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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  • The fundamental features that strava is lacking are really quite astounding. The other big one I found recently is the lack of proper gear management. I can't add pre-existing mileage on shoes when I add them and I can't even set a default of no shoes for new activities once I've added shoes. I was forced to create a dummy place holder pair of shoes. There's been people wanting improvement on that since 2012 so I wouldn't hold my breath for this ever getting changed.

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  • on the desktop/browser version  i see HR on my nordic skiing activities. on mobile android i also see HR.  it may be a summit/premium thing though.   training peaks is great software for actually analyzing your data.  Sport Tracks is also wonderful software, i prefer their desktop version over the mobile version,  mostly because it is very customizable.   basically every complaint about strava on these webboards  is something you can customize to your liking with the sport tracks desktop program.  strava could take a hint.....

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  • Josh Flanagan, thank you very much for that info. I was first wondering if not seeing HR in Nordic ski was something to do with my settings, but couldn't find any info. or see any settings to change this - not going to spend 2hrs looking, rather spend 2hr skiing. I certainly will look into the Sport Tracks software. Again, many thanks.

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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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  • Another example of Strava's many epic fails at serving their customers. Sad. 

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  • I'm also back to baby steps, from cycling to walks and some very light jogging, through a brain surgery and cancer treatment... I hope to hop back on my bike in a few more months, but for now I'm just kind of enjoying these walks. I was quite surprised that they don't appear in any statistics and I just discovered their neither appear in the training log, but these are my training activities for getting myself ready for cycling! Please, let me decide what is are the activities i'm interesting to see in these logs and whatever, You can process and do something with most of any physical activities, so why remove or exclude them from a hand picked list of statistics? Seems more work than including everything, or even allowing a selection of activity types in the profile to include in one's stats. Please!

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  • I am in the process of moving from Fitbit hardware to an Apple watch, and looking at apps that will replicate (and hopefully be better than) my several years of Fitbit data. I thought I had found it in Strava. But clearly a company that ignores the requests of its clientele for many years isn't for me, as my main physical activities are badminton and hiking several times a week. I find the sophistication of Strava in some areas (such as being able to trim walks/hikes if one drives off and forgets to stop the app) and frankly abysmal inability in others most surprising.

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  • I didn't read all of the responses here, but your multi sport view of the training log is beyond lacking.  there are many other sporting activities that give you as much of a workout as cycling, running or swimming.   Please stop ignoring the requests from your SUMMIT customers.

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  • +1

    This is super basic.

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  • I do a lot of hiking in the weekends, and it's frustrating not to see any of this in the training log. I would be perfectly happy if hiking and walking would be displayed together, but just having them as "XT" without totals is a bit frustrating.

    I understand that run/swim/bike appeals to the triathletes, but my guess is that more Strava users combine running (or cycling) with hiking than with swimming. Just making them available in the training log cannot be such a big change?

    Thanks!

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  • 1622 Days since the original request for functionality across more activities was made. Has anyone seen any indication of something approaching an official response?!

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