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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  • So it was cool before, then became useless, and now is totally crappy. Thanks for messing up the elevation gain correction (the best one around BEFORE) and now screwing up the calculation of the calories burned (it used to work well before), now is even overriding the calories that were calculated by garmin gps. Are you trying to kill your product?

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  • Nothing but crickets chirping here as the year is almost over and the most egregious errors in the new run page *still* aren't addressed.  Is it really so difficult to institute a zoom feature to the graph?  It worked before the 'update'.   Is it still not blindingly obvious that an inverted pace graph sucks?(Please think, just for one second--how do you display a stopped runner with speed inverted?  Now do you see why this change was dumb?)  Still not able to toggle between distance and time on the x axis.  These aren't improvements to make to the site. They were things that once worked that you've regressively f'd up.

    Strava CS, you've been silent. You told us to 'hang in there'.  We did.  You're now just a bunch of liars.

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  • Come on Strava CS, stand true to your values and actually communicate with your customers!

    Your new cycling pages look fantastic and the graph functionality is perfect. Why is it so hard to roll out this same format to our run pages? You told us to hang in there, we've been loyal and stuck around, now its time to give something back to us.

    You're lucky you've got any runners on here at all given the way you've treated us.

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  • Ugh this roll out was a disaster.  I still hate the running page - trying to get useful run feedback from Strava is such a chore.  Segments are useless and the graphs are useless to me for the reasons mentioned multiple times in this thread.

    I uploaded a run where I wandered around and got lost today.  I ended up stopping partway through what turned out to be a segment.  I'd like to know how long of that "attempt" was resting/paused time where I looked at a map.  Previously I could see elapsed/resting time for a segment to figure it out.  If that info is available now, I can't find it.  The formerly nice charts where I could toggle the data shown or make the x-axis time or distance based is gone.  Individual efforts go back to that terrible "mini" view on the run page which has no controls or way to compare efforts.  Whee.

    This site had so much going for it before the redesign flub and radio silence from customer support.  I will be ramping up marathon training again soon and hoped I could continue using Strava since my ride data is already here too, but uploading it is just routine at his point.  Hopefully the new ride page is better.  I am keeping it on classic there since the comparison seemed to be gone from segments there too.

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  • looks lik ethe "embed on blog" code doesn't work anymore with the new version (i use blogger)

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  • Why can`t i share to facebook????

    I click and does nothing...

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  • Adding Kudos, from iPhone app is a bit Clunky! Need to provide option to roll back elevation correction, current work around is to delete activity, reload it and lose kudos and comments! :(
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  • Also, can't edit ride in iPhone app to select different bike!
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  • Is there any chance someone from Strava might chime in to give some sort of status? Is the run page going to be worked on at all? Any plan of addressing any of the issues brought up in here? Perhaps a few fixes for its upcoming 1 year birthday?
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  • Is there a chance? There's always a chance.  It's dreadfully unlikely. It seems that Strava has tuned out criticism with a big middle finger to its users. 

    I do wonder if the investors know how poorly this has been handled. It's not the sort of move that makes one feel like spending any money for a service that's been screwed up and supported by ignoring the criticism.

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  • If it hasn't been done already, I think this "feature roll out" by Strava would made a compelling case study presentation at Y Combinator on how previously stellar trajectory start-ups reached a tipping point and started heading to MySpace territory. It would probably be titled something like: "Pissing off your customers: How Strava lost their lead by arrogance". 

    It was a cyclist that raved to me (a runner) about Strava. I joined, I paid premium prices for Premium membership just in time to witness an epic failure. I guess if they can piss off their customers who pay them good money and continue to do the VC money 'burn'  then they must be going for a buy-out. Cynical, Strava, very cynical approach. 

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  • The pace graph is still really awful.  It's basically just a wiggly line with very little meaning.  It would be great if Strava could consider re-introducing a speed graph, with the Y-axis labelled as pace, like it was before and as it is displayed on other websites.  That way there is a definite "zero" point for when you have stopped.  Also "up" would mean "faster" just like on all the other graphs we have seen through our lives.

    On my runs, which are recorded using a Forerunner 110 watch (usually in the 5 km to 5 mile range) Strava always shows a moving time around 30 seconds to 2 minutes less than the elapsed time.  But I never stop on my runs.  There was one run where I stopped to take a stone out of a shoe in fact but usually it's just 2 seconds to open a gate or jump over a stile.  There are no traffic lights here and I don't stop to admire the view.

    But because the wiggly line of the pace graph is so bad, and there is no option to have "time" on the X-axis, there is no way to see from the graph where it is that Strava thinks I did stop.

    Customer support are often able to reprocess my runs in a way that removes a lot of the imaginary stationary time.  But it is a bit annoying to make a new customer support request each time I return from a run.

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  • Will we be able to hide run segments soon??

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  • Seems pointless to ask questions on this thread... Strava have abandoned this thread to answer questions on their products future.  Other problems do seem to get feedback though.  Shame for them, though, I'm no longer paying them subscription fees.

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  • Elle, back in April 2012 you mentioned "Performance chart zoom to select a portion of your run is coming soon. See above".

     

    I was wondering if there has been any update in regards to when this might happen? It works for 'ride' activities, why can't it work for 'run' activities?

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  • As best as I can tell, there will be no response by Strava on this thread.  It's dead to them.  Obviously, the promises that were made were not kept, and the statement that runners are not second class citizens on Strava seems more and more ingenuous as time passes.

    To summarize a top three lame 'features':

    1. Zoom feature, something that worked before the upgrade, still doesn't work. 
    2. Showing the graph as a function of time, rather than distance once worked.  Now it doesn't.
    3. The most inane decision was inverting speed such that faster showed up lower on the graph. THis is not the case on ANY other site or with cycling.  It's not even the same with the android app on a run segment.  And it's totally idiotic.  Yes, 7 is bigger than 6, but a 7 minute mile should not be higher on a graph than a 6 minute mile.  The logic of this is clear if you think about what happens when you stop.  A floor of zero speed is clear to display. With an inverted graph, it becomes undefined and will destroy the scale of the graph. PLEASE FIX THIS.

    Strava, this is why I won't even consider paying for premium service.  It's not worth it to a runner, especially when you've paid so little attention to the problems you've created.

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  • Exactly as Jason says. You can see he is frustrated but he is not being unreasonable.  One more 'feature' of the new run pages is that with my Forerunner 110 watch, on most runs it shows approximately a minute or so of stopped time, although I never stop and I am always above 8 minute mile pace.  I often write to technical support as they can correct this error on individual runs.  I continue to tell cyclists about Strava but I would be embarrassed to recommend it to a runner.

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  • The run pages still make me sad almost a year and a half later. I recently uploaded a run that had a lot of segments - boy is this interface unwieldy and segments are the main feature of Strava! Still no way to hide some of the more useless and/or auto-created segments. Where I previously could go down the list and middle-click all the segments I wanted to see so they'd be open in a new tab, now I: 1) Scroll to it 2) Click on it to bring up the mini segment view (which is never useful to me) 3) Middle-click on the title or "view overall leaderboard" to actually get where I'd like to go 4) Scroll to the next one and repeat. Note that this part is even worse - when clicking on a segment I had to scroll the page (which happens on runs with lots of segments, especially when they can't be hidden) the page automatically jumps me back to the top of the list to display the miniview so I have to scroll back down afterward to find where I was in the list. This is just one of the things I might want to do on a run page that is so much worse than it used to be. It is baffling that the page has been so unusable so long with so many complaints - many very well-written with clear examples - unanswered. At the same time Strava is pushing their running capabilities with the featured races page?
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  • It's a total mess. I like the iphone app, but the web page for running hasn't been fixed. It's pretty much stupid because there are more runners than cyclists, and if you want to make some money of it, you should not ignore the runners which can go from casual to very competitive. Strava's engine is very good, but this interface is not good. Too many clusters of information that do not mean anything. We don't memorize segments of the road as cyclists, we go distance vs time, for us is more important to give some feedback about that besides the segments. I really miss to see in the interface the analysis for 400, 5k, 10k, etc. I was always doing my intervals and checking how I did that time, or comparing my best times with actual time. They still have that on the system it prints the trophies for best times for distances, but it doesn't show on the interface. Can they just add a line of code to include that thing again? I really miss that minimalistic initial approach. They are just adding too many design details, but completely ignoring functionality improvement.

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  • Given Strava's cash burn... I'm surprised that they haven't upgraded the runner interface given the feedback.  You'd expect a few thousand more $50 subscriptions from a new market might help them out.  I don't expect any response on this thread.  While I am still using the application on line for this years running, I'll be looking around in the new year for different apps.  I stopped paying strava due to these and other issues.

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  • Good to see that the running pace graph has now been inverted so that "up" means "faster" but it is not really good yet.  It seems to be exactly the same pace graph but upside down.  The correct approach would be to display an actual speed graph (just like for cycling) but with the one difference: the Y-axis would be labelled with pace units.  An obvious difference is that if it was done correctly. the lowest point on the graph would be zero speed (aka 'infinite' pace).  I hope that isn't hard to understand.  Do let me know if it's not clear.  Also there is still no option to select 'time' as the X-axis so we can see where we took our alleged few minutes of breaks in runs that are actually non-stop.  I am referring, of course, to the other main issue - the consistently false resting time: https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/21940674

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  • Happy (?) 2 year birthday to this thread.  All this time and still no ability to hide running segments.  Still no way to see the laps I recorded on my watch, just the set 1 mile splits.  Sad :(

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