average pace for the run.  If I can see it on my device then I should be able to see it on Strava.  Come on guys...

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  • I have seen a post somewhere (maybe on FB) saying a similar new look for the cycling pages is also coming soon. Please Strava think again. I have never seen such a set of unequivocal similar negative comments for a software release. I really love Strava and have just paid for premium but this change feels like its going to backfire bigtime if people signing up for premium don't know what their getting or whether what they have may get taken away in the future without warning. At least give premium users who paid for a defined product the choice to continue using the old system. 

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  • Also I thought i'd discovered a way around the small map problem using the expansion bar underneath the map on the overview page. Yippee I thought - Its just me not having learnt the new interface yet. The problem is that the new system requires me to move away from the overview page to look at segments and the map size has reset back to a small map when I go back to the overview page.

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  • Can you shrink the elevation access, runners don't have 200m elevation gains typically and I doesn't look like I've done much on hill workouts. 

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  • *axis, also an edit function on here would be nice haha

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  • The Strava person commenting that VAM is only for cyclists obviously hasn't read the starva pop-up glossary:

    VAM measures your Vertical Ascent in Meters/hour — it measures how quickly you are traveling upward. VAM is useful for comparing your effort on different hills and segments, and is used by both cyclists and runners. To get a high VAM score, grades between 6-10% generally present the best opportunity to ascend quickly, as they are steep enough to avoid wind, and gradual enough to allow unrestricted motion.

    I don't do hills but I would have thought a lot of fell runners would find this useful.

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  • How do I go about getting a prorated refund of my annual premium membership?

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  • The performance issues are not platform specific.  Look at a long run in chrome and use the "developer tools" to look at how much it is loading (gzip, meh..) and how slow; chrome shows you the load time and total data transferred / total http requests, etc.  For example a random one of my long run activities, I am seeing 82 HTTP requests for 3.7MB transferred (note that is with cache, so on a fresh load it could be more) and an 18 second load time, which is almost completely attributed to a call to /activities/<activity_id_here>/streams ( call that took 13+ seconds to pull a 3.2MB blob of jscript for the browser javascript engine to then chew on.. or choke on, as the case may be).  

    Also Strava is simply throwing money away on Amazon Web Services bandwidth and largely helping ruin end user experience due to simple poor server configuration; if you look at the chrome developer tools "audit" tab for your long run activity, it says among other things: "Compressing the following (20) resources with gzip could reduce their transfer size by about two thirds (~1.3 MB)".  That is a simple HTTP server configuration change Strava should make and Strava would save 2/3 of that money, whatever it is (guessing a lot), simple right there. To put my 3.7MB of Strava run activity javascript/data in context, that is about six times the size of the biggest .FIT, GPS source data file I have, which is only 626KB. 

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  • Safari on both Mac and iPad crash every time I open a run now. Works fine for all other activities.
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  • How do I correct the altitude for a run now? Affect all pacings when wrong so very important when rubbish data is uploaded. Need to be available.

    The format and layout is terrible, same as so many other sites and programs seems to be heading for. Everything is too big, boxy and plain.

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  • Strava was the best site around, but now it's terrible, and even a Premium-user-friend agrees!  I'll be looking for an alternative if Strava doesn't go back to what it had.

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  • The "expand map" pull down doesn't seem to work on the ipad. I'll stick to East / West runs only......on the flat, without laps from now on.
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  • I found you can get the old interface back if you change the activity type to Hike or Walk. Not sure how this affects leaderboards though,  but useful to get back your old data and record down before Strava take this away completely.

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  • Oh Elle, what have you done!

    Looks like a rethink is needed urgently before this horror story is implemented across activities and ruins Strava as we know it. 

    Imagine what this discussion page would look like if it were the majority of users (cyclists) were affected.

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  • Elle said further up

    Average Heart Rate for each Segment Effort analysis is also available on the right hand side underneath average pace for the Segment Effort. In the Segment Effort performance chart, heart rate data will appear in the window when scrubbing (dragging the mouse along the graph) but will not appear as a line in the chart. 

    I can't see HR in the segment effort view as I scrub.

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  • Awful update. The visual details might be pretty slick but the *design* is demonstrably worse since usability has been thrown out the window: related items are no longer visually placed together (e.g. placing "segments" in the completely separate sidebar navigation block, putting "comments" in the boxed-off activity titlebar),  and crucial information has been made inaccessible -- where did elevation gain per lap go? And GAP for that matter? Please revert to the old usable design and take some time to try again.

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  • Hi, I'm missing quite some stuff since the new update.
    Several things were already mentioned but I would like to see some work done on the axes of the charts. Now the pace and heart rate just show as a line but it is annoying you can only know the exact number on a certain place when hovering over the graph. You should implement some horizontal guide lines. (HR 150, HR 160, etc...) I'm also missing the green pace comparison bars and moreheart rate info. I liked strava more then garmin connect but not so sure now

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