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Kevin
Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

When I joined Strava, it was very motivating to get achievements as I improved.  Due to an injury and age, I'll probably never run as fast as I did a few years ago, so I never get see those achievements as I slowly get better.  While getting an achievement for beating a lifetime record is still great, it would also be great if there were also achievements based on activity over a user specified period.  For me that would be since I returned to running in November after my injury.  For someone else, it might be when they shift their focus from short runs to long runs or for runners that take the winter off an annual thing.

Ideally, you'd be able to pick a date in past to compare to rather than a hard reset - a hard reset will make every run achievement for a while which makes them meaningless.

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AnMe
Mt. Kenya

Hi.

Sometimes it can occur, that your private life is disturbing your training 😉

This year, exactly this happened to me. For me, it would be highly motivating, if Strava would introduce a season best for segments which will be shown in the feed with cups compared to the PBs. The personal development during a season is mostly given, but did everyone in every year reach new personal bests? No. But each training, each ride, each trip with the family could have a motivating season best in a segment. Why not introducing such a feature? 

Regards Andreas 

robmck
Mt. Kenya

Something like this would be great. I struggle to get back to my cycling prowess of 8 years ago, I'm seriously considering deleting old activities to give me something to aim for.

shaffnert03
Shkhara

Seconded, but I'd add not just kudos based on a picked date, but maybe having some automatic categories such as "of the year" or "since last extended break" or the like to get kudos without manual effort being required.

raymondo
Mt. Kenya

As I get older, late 50s, I notice that it is far harder to get a top 3 achievement. Still happens but not often as I tend to ride the same set of routes.

What I look for nowadays when I analyse my data is a top 10 result. That is an achievement for me and assume over the next few years even that will become more difficult.

It would be nice if I could see a badge against each section that I achieved a top 10 result. It could even be a preference that can be switched on or off.

Would that be a feature that might be considered useful?

Jane
Strava
Strava

Hi Raymondo,

Thank you so much for your post and sharing your idea.  We had another Athlete submit a similar idea a couple of weeks ago.  It would be great to have you add your comments and vote (kudos) to that post which is here.

Thanks again.  We're looking forward to your continued contributions to our Community.

raymondo
Mt. Kenya

Good idea. Being able to see achievements over a defined period would definitely suit me. As we get older achievements naturally become harder. This would at least see my progress, or lack of, over the last year or 2.  

Rakesh107
Mt. Kenya

Seeing season's best or my best for 2022 would be great as it would show how your doing again your efforts in the current period or year as opposed to say 3 years ago when you were younger, fitter and not ravaged by injury!  It would help motivate you to get a season's/this year's  best rather than trying to chase down your (probably non attainable) previous best from many moons ago.