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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  • I'd like to add my support to this forum - I'm a runner and a cyclist in the summer, but having just moved to a region where cross-country season is the primary sport in winter, I've taken to that for my winter training. Really disappointed to see that all the ski kilometres don't 'count' as far as Strava is concerned - I was looking into going premium to see if it would access this functionality when I came across this thread, but it would appear that Premium doesn't offer that either. Surely it can't be too hard to integrate other (distance-based, aerobic sports) such as cross country skiing, rowing etc into the 'multi-sport' view in the training log?

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  • I'm pretty frustrated with this also. I do a lot of snowshoeing in the winter, sort of hard to run on my usual trails when there is 4 feet of snow on them. I'd like to be able to see my snowshoes on my training log. The only way to do that is to change the activity type to "run", but then it says my moving time is almost nonexistent because you can't snowshoe up a mountain as fast as you can run on pavement.

    Couldn't there at least be a category called "other" that at least shows up in the training log? People do lots of things besides bike, run and swim.

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  • I second everyone's opinions in this thread.... and I would also very much like this feature to be added.

    I do cross country skiing in winter and lots of hiking (up to 12hr activities with 1000s meters of elevation gain) and I can't see how they do not show up in the activity log (except an almost invisible "XT" legend). In my case, most of my training (running) goes towards those activities (skiing, hiking) which are those I like. Seeing an empty day, no bubble in the calendar, makes it look like a rest day!

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  • With 45 votes supporting this feature, compared to over 500-1000 votes on other features I don't see any attention from Strava for this any time soon.

    https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/200537377-New-Feature-Ideas?sort_by=votes

    It looks like there is not that much demand for this feature, although I'd love to see it happen.

    So first we need everybody to vote for this to show the demand:

    Click the ^ Up Arrow next to the original post by Adam Engst.

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  • Come on folks, vote for this feature! It's about time Strava get their hand out of their a...s and start implementing this feature! Otherwise, call it a bicycling and running solution and that is it! Fair enought, but when starting to support other activity types, the Training Log should reflect them all - or at least let it be up to the user to set some sort of an activity filter.

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  • Running i Sweden during winter is in many cases equal to cross country skiing...

    Therefore we need this in the training log. Now.

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  • I'm all over this like a rash! I regularly hike/ mountain bike and do no record the activities so as not to impact my running Cycling stats. I'm a premium member.

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  • How do you vote?

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  • go to the top post and select the up arrow on the right hand side.  If you select it twice it removes the vote you just added. (it toggles on and off) 

    We probably need to get to about 1000 Votes to get it towards the top of the list.

     

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  • Most athletes do some amount of cross-training and seasonal variation. Alternative activities are planned and tracked in the same logs. Weight lifting is part of a training plan for runners. Cross-country skiing is preparation for cycling.

    Consider a club where athletes want to track total minutes for all activities for a month. Strava only supports this if members falsify all activity as the same sport.

    If Strava doesn't support this, the tool is limited in purpose and scope. It's hard to imagine a technical difficulty. Maybe there's a strategic business reason for remaining inflexible.

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  • Using Strava to log training is totally useless if different kind of activities doesn't count into the total. It cannot be hard to add that function. Right now I am using two systems and to pay for Strava is just not worth it for the moment.

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  • Spent 42 hours Alpine Skiing last week - by Strava 'Log' looks like I was on the couch eating Cheetos.  The algorithm could start with 'minutes' and they could improve it from there but to simply have Zero minutes workout on 42 hrs of workouts is stupid.  Come on Strava, an imperfect plan today is better than a perfect plan in 'I dont know when...' 

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  • I've a had a premium account with Strava for a while but it's time to move on.  It's really bad that XC skiing isn't supported.  It's pretty close to running so you;d think that Strava folks would've figured out that it would be important to many of it's subscribers to support XC skiing.  Nope.

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  • Nothing new that hasn't already been said. Excited about the stats and analytics and other features with Strava trying it out with my recent running activities. Upgraded to Premium and migrated every activity since 2011 from RK to Strava just to realize that my cross country activities is regarded as REST? Come on. What's the problem here? Solve this or I'll head right back to RK. The season for cross country skiing starts in late october and has not yet ended here in the most northern parts of Sweden. Surely disappointing that this excellent tracker, despite other fantastic features, doesn't have this support that RK implemented almost from the start. 

    In short: Just wanted to bump this important topic.

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  • At the very least, please include hikes in the weekly mileage, gain, and time. I've been having to log all hikes as runs but it'd be nice to be able to differentiate the two...

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  • +1

     

    discussion since 2015. seriously.

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  • +1 on this, it's a farce. I second using Trainingpeaks, there's a weekly summary view that gives you all you need.

    Come on Strava - you complain you are a small company trying to keep up but that should be your advantage, small companies should be agile and should strive to keep their customers happy - if you can't keep up hire more people, that's a problem you need to fix, it shouldn't mean your customers have to suffer because of it.

     

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  • They have added a feature which tells you how far/long you've gone this month, but that is entirely unhelpful and only serves to clutter up the screen, especially on mobiles.

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  • I've taken up inline skating as an alternate to being on the road bike and it's frustrating to look at my week and only have one biking activity when I also had 25 miles of skating. Please consider this addition to the activity log.

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  • This feature is essential. When you say our forums are just one component of our decision-making process, I hear 'our users are only a small component of what we care about....' Diversity in activities is important no matter what sport you focus on, no?

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  • Karina, you are correct. Strava focuses on user acquisition and won't be concerned with user retention until the statistics are worrisome... and that won't happen until there's a convenient alternative. It's a matter of time. Meanwhile small numbers drop our Premium memberships and guard data in our local datastores (in my case, a spreadsheet). 

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  • Jess, I can't say I do understand. It could be the case, but it's hard for me to believe that more people want a new way to give kudos than want an implementation of this feature.

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  • I really agree. I also do differnet sports like kayaking but can not view different activities separately. I think it s not a big issue to to collect data separately by different sport activities. 

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  • My main sort is ice-speed skating and inline- skating; fo me cycling is XT; it is apity that Strava treats this the other way around

    ( I msde this comment allready a year ago, like many other Strava users, however Strava unfortunately did not made any add activity additions)

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  • Same thing for rowing. How diffucult is it to add these features for any sport you can select in the list of an activity if you already have it for cycling, running and swimming?
    Strava is becoming big. If they would like more (payed!!) users they should listen. I suppose an easy win!? Or is it more complicated then we think?! Please explain Strava!!

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  • how is this not a thing?? and here i was going to buy premium...

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  • Strava developers:

    Please review the definition of "multi" and explain why rowing is not one of the "multi-sports?"

    Thanks,

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  • Exactly. Since other activities like hiking, snowboarding, etc can be tracked it would make sense for them to actually show up as activities in the log as well.

    Strava has the nicest interface and social features.

    Yes I run and cycle. I also cross train.

    A simple fix to display these other activities in the log as well would solve it.

    As on where to keep your data:
    An open source app called Tapiriik syncs activity data across many platforms, including Garmin, Runkeeper and Dropbox. I'm using it now because it reassures me I control my own data and can easily move to other platforms when they get it 'right'.

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  • i will pull my premium membership if this isnt resolved soon , i am also a walker i record my walk but why is there no log of it.

     

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  • Incredible!

    It seems that it would be so easy for Strava to actually show a summary of every activity, regardless of its type...

    I too am quite frustrated that my hikes do not show up in my training log.

     

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