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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  • I like the full screen view though. Especially if the chart would be easier to read as suggested above

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  • Just had a look at http://app.strava.com/activities/45157178 in Safari with web inspector on - the js activity manifest took 31.05 seconds to load - http://d26ifou2tyrp3u.cloudfront.net/assets/strava/labs/activity_manifest-0303178579e90b51a6c4928cc15174c1.js - Doesn't look like it took much time to download it was Safari processing it that took the time (I think).

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  • I like that the map in the activity view is vertically expandable, though it is not obvious that you can do that.  It would be good to have that on all Strava map views where possible.  But the default "wide and low" shape seems strange.

    I have to switch on heart rate every time I visit that page.  It would be helpful to remember the setting.

    It's a pity the segments are not highlighted in the activity graph and are only listed when you click on the left.  Then you get a tiny map that is not expandable.  After clicking a segment (using Firefox browser) there is no option to show a heart rate graph.  There is something buggy about the heart rate that Elle says should be shown in the data beside the mouse when "scrubbing".  In fact it is only visible if you switched on heart rate in the main activity view.

    A bug on those graphs when "scrubbing" in Firefox.  When I move the mouse to the right, it leaves vertical black lines all over the graph until I move the mouse away from the graph.

    If important features are moved to premium version, maybe you should consider a lower price or two levels of premium membership.  Most people are not premium users, partly because it's really quite an expensive annual charge for use of a website.  If fifteen dollars per year got you quite a few features you might get more sales.

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  • Please, please bring LAPS back! Not averse to paying to a useful product, but month (or so) is a longtime to wait for a replacement. 

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  • nice to see all the "positive" comments on your "upgrade" ... :-)

     

    can't wait to see how fellow cyclists will react when you "upgrade" the cycling section ... at least you had the presence of mind to test this on runners first ....

     

    Seriously, you should just roll back to the previous version of strava run, and forget about "upgrading" strava bike ... we all make mistakes ... nytimes.com, FB, instagram all got too "impatient" at some point and had to adjust, it's ok ... or you can become more of a niche product and that is ok too, we're all free to go wherever we want :-)

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  • Elle -  RE: pace analysis - so i can't move the analysed part of the run for zoom 1x (NB zoom 1x does _not_ seem to be the entire run, which would be my preferred choice)

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  • hi there --- possible to get the labels (e.g. "Tough", "Extreme") back for the Suffer Scores? it's what kept me motivated to go all out on some workouts! thanks :)

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  • It's everything but obviously not an upgrade. Having new functions for the Premium members is a good idea to keep people having interests in Premium. But it's ridiculous that the "lap function", the simplest thing on a timing watch, become Premium.

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  • Not sure if I like the new run setup.  Its harder to look at and get info from the data.  Old version was easy and user friendly which I feel was a big appeal for most strava users.  Its getting alittle complicated the way the data is presented with too many links to clicks (ie geting to segments).  The interface before worked well and sometimes its better not to tinker too much with a good thing.

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  • Here is rising ultra star Sage Canaday's run in today's Lake Sonoma 50 miler.  The performance in loading the graphs and segments is SO BAD that even my high performance computer struggles to load it all: http://app.strava.com/activities/48673045

    In fact its basically unusable. I could not get an overview of Sage's efforts on all those segments in one view, but I had to click on each segment. I gave up after three segments because it was so slow. This is awful.

    Strava this upgrade is going to be a platform killer unless you roll it back.  If you push this on cyclists, your company is going down the tubes with it! sadly :'(

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  • Not sure about the look at all - but maybe that is just "change" and we'll get used to it. However I do have a problem if the data that is presented is incorrect.  On the new Pace Analysis page my average pace per km for today's run is plotted - this is good. BUT on the bar chart version my last km is shown as being the fastest (correct) whilst on the line graph version it is shown as the slowest (wrong) - how can this be? Two different interpretations of the same data.

    Other things that bug me at first look - the zoom function on the pace analysis chart seems to always jump to the section centred around the mid-point of a run, with no way to scroll to before or after this part, so basically why did you bother making this function?

    Also, having to turn on the little switches  for heartrate and cadence each time you go to look at a run - can't these be a preference? And what's with the scale? I live in a very flat place and don't need a 200m vertical scale. Actually I don't really care about elevation at all but that's the unchangeable vertical axis measurement that I get.

    I'd rather be able to change the vertical axis or at least have some visual clues on the values for things like pace when glancing at the chart without having to scrub along and try to interpret the detailed numbers which continuously change way too fast to be easily meaningful. 

    Lastly, something that I really wanted in the old UI, and which has not been added in this version - the ability to go straight to "next run" or "previous run" from any particular run page.  A simple pair of back and forward arrows somewhere would save a lot of clicking.

    Hopefully this is a 'work in progress' and not a definitive new interface...

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  • I agree with so many of the issues here... the new run page is just not an improvement.  I see no new functionality, and a lot of functionality made less easy to read or removed altogether.  Glad to hear about the switch to "hike" as a segment type - I will likely do that for now.  If premium had a scalable y axis, the old CR system, and the old layout... THAT I would pay for.

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  • What'cha thinking NOW Elle. Not looking too popular amongst runners, perhaps cyclists may be more tolerant but somehow I doubt it ; )

    I really don't understand why you would change an interface that was so good (and it seems popular) so radically only to make it LESS usable. Imagine Photoshop doing that.

    As said above it's also incredibly SLOW to load and does freeze on Macs.

    I've never seen such a backward step in a user interface. I HATE IT PASSIONATELY! 

    PLEASE GO BACK TO THE OLD VERSION.

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  • how do you see the heart rate graph in a segment ?  you only have the option to click on the graph top right which gives you an instantaneous reading....

    please reinstate the old version until you've sorted the issues out.

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  • This totally unusable on Chrome 26 on Windows as well. The bottom right panel freezes the entire screen whilst loading. Drilling down on a single segment freezes the whole page. I used to jump around to check leaderboards for many segments per run/ride and now I can't. Please sort it out and in the meantime - don't change the mobile app. Or just move back to multiple pages for information rather than trying to put everything on one page.

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  • I guess it takes some time to get used to the new UI, but what has frustrated me is that on Safari / Chrome it seems to get stuck and I have to cancel out of the page and start again. I was going to comment on the missing Intensity, but I read that this will be re-introduced and more accurate, which is a good thing.

    1. Full page Google map (or better the topo openstreet map / cycle map) should be reintroduced.

    2. The GAP needs to be reintroduced

    3. It would be nice if you didnt have to open up a separate view for comments

    I suspect there is some serious de-bugging to do.

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  • Agree with James Stewart and others about performance. Don't you dare roll this out to cycling (where I load on average 10 rides a week and want fast processing and analysis). I did a 50M run yesterday and I can't even get the map to load in less than 4 minutes, clicking on anything causes my browser to crash. When will this be fixed please? Quickly please otherwise I want my premium membership fee.

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  • Not the best "upgrade" so far, not even sure an upgrade was required... It's like an upgrade back to Garmin connect.

    Hopefully the features already discussed in this forum will come back soon or just roll back the interface till you fix them.

    I used Strava for the features below:

    • Segment Comparison vs myself or others
    • Best Efforts (It works more than fine, why not putting it back till you release a more accurate version)
    • It would be good to have a central page to see and compare all Best Efforts, not just the few we had before
    • Also at the moment it's missing the unpopular/hidden segments 
    Garmin Connect does the below and that's a must have:
    • Estimated Calories and Total Elevation Gain for the Run (already back)

    • Viewing the Performance Chart with 'time' as the x-axis
    • Lap data from a Garmin device.

    And also the interface is slooow.
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  • The new interface looks nice I guess but I couldn't really get a chance to use it - my first upload was a 50 mile run and the page chokes so badly that it's unusable. http://app.strava.com/activities/48668285

    I get spinning pinwheels for 15-20 seconds, then a "Script is Unresponsive" message, then pinwheels, then unresponsive script, etc. etc.
    Running Firefox 20.0 on OSX 10.6.8.

    I thought this might just be an issue with my activity, but it never used to be this bad with long runs (>30 miles) and it sounds like a lot of other people are having similar complaints so I'll add mine to the mix.

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  • @Jack Anderson:

    You shouldn't have posted that Activity ;)

    I tried to open it, but it took 10 minutes (!) to show up, although it takes 80% of the CPU and >120MB of memory...

    Then I tried to enable HR data and it took another 12 minutes (!), still using 80% of the CPU and now >160 MB of memory.

    Using Win7, 64-bit, with Google Chrome v. 26.0.1410.64 m.

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  • Hello All,

    Thank you, we do appreciate the feedback. Regarding the page loading performance problems for the new run activity pages, we're working on this and expect to release some improvements in the next few days. Sorry for the trouble. 

    Regards,

    Travis

    Strava Support Team

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  • Just FYI - if you log out you can see data in the old format.

    I don't completely freeze but it takes a while for the page to catchup. I'm using Chrome, Win7, Core I7 3610QM, 16GB of RAM and GeFoce GTX 675M w/ 4GB of available memory so I'm pretty sure it's not my hardware...

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  • Did a segment interval session this PM. It is now tortuous to see how I did.

    The overview has no time axis so I can't see how long I was resting for.

    Getting to the segment leaderboard seems to take a load of clicks

    Can't see my HR in each segment - only point values as I scrub.

    Marking the activity as a workout has no obvious effect - or this another "coming soon" feature?

    I actually got 6 CRs on this session so not sure how 4 of them are selected as "Top" ?

    "Pace analysis" would be OK for a steady state run but not much use for intervals and there is no heart rate overlay

    Really hard to understand why you are trying to achieve here except p*** off loyal customers and make them look elsewhere? As it is I am off to Garmin Training Center for another look at my data!

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  • PS how do we now delete one's own comments on one's own runs? Sometimes I spot the odd typo in my comments and, as there is no edit facility just repost and delete the other one. The delete option seems to have gone.

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  • It seems pretty obvious what has happened here. Strava has decided to use crowd sourcing to test changes to the interface, by using a small subset of users (runners) and not inflicting the change on the full user base (predominately made up of cyclists) until they have gathered feedback. That's fine, but it is important we all provide clear feedback on how we feel about the change.

    I personally miss the ability to see statistics about achievements within a run, such as 400m, 800m, km, mile, 2 miles, 5k, 10k etc.

    I also miss the GAP pace being available with the split times, as I found this quite interesting when looking at the way I manage hills during running.

    Performance seems to be terrible in a browser, and almost unusable on my Kindle Fire HD.

    The uploader no longer recognises my Garmin (support ticket raised).

    I haven't used the new interface enough to comment more at this point.

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  • Just thought, I also liked to see the elevation change on my mile splits (along with the GAP pace).

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  • I have not gone through and read all the comments, but my initial impression on the new RUN activity page is that I don't like it.  I think it will grow on me but there is one thing that I really am missing, and maybe it's just that I haven't figured it out yet.  

    Before (and like on bike activities) it was very easy to zoom in on a part of a run, by dragging on the graph.  then you got a zoomed in graph and map of only that part.  Then you could easily create a segment, or just study that particular part of the run.  

    I will try and figure out how to do this...  Thanks for all the work you do on the site.  

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  • From my dashboard on a ride I can access the leaderboard of a segment in 2 clicks - on the new run page it takes 4 clicks to get to see a leaderboard. Why?

    Leaderboards are Strava's USP and for sure the main reason Strava stole a lead on the field, hiding them deep inside an activity makes no sense, unless it is a deliberate step to move away from the 'competitive' nature of the site. 

    If that happens, I'm pretty sure an alternative leaderboard centric site will appear and users will vote with their feet.

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  • Ran a marathon yesterday, tried to use the new run page to look at my numbers, race analysis page useful visual but really wanted to see HR for each mile - over to Garmin Connect - nice fast loading page, clean, all the data just there in a simple lightweight grid.  

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  • To correct the altitude change activity type to walk, correct and change back.

    The graph is really buggy and the GAP is complete rubbish. both my last 2 runs have been flat yet the actual pace and GAP are miles apart. The graph also measure HR in metres on the axis, pretty useless.

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