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 guess I'm not alone.  It seems like Strava is very Running, Cycling and Swimming specific. Or let's just say Triathlon specific. I was never really into strava.  I have a few garmin devices (edge 800 and gpsmap 64s) which I use for mountain biking, ski mountaineering and just about anything.  I'm no competitor. Like most of you, I just want to stay fit to be able to keep doing the things that I like the most which is going down nice enduro mtb trails or going down powder with skis. :D  

     For years, I've been using garmin's web platform for looking into my activities. I only got into Strava because I got curious. So I decided to upload some of my garmin activities into strava. Suddenly a friend of mine who I go mountain biking and freeride monutaineering with suddenly told me, "Oh! I saw your strava segment on this section. blah! blah!"

    I purchased a heart rate monintor. I starting tracking my training runs or cycling to work with the HR monintor. I actually loved it because I can see how I should keep my rate in certain zone so that I don't overfatigue myself in case if I have to go on a mountaineering expedition during the weekend.  This is when I started to use strava. Since I just bought a separate non-Garmin HR monitor and used it's proprietary app, I could only upload my tracks to strava.

    I started uploading all the activities that I recorded with my garmin devices.   That's where I came to this issue. Strava doesn't care much about other sports be it ski touring, downhill mountain biking, or just hiking. I decided to get a proper training multipurpose watch.  The Suunto Ambit3 peak was perfect for all of my needs. I love it so far! And in fact, movescount.com is extremely awesome! They take into account every activity possible. You can really get to see EVERYTHING that you ever did! BUT this is only true you've been a Suunto loyalist from the start. And there is no way to export your old garmin or which ever brand's activities to movescount.com. I was totally bummed!!   Which is why for now, I'm using strava to keep track of everything I do. But it's just not that flexible enough for all kinds of activities. I hope they do capitalize on this need because there is no other platform that can do this that can sort of unite activities from all those tracking devices brands.  

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  • Chiming in with my support for this request! Depending on the season my activities include plenty other than bike + run. Seeing those activities reflected in the training log would be reason enough for me to go back to being a premium member. Without the support for this I stopped my premium subscription and use other tools instead.

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  • I added a related request today:

    https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/requests/702519

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  • Me too,  Kayaking/hiking etc

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  • Totally agree with Adam's thoughtful comment above. I'm really struggling to understand why this thread is not populated by hundreds or thousands supporting a wider use for Strava; a large percentage of users must perform sports other than cycling and running, surely? I'm also struggling to understand why Strava hasn't preempted our complains by striving to encourage more premium users.

    1) It is a disincentive to use Strava when all activities are not included in the Training Log.

    2) It is a disincentive to use Strava when not all activities have HR zone breakdown.

    3) Strava should strive as rapidly as possible to be inclusive of all major activities, including but not limited to cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, skimo racing/training/ski running/ski touring, circuit training/HIIT/CrossFit etc.etc.etc. When the programming already provided a spectrum of data for cycling & running, I cannot believe that it is very difficult to expand this to a true Multisport platform.

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  • To get the time of the XT-activity integrated in the total cannot be that hard. Just add the "bubble" with the time. Right now I am thinking of go back to Suuntos Movescount since I get the overview there. My guess is that the once who are using Strava are pretty active people in general who does various types of training.

    Thanks

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  • As MANY others have stated, it is disappointing to pay for premium, then have most of my workouts disappear when looking at the training log bubbles! I wouldn't even mind if all other workouts were combined in one field. But it would be very nice if it at least included all the time I'm putting in with the app--through Garmin and direct tracking!

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  • Ditto - Split my time running, cycling and kayaking. Trying to balance training across all three and work out trends from my historical data would be a lot easier if I could see the other third of it in the log/calendar view. As with many of the other comments here, just the minutes of general other activities would be v useful!

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  • How is this still not a thing??

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  • Nothing new, and no word from Strava that they're going to fix this. As a consequence I've cancelled my subscription to Strava Premium. Not worth paying for when I don't get what I want from this service. Also, I get it for free from Garmin as I use Garmin devices to track my activities.

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  • Please add this so basic feature

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  • I never cycle, but would like to log climbing, snowboarding and  kayaking activity.
    Please Strava?

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  • I would love to have this feature added! I am certain this has already been mentioned, but coloured bubbles for all sport would be cool, having the ability to change the metric (time distance elevation) for the multisport log, and also a swim log. Really hope you add this soon!

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  • I know its hopeless to chip in one more voice on this, as Strava has for years seemed to be ignoring requests for better tracking of sports they have deemed "second class". But sometimes I get so frustrated about this.

    I inline skate, a lot. I don't run, I don't cycle, I skate. 500 miles last month, 3800 miles so far this year.

    My training log says I have done 0 this year. The stats block on the side of my profile says I have done 0 this year. You go to the one Strava club I am a member of and check the leader boards, and you will never see my name.

    I know other skaters who were frustrated enough by Strava's lack of decent support, that they ended up logging their workouts as cycling rides in order to get better stats. I will not do that because then my segment comparisons would be against cyclists who are going 5 or 10 miles an hours faster that I am. But I am unable to compare segments with my friends who have chosen to do this.

    There are things about Strava that are miles better than the competition, so I continue to use it. But somehow other apps do basic stuff like tracking "other" sports right while Strava trips at the finish line.

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  • I was about to look at my training stats comparing year over year summaries of my training and realized like all the rest of you that Strava does not have that, what? For the sake of argument I went back and looked at what Strava advertises on the first page of strava.com.

    "If you're active, Strava was made for you. Our mobile app and website enhance the experience of sport and connect millions of athletes from around the world. We're the social network for those who strive. Join us."

    It does not specifically says "if you are an active cyclist, runner or swimmer, Strava is made for you" Srava - please either change the service or the way you describe your service.

    "Make the most of your sport with Premium." Again, it does not say anywhere, at least not that I could find, that my sport has to be either running, cycling or swimming. I am a premium paying user. I can not make the most of my sport when it is not treated the same way as running, swimming or cycling.

    "Here's how Premium takes your experience to the next level.

    Get better
    The best performance analysis tools, including a few you won't find anywhere else."

    Please Strava, could you also add here "excluding many others that you could find on most other training logging sites for any other sport that is not running, cycling or swimming"

    "You don't have to run or ride to love our features. Strava works with many of your other favorite sports, like skiing, kiteboarding, crossfit, kayaking, inline skating, rock climbing, surfing, yoga and more. Give it a shot, you'll dig it."

    Dear Strava, can you please add to this text that it does not include the coolest features like searching for segments for your sport, adding them to the summary of how much you have trained etc since these, the most liked and wanted features are only for running and cycling?

    Apart from that, I really like the social aspect of your service, the heatmaps for running and cycling, the routplanner and much much more. If you only could expand your services to really include all sports, just as you promise on your website, I would love to keep being a paying customer to your service.

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  • +1 

    completely agree with all comments about necessity and ability to add other activities to the training log interface.

    Regarding design interface, it would just consist in selecting  activities to be displayed (to avoid long list) or have a colour for each activity ...

    Easy to fix and a way to take User's feedback into account ...

    Some posts are 2 years old ... Actually, such expectation looks like an utopia ... 

     

     

     

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  • I used to be able to check on my yearly walking averages. I only do cycling and walking, so the run and swimming averages for me are both: zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero.

    Why can't we choose our 3 exercise types, we're not all triathletes.

    It's been shown that walking is actually the number 1 activity for health. It's been shown that people who live the longest usually do regular walking.

    Walking should be the most important activity to see stats for in my opinion..

     

              

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  • For what it's worth, I still refuse to buy Strava Premium purely because of this limitation, three years later. It's ridiculous that Strava won't add at least minimal support for other sports in the Training Log.

    I'll see if I can hunt down a Strava PR person and point them to this thread.

    cheers... -Adam

     

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  • Ha! Well, at least we have new ways to give Kudos, since that was so important to us all. Strava is off course and will never fulfill this feature request.

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  • We are so many who has pointed out this feature as important for sooo long. Can anyone from Strava please answer? I was on premium (until +1 year ago) but will stay on "free trial" until this is solved...

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  • Totally agree, and have done the same, as the last commenter. I have no intention of going back to premium until 'full service' is made available to other activities! I really don't see why Strava are dragging their butts so much on this issue.

     

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  • Well said Scott Queen! Indeed very difficult to believe. A case of a businees 'knowing' what is best for it's customers, rather than listening to it's customers. I wonder how many have cancelled their premium membership because of this!

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  • I can't see why it's so difficult to be implemented. For me the lack of all activities in the training log is a no-go when it comes to premium subscription.

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  • Be sure to vote on the headline activity to increase the profile of this feature request.

     

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  • I would like to see rowing time / distance included

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  • Just returned to erg’ing.... I can’t believe it doesn’t show up. Very tempted to leave strava (and premium subscription) as a result. Poor show from strava for what should be a very easy fix. 

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  • Has this been implement yet? I feel like a lot of us are going to grab the nordic skis soon and not have a solid way to track in the log. Side buzz kill, sounds like nordic skiing won't have any impact on fitness/freshness graph... 

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  • +1

    Dear Strava...

    In winter when its raining and cold, rowing is a good alternative. Why, why can't I at least see the total

    time and distance rowed in my training log. Surely not a big ask, considering the amount of premium

    membership I've paid you over the years...Looks like there's a lot of people agree with me here and FYI

    a huge amount of the rowers I know would gladly join Strava but for this failing....

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  • It would be great to include time spent Nordic skiing, added to the weekly totals on the training log.  In the cycling off-season, we're now spending 3-5 hours on skate skis per week.

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  • Especially because Nordic skiing counts in my fitness/freshness graph and is harder than running...why isn't this included in my training hours or training calendar?

    I hate not being able to compare my summer training hours with winter because Strava doesn't include my xc skiing hours!

    Probably because they're based in the bay area, where there is no snow and no Nordic community. Hey Strava, you have lots of users in MN, WI, MI, AK, etc. Stop hating us.

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