Display data from all activity types in the Training Log

Currently, Strava's Training Log interface provides three views: Run, Ride, and Multi-sport. However, despite its name, the Multi-sport view does not include any activity type data other than that for running or cycling, apart from acknowledging that such an activity took place on a day with an XT tag. As a result, Strava is far less useful for those of us who participate in other activities, and many people are avoiding paying for Strava Premium because of this lapse (yes, we feel ignored).

At minimum, we would like the Training Log's Multi-sport view to include cumulative time spent on all supported activities, displaying them in different colored circles, as it does for running and cycling. That way those who snowshoe or cross-country ski in the winter, for instance, will at least be able to see how long they're exercising, as will those who are unable to run or bike, but can walk or kayak, for instance.

Better yet would be additional views parallel to Run and Ride for each activity type that Strava supports. Strava could easily display such a control for an activity on the fly based on that activity taking place at all, or show the control only if the activity took place a certain number of times, or within a certain time period. For me, for instance, I'd get a Snowshoe view and a Cross-Country Ski view, since those are sports I participate in regularly, but not a Kayak view, since I've never done that as an activity. In this scenario, the Multi-sport view should still calculate cumulative time across all activities.

If you're troubled by this discrimination against sports other than running and cycling within Strava, please leave a comment in this thread so the Strava folks realize how important it is.

 

Thanks in advance to Elle for passing this on, and to the developers for implementing it so we can all happily pay for Strava Premium.

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  • Bump - not sure why Strava wouldn't publish the detailed time of any activity on the training log. It's actually quite frustrating, as i'm using Strava to track & measure my fitness over time. I sort of NEED to know that I spent 1.5 hours on an ergometer in the middle of a week, and didn't take a rest day! 

    What the F Strava? How hard can it be to publish the times for any manually entered activity? 

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  • I run, ride and hike.  During the summer months in particular I either mix all three or focus on one or two depending on what events I have coming up.  I hate, hate, hate having the Strava training log show my hiking days as 'rest' so I manually enter my hikes as trail runs and record that it was in fact a hike in the description.  To the Strava developers:  you have a good program but if you continue to limit its use in this way you will lose clients to programs like 'MapMy...Whatever'; but maybe that's what you want?

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  • Adding to this idea, I just would like a place to log how much time I did some kind of non-motion activity (like lifting weights).  I'm a fairly new user (not Premium, yet) so maybe not aware how to do this.  This way I can look back and not see a day devoid of activity when in reality I was pumping iron.  I don't do yoga or dedicated stretching but same idea for them.  Horticulture probably wouldn't count but it's up the user.

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  • It would be much appreciated if someone from Strava responds to this request. At least give us a confirmation if this feature figures in your future plans or not.

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  • I would also like to see this implemented. Even though I'm a triathlete and my main activity types are exactly those which Strava supports (Cycling, Running, Swimming), I also incorporate weight training in the gym as part of my training plan. And I don't think I'm the only triathlete doing this. So please, expand the support. As a first step, just include all activities in the weekly & monthly totals. That would go already a long way.

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  • I'd like to see hikes in the training log. Also I think elevation gain from hiking activities should be added to the total weekly elevation gain.

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  • I just signed up for a premium trial only to find out what all of you have.  I do lots of different sports year round and not having Strava track that time in my training log is troubling enough to take a pass on the paid functionality.  Please fix this simple request.

    Strava you must include Cross country skiing!

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  • Just adding my vote to what is obviously becoming a consensus: it would be incredibly helpful to see total mileage for all activities. Disappointing to log significant mileage snowshoeing and hiking only for it not to be considered mileage in totals. 

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  • I add my voice to all the comments here. Please add xc skiing to the activities on the calendar! This is the bulk of my winter training and it would help to have the training included.

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  • When contacting Strava Support, they gave this comment about this thread: 

    "I am definitely aware of the thread you mention and I review it regularly. The team at Strava is also aware, and it is on our list of goals for 2017 to be more inclusive of all activity types like in the Training Log for example. 

    We don't have any specific timeframes or plans, but know that this is on our list and that we have reviewed the request."

    I encourage you all to vote on the main topic in this thread as well as all comments - this functionality needs to be implemented! 

     
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  • The training log works great for during the fair-weather months, as I primarily log trail runs and mountain bike rides. These activities are what I consider for myself as cross-training for my winter pursuits.

    The winter is an entirely different story though. I continue to run at a lower volume, drop biking altogether and log most of my hours either Nordic or backcountry skiing / skimo racing. Neither the elapsed hours spent in these activities nor the elevation gain is reflected in the log. Both of these metrics are very important to a ski mountaineer. 

    At the very least, the Multisport mode must reflect these metrics. There are a lot of users in the Strava community that would agree. As a software architect myself, I understand the challenges of aggregating different data types sometimes, but this seems on the surface that it would be a pretty straightforward use case.

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  • I just ended my Premium membership until this is solved. Should be easy.

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  • I want to be clear about my previous post, and presumably all the posts on this thread.

    Strava is a fantastic tool. Very handy and efficient. I like it and want it to be a central location for my training data. But until Strava tracks all data regardless of sport or activity, it cannot serve that purpose.

    This is the motivation behind the request. 

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  • so one more time.....PLEASE FIX this NOW--should not be very complicated....!!

     

    thx

     

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  • As a previous developer would not take much effort to code in the other activities as XT and just show that total time in each day.  I think what I am going to do is for weight training just call it a run but make sure in the description, detail my workout with my gains.

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  • I joined Veloviewer but it doesn't show up there either... until you change the activity back to ride.....  I guess Xcross country Skiing is a pariah !?!

    C'mon Strava make X cross country skiing count as an activity !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Lots of people seem to be frustrated with the lack of display of detailed data when doing other activities than running or cycling. I'd like to add my voice to that choir, after all the data is there! It's even displayed until you change activity from, say running, to nordic skiing. So it's not a question of adding features for adding data, it's a question of not concealing data that is actually there! Just let us recategorize the activity and leave the data displayed! Until then I will follow the lead of others in this thread and leave my XT activities as running (most often I use my Garmin Forerunner when doing other activities than cycling or running), and add gear (like classic ski, skate ski) to identify the activity as other than running. I'm not to bothered about unrealistic PRs, CRs and KOMs as I rarely/never run the same course as I e.g ski. As for messing up Strava's segments - be that on Strava's head until they acknowledge and submit to the request.

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  • Dear dev team,

     

    please add this feature. Or actually, it is not a about adding a new feature it is a bug-fix. High severity.

    It is about fixing the Multi-sport feature, it doesn't work. It never did. Today it is just a run&ride-feature.

    Any serious athlete spend hours in various types of training, it is the only way to achieve results. And to monitor total work-load and the mix of the different types of training, linking this to results, is key.

    Pleeeeaaase...

     

    Don't let us down, don't let us go somewhere else.

     

    j.

     

     

     

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  • Another XC skier here. I use the training log to figure out my weekly/monthly/yearly training volume, since I run, bike, ski, and hike, and have to do it manually. I hate having to use different devices and multiple training platform sites. I previously paid for premium thinking I would get more features, but the power analysis on poweragent (free) is better than strava so I'm not premium anymore. 

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  • I really want backcountry skiing and snowshoeing to register on my training log.  I don't want to have to call backcountry ski days "running" just so that they show up on my training log - that's crazy!  If a training log can't display all of the training that someone does, then Strava as a whole is a much less useful tool than it could/should be.

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  • Could I just add my voice to this? If I am ski touring and climbing more than 1000 meters in a day, I dang well want that climbing to be added to my training log display. Just saying...

     

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  • Alright. I'm canceling strava premium and going to give more money to trainingpeaks instead. 

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  • +1

    Its not that hard to implement.

    Your ads do not specify that you ignore non running/cycling sessions in various places.

    You loose ground in comparison to Garmin connect. Even most of your software being way better....

    I canceled my premium subscription because of this. And I won't get a new one until this is fixed.

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  • I'm currently on a free premium trial of Strava and have just noticed how unless I run/cycle, any other activity scores a lowly XT with no time allocated in my weekly training log... Boo!!! I can't believe no one from Strava has acknowledged this discussion and the need to implement change based on the feedback of so many users wanting what seems like a simple feature to provide.

    WON'T go beyond my free trial and pay. WILL checkout Training Peaks!!

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  • It's ridiculous that this feature request has been ignored for so long. What annoys me the most about Strava is that it has great potential that could be realised with just a few small tweaks like this yet they continue to ignore paying customers. 

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  • I used to use the Training Log a lot because I used to be a runner. I say used to be because I had a total hip replacement in October and funnily enough, it's not that easy to run straight away after that operation! It's been baby-steps back to fitness and there's been a number of setbacks but I am trying to walk as much as I can to build up back to hopefully running as much as I used to. I was kinda shocked to see that all my walks don't appear on the Training Log and it seems somewhat silly that they are omitted - it also renders the Training Log pointless until I'm able to run again (which maybe never but doesn't mean I'm doing nothing?!?)

    So please, Strava, implement the fix to show all activities as an option as opposed to just cycling/running you have today. I'd love to run but I can't and that's not even really my fault at the moment! As good as Strava is at driving me on to become fitter, it's doing itself a disservice by excluding all other activities on what is potentially its most useful page.

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  • Thanks for raising these points Adam. There is a flip side to every angle, but what's clear is the request being made here! 

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  • ok so it looks like we dont have much hope here of getting Strava  making any comment or implementing any customer requests..

    I linked my garmin connect data to strava because Strava is better at displaying stats and keeping in touch with friends acrivities..

    So the question is , where shall we all go with our data ? Are there any better applications?

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  • Since strava isn't ever going to fix this, here's a crappy workaround I've been using: I input all my activities as rides (what I do most), then use the gear section to differentiate among activity types. So, I've got "bikes" that are road ride, mtb, fatbike, xc ski, even hiking and walking. I get my total hours in the training log and if I want to see my mileage broken down I can check the gear section in my profile.

    Ugly and cumbersome (and not sortable, as far as I can tell), but better than the status quo.
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  • Thanks Josh. Similarly, another option that I have chosen is to just leave my XC skiing as runs, then creating two different shoe choices for Classic and Skating. This has pro's and con's. Pro- I get my mileage displayed in the training log, calendar, and cumulative for the year. That makes me happy. Con- I set unrealistic and unattainable PR's, CR's, and KOM's for running segments. Actually, this is more of a Con for Strava and it's customers, and it would behoove them to make the change that we have all requested for this exact reason. I'm very sorry Strava for messing up your segments, but I earned those miles, so I want them displayed.

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