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Getting Started with Strava: Recording Swim Activities

New to Strava?  Welcome!  Our mission is to help people live their best active life. Our Getting Started with Strava series is designed to help you get the most of your Strava membership and Subscript...


Strava Messaging is Here!

Want to send a message to a friend on Strava? Maybe have a group conversation? How about sharing an Activity and/or Route? Now you can! SENDING A MESSAGE: You can message a friends or create a group m...


Getting Started with Strava: Tracking Activities

New to Strava?  Welcome!  Our mission is to help people live their best active life. Our Getting Started with Strava series is designed to help you get the most of your Strava membership and Subscript...


Matched Activities

Recently, as in one year ago, I decided I wanted to run a 5k. I’ve participated in 5ks before and half marathons for that matter, but I’ve never run the entire route. I mostly walk fast with bouts of ...


Recording indoor activities

 Weightlifting +   HIIT + Strength Training + Stationary Bike +  Pilates + Yoga +  Rebound +  Rowing + VR Fitness +  CrossFit + Circuit Training +   Rock Climbing + Stair Climber + Jump Rope +  Kickbo...


Shouts Out to the TL (Training Log)

Do you enjoy analyzing your Strava data?  If so, check out the Training Log!   Strava subscribers can access the Training Log to view all of your training in one place, it's visualized to show your pr...


Explore and Compete with Segment Leaderboards

Segment Leaderboards Got a competitive itch? You don’t need to be a pro to compete on Strava! Segment Leaderboards are a great place to go head to head (virtually) with others or measure your own prog...


Running Workout Analysis Guide

Running Workout Analysis Guide The Workout Analysis screen provides you with a thorough breakdown of your activity’s lap data. You can view each individual lap’s stats including pace zone, average pac...


The Ultimate Guide to Strava Beacon

Want to let your loved one know where you are when you go out for a solo activity? Exploring a new route and don’t want friends or family to worry? If so, check out Strava Beacon...our live location s...


Recording All The Things

I’m one of those people. One of those guys that records everything, as in everything. Partially because of my role on our Community Management Team, where testing is invaluable.  One time I even recor...


Using Relative Effort to Analyze your Efforts on Strava

Did you know, you can use Strava's Relative Effort feature to analyze your efforts and intensity trends over time?  If you are a Strava Subscriber and collect heart rate data for your activities, you ...


Why We Love E-bikes on Strava

Hello Everyone. I’m Jane, I work at Strava, and I love e-bikes!  Today we’re going to talk about why e-bikes are so great, the best way to use Strava with an e-bike, and lastly, chat with Mona and Er...


10 Ways to Get More Kudos

Let's be real for a minute, does anyone really need kudos? Probably not. If you clicked on this article, you probably want your efforts to be seen. Some of us like to keep our workouts private, but e...


Down Strava Challenges Memory Lane

Strava challenges, perhaps one of the most popular and long-standing features of the Strava product! When I first started working at Strava, challenges mainly consisted of cumulative challenges refer...


My Favorite Pro Cyclists on Strava

It's January, which brings three things to my mind in the world of professional road cycling: The obligatory new team kit photo on January 1, escaping to the warmth of Spain for team training camps, a...