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dsm1891
Pico de Orizaba
Status: Gathering Kudos

As a user who takes part in events and trains swimming, I would like the ability to change the activity type to workout/race.  So that I can better describe what type of activity it was.

Currently, you can only mark a swim activity with the commute activity type (who is commuting via swimming?!). It would be great if you could describe your activity as doing drills (and hence speed will be significantly slower), or race so I can accurately find it in my timeline/Calander.

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Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Soren
Denali

Thanks for submitting your idea. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

The_2001
Mt. Kenya

Would be great to have the option like how it is for cycling or running. Maybe just "race", "workout", and "long row". It'd be great to have it in there for logging and everything. Thank you!

paulj
Shkhara

Hi Strava product team and kayakers

Here is a suggestion for improving the kayaking activity type with the same tags as those available for running or cycling (Race, Workout, ...). Hoping this should not be a huge development effort.

Thanks

Paul

NickRunBikeMN
Pico de Orizaba

Agree! 

This should be the case for all activity/workout types! 

 Just because someone only hikes (or walks)... doesn't mean they can track their intense training hikes vs casual hikes!  Someone hiking hill repeats up a 10% incline w/backpack... likely could/should be a "WORKOUT" and would be nice to be tracked/recovered as such... vs a casual long hike along a creek with family.

sgowtham
Shkhara

Greetings.

It'd be fantastic to have the option to designate a nordic skiing event as a race.

Thank you,

Gowtham (G)

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sgowtham
Shkhara

Thank you! I will follow this example for subsequent ideas 🙂

Gowtham (G)
https://sgowtham.com
Uomiwon
Mt. Kenya

For running and cycling we have the option to set the activities as "race", "workout" and "commute".  Yet, for swimming the only "activity" option is "commute"... I mean really???🤔. That's kinda dumb.  A swim can certainly be a "workout" or a "race".  The only activity option for yoga is "commute".  Uhm, really... Again, kind of stupid.  Yoga can be "stretching" or "strength training".  I'll bet you haven't really thought about assigning proper activities to any of your new "sport" options either.

hermitofqp
Mt. Kenya

i couldn't agree more @sgowtham , i was disappointed last year that I couldn't note my races in strava to help when I'm looking at my overall training plans in the winter. please strava please!

maartenimmerzee
Mt. Kenya

As lots of people race on platforms like Zwift, it would be great to have the option to choose "race" as a tag, like there is for outdoor rides and runs. Funny enough there already is the option to choose "commute" for a virtual ride 🙂

Shant
Mount Logan

@maartenimmerzee if you go to Edit Activity -> Details -> Type of Run you can select Race. See this post here

[Edit: My mistake! I just realized you said virtual rides.] 



Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)
Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Soren
Denali

Thanks for submitting your idea to add the "race" tag to virtual rides. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

julianeroell
Mt. Kenya

Strangely enough, for some time, I was already able to tag my Zwift races as "Race" on Strava. Only since a couple of days has the functionality disappeared (which now makes for a messy dataset & graphs). 

Offski
Mt. Kenya

Same here, I've always been able to tag my Zwift races as a race on Strava, as far back as 2020 when I joined Zwift. This year I did races on 7th & 14th February both highlighted as races on Strava, however, this week it wouldn't allow me to change my Zwift virtual race to a "Race"

What have Strava changed (without telling us) & why?

podwyer
Mt. Kenya

When completing a virtual ride (eg Zwift) it is tagged as a virtual ride but when you then look to further classify it under "Type of ride" the only option is "commute".

Leaving aside the fact that a virtual ride can't be a commute could we have some more logical choices?  For example - "workout", "race", "free-ride", etc.

I currently do a lot of racing on Zwift and the only way I can tag these as a race is to change the activity to "Ride" and then type of ride = "race" is an option available to me.  Can't we have the same under "virtual ride"?

EduardoSkis
Mt. Kenya

Probably more useful than a “commute” LOL