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To The Peaks & Beyond: Mount Ararat

If you're near the border of Turkey and Armenia you're unlikely to miss Mount Ararat on the horizon, a mountain that has captivated the human imagination for centuries. It's the highest peak in Turkey...


How to approve or deny Strava follower requests

People keep people active— on the Strava platform athletes go 21% farther and workouts last 10% longer when in a group. Strava is more fun with friends and we give you controls to help you manage your...


Introducing: Privacy Tips

and welcome to Strava’s Privacy Tips series! We’re launching this series to help you, our community, better understand how to use the privacy and safety controls we built into the product to shape yo...


How to manage your Gymtimidation - top tips

Do you ever get nervous when you’re heading to a workout?  Do you feel anxious or intimidated when you're in a gym? I’ve struggled with these feelings for years.  Almost every time I’m on my way to wo...


Your Guide to Local Legends

As many of you know, if you want to be the King of the Mountain (KOM), Queen of the Mountain (QOM), or Course Record (CR) holder, you have to have the fastest time on a segment. If you feel that achie...


Personal Heatmaps -> Seeing the World

Personal Heatmaps have always been one of my favorite Strava features. It allows Strava subscribers to visualize on a map the ground they've covered around the world. You can learn more about Strava H...


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...


How to use Suggested Routes

Hi! My name’s Kate, and I’m excited to share how I use one of my favorite features. Just so you know who you’re talking to, I’ve been running for about ten years. I love all kinds of running, but prim...


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...


Staying Motivated by Setting Goals

Reaching My Goals A few years ago I was visiting my family for the holidays. It was cold, snowy, and slightly dark outside. While they were baking cinnamon rolls, I was lacing up my shoes to head out...


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...


Plan your next outing with Strava's Trail Routes!

Exploration of the outdoors lives at the heart of trail activity. Every hike, mountain bike ride, or trail run offers the prospect of an evolving landscape. Depending on the day, the same route may of...


Strava Employees Share Live Segment Stories

  Do you like to challenge yourself by competing with yourself, Strava friends, or complete strangers? Want to be notified when you're approaching a segment? If so, check out the Strava Live Segments...


Route Building and Mobile Photography in Patagonia

Summer (in the Northern hemisphere) is just around the corner which means warmer weather, vacations, traveling, and just more time outside. Does any of the following pique your interest?    PatagoniaC...


Don't quit your fitness journey! My top tips

How many times before have you given up on your newly found fitness journey? Sometimes it didn’t last more than a few weeks, or even days. We are close to the end of May (!), which means a lot of peo...


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...