Automatically correct run to ride

I've had a few course records (running) taken from me from people who are either superhuman or on bikes, like the guy who did 32 miles at 4:10 pace yesterday. As someone who does both activities, I know it's sometimes hard to remember to switch it from run to ride, since the default setting is run. However, I can imagine a feature that would automatically trigger and send you a message if you logged a run that as obviously a ride, or a way that someone else could question your activity if they felt it was logged inaccurately. 

Thanks for your time

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  • +1. I get notifications several times a week about athletes who supposedly took one of my running CRs, only to discover that they accidentally tagged a ride as a run. It seems like it should be easy to detect and flag most of them automatically, given how far outside the norm they are.

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  • +1 the regular emails that my CRs have been taken, are getting pretty irritating ! especially the ones that are taken by the same guy a couple of times a week, on his bike commute !! he regularly goes out there setting new world records - he's faster than the fastest track runners !

    how many times do i have to flag his activities ? i've even explained in the comments box of his activities, that he needs to change his default activity type to ride; but no - he still logs all his rides as runs !!!

    surely, if someone does a 'run' that is more than 50% faster than their usual pace / or is something under 3:00/km for over 10k - it should automatically be put on hold, and the athlete should be asked to confirm 'was this really a run ?'

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  • i flag runs that are rides all the time. someone at strava most be inundated with all these flags and i bet 90% are rides classifieds as runs.

    i can think of a few things they could be easy for strava to do:

    1. automatically convert any run activity that breaks the world record at the 800m, 1500m, 5k, or 10k (would be different times for men and women) to a ride. if someone did break the world record on their commute to work, they can change the activity type back and claim their cr and world record :).

    2. have an email sent to the person whose activity is flagged and found to be a violation or wrong with the reason it was wrong. it could be an automatic email when the activity flag is looked at and corrected by strava asking them not to commit the offending action again and suggestions on how to avoid doing it again.

    3. for repeat offenders like Richard's commuter, put them on probation until they fix the problem, which would mean that their activities are treated like manual entries and don't count towards challenges or crs/koms but do count to their mileage totals. that would give them an incentive to fix it if they do challenges (and would prevent inadvertent cheating in challenges as someone can bike farther than they can run) and if not it would at least reduce frustration of strava users and strava staff time dealing with it.

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  • I recorded my ride as a run today, showing I'd burned an incredible 8600 calories, but I managed to select edit my run, changed run to ride, and sanity was restored.( 1400 calories).it was just as if I'd recorded it as a ride from the start.

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  • I think Grahams suggestion "automatically convert any run activity that breaks the world record at the 800m, 1500m, 5k, or 10k (would be different times for men and women) to a ride. If someone did break the world record on their commute to work, they can change the activity type back and claim their cr and world record :)."   would be a great solution. It would solve a lot of frustration :-)

     

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  • Here is an example https://www.strava.com/activities/1215492912 where someone has posted a run of 30k in 1h33m which is an average pace of 2.54/km! There is no way someone can maintain 2.54/km for 30k when the world record is 1h27m http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/fastest-road-run-30-kilometres-(male). Surely there is something Strava can do to avoid this based on the maximum possible speed or even better the average speed of the individual. The best thing would be to say to the user that their activity is eg a ride and not a run and so Strava has changed the activity type. 

     

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  • Paul you are right that this is egregious.  It would be hard for Strava to automatically flag this but you can.  I say automatic because it is hard for judgment to be used to automatically change a run to a ride.  I suggested earlier in this thread an easier way to do it automatically and that is if someone breaks the world record for any given distance to then automatically switch it.  I have seen lots of "runs" where someone ran a 3 minute mile or 3 minute 1500M or a 12 minute 5K.   


    Strava could put in a formula to automatically convert runs that break the world record for any distance to rides.  However, Strava won't do it for two reasons:

     

    1. They just don't give a sh1t about runners

    2. Their focus is on becoming Facebook and not actually being a really good app for endurance athletes.  They care more about that casual moron who records their rides as runs than they do the guy who strives and trains and is good enough to get a CR on a run segment.  If you want Strava to care about you, become a weekend warrior who does a 3 mile run after drinking a latte and then posts about how they are getting back in shape.

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  • This is STILL a problem and I no longer use Strava. Come on Strava WTF.

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