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- Detailed run stats including distance, pace, time, splits and full map view
- View of your recent activities from all devices in your Feed
- All time and year-to-date stats on your Profile
- Ability to change your activity type to ride, hike, ski and more to easily keep track of your cross-training
- Monitor your performance, climb the leaderboards and earn achievements like Q/KOMs (Queen and King of the Mountain) and PRs (Personal Record).
- Enjoy more ride analysis and full map view from the Ride Detail page.
- See all time and year-to-date stats from the Profile page.
- Pause and resume rides with ease.
- Easily make edits to your Profile and Settings pages.
- Title your activity and change your activity type to run, hike, ski and more. Your changes will automatically sync to Strava.com.
- Ability to login via Facebook Connect.
- Faster location initialization and faster upload.
- See all of your recent activities from all devices – not just those recorded with your Android.
- Kathy Davies -Fremont, CA
- Gerry Hoyte – Harsewinkel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
- Jojo Reuland – San Francisco, CA – 252 miles
- Gerry Hoyte – Harsewinkel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany – 333 miles
Strava headed to Austin, TX this past weekend to attend the Subaru of Georgetown Mellow Johnny’s Classic, the first PRO XCT and UCI Category 1 event of the year. The pro field was jacked with Olympic hopefuls battling it out on a new course at Flat Creek Crossing Ranch in an attempt to collect their first UCI points of 2012. The unfamiliar course made reconnaissance essential, and Jamis rider Jason Sager visited the site early and shared his Strava files so that we could begin setting up some new segments for our own unique competition.
The Strava KOM Hill and the MJ Classic Cat 1-3 Loop gave amateur riders an opportunity to compete among themselves and against the pros. While we ran into a hearty population of preexisting Strava users, we also recruited some new fans as they competed in age categories for the fastest lap. Early in the weekend the question that we heard again and again was, “So, what’s this Strava thing that I keep hearing about!?” and by the time things wrapped up we could easily describe Strava as “the fuel behind the fire.”
Pros and amateurs put down some impressive times on our KOM segment on Saturday and Sunday, but in the end it was local Cat 1 racer Joshua deBoisBlanc who edged out all of the pros by a mere two seconds! Joshua will receive a full Strava kit and one year of Strava Premium for his achievement. Winners in each of the Strava age groups for the Fastest Cat 1-3 Lap (excluding the pro field) will also receive a free year of Strava Premium in addition to a Strava Jersey. Congratulations to:
24 and under: Tyler Coplea
25 to 34: Tyruss Cramer, Sarah Ginsback
35 to 44: Manny Galegos, Jessica Hanover
45 to 54: Ty Kady
55 to 64: Jack Hicks, Janis Moreman
65 and over: Bill Moreman
All in all, our visit to Austin was a great success. The abundance of hard-core athletes, not to mention the incredible restaurants and authentic Texas BBQ, will certainly entice us to return. Special thanks to the wonderful folks at Mellow Johnny’s and Juan Pelota Cafe who kept us well fed and comfortably outfitted for the weekend. It’s not every day that sponsors are treated to smoked salmon, fresh-baked pastries and hand-filtered coffee at a mountain bike race. Luckily, we were also loaned an extra bike so that we could burn off some of those calories!
Challenge Details Are Here! Join the GU 100,000 Mile Challenge and A Classic Challenge from SpecializedMarch 1st, 2012
Put your legs to the test with GU. From March 9 to April 9, rack up as many miles as you can. The more miles you run, the more awesome your prize will be.
Hit 100 miles: 8 pack of Peanut Butter GU Energy Gel
Hit 150 miles: 8 pack of Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel
Hit 200 Miles: Mixed box of 24 Energy Gels
Most importantly, if everybody in the challenge runs a combined 100,000 miles within the 31 day period, all participants will receive a special GU VIP card for discounts (up to 35% off) and special offers on GUENERGY.com so you can stock up for the season. Join the challenge today.
During the challenge, GU will randomly select 5 athletes who post inspiring photos and stories about their training to receive a special GU Gift Pack. All you have to do is post a photo or story about why you love running on the GU Facebook page.
A Classic Challenge from Specialized
Riders, do you think you can climb the cumulative elevation of five Spring Classics in 45 days? Do you think you can do it not just once, not twice, but three times? Now is your time to find out. Specialized and Strava challenge you to climb a grand total of 105,312 feet from March 15 to April 30. The Classic courses may be better known for their distances or questionable pavement, but here are the cold, hard, climbing facts:
Milan-San Remo – 6,260 feet
Tour of Flanders – 5,709 feet
Paris-Roubaix – 3,259 feet
Liège–Bastogne–Liège – 10,883 feet
Amstel Gold – 8,993 feet
A custom Specialized and Strava commemorative water bottle and surprise finisher gift is yours if you can climb this set of Spring Classics three times, not to mention the gargantuan bragging rights you’ll earn. This challenge is going to take some serious guts, but not without some serious glory. Good luck to all of you. Join the Challenge.
We know you’ve been waiting a long time, and we’re thrilled to finally deliver. Strava Run for Android is now available to download from Android Market! This free app makes it easy to kick your training up a notch with highlights including:
Need some coaching while you run? Strava Run for Android features audio updates on your pace, distance, and time. Make sure you’re staying on track without checking your phone.
COMPARE AND SHARE YOUR PERFORMANCE
Strava Run for Android features segment leaderboards so you can see how you stack up against others and set new Course Records. Track your best efforts on key distances, earn achievements for personal bests, and let your friends know what you’ve achieved by sharing your activities on Facebook and Twitter. There’s more to come – stay tuned and be sure to rate Strava Run for Android if you like what you see!
GU 100,000 MILE CHALLENGE
Put yourself and our app to the test next month in a new running challenge brought to you by GU. Get ready to rack up the miles and win some incredible prizes from March 9 to April 9. More details coming soon!
Thinking about what events to train for in 2012? Cyclists in NYC are already gearing up for the Gran Fondo NY and they’re using Strava to track their progress. Strava will be attending the race on May 20th, challenging riders to put up new KOMs on GFNY segments.
To enter to win a FREE ENTRY, comment on this post by February 28. We’ll share the news when we pick the winner’s name out of our lucky Italian helmet.
Date: May 20th
Distance: 104 miles/167k
Elevation Gain: 8,500 ft/2,800 m
Timed Climbs: 4
KOM/QOM Prize: Pinarello Dogma2s (provided by GFNY)
The desert sunset and sunrise made quite the backdrop behind our Strava segment flags in Old Pueblo this past weekend. The Strava Segment Challenge led to some fierce competition as mere seconds divided our top finishers.
This 24 hour race is the largest in the country (check out the video we took of the mass start), yet the friendly and laid back atmosphere will have you believe that you’re at a private party…and we’re really glad that we were invited.
Thank you to all participants and an extra special thanks to Epic Rides for inviting us to be involved. For those of you who are following Epic Rides to the Whiskey Off-Road in April, stay tuned for additional prizes at stake within the course segment near Prescott.
And finally, congrats to our Segment Challenge Winners! They will each receive a Strava Castelli Jersey and a year subscription to Strava Premium.
The Gasline Segment: Jason Tullous and Naomi Haverlick
The Grind Segment: Bryan Alders and Crystal Petrocelli
The Traditional Lap: Bryan Alders and Deirdre York
The Bypass Lap: Bryan Alders and Deirdre York
Check out some great photos from the event:
Follow the Strava competition here to see who is putting up the fastest times on our four segment challenges.
We welcome you to leave encouraging comments and kudos for your nocturnal friends.
Available Now: New & Improved Strava Cycling app for Android + Join the Specialized Classic Climbing ChallengeFebruary 16th, 2012
The latest version of Strava Cycling for Android is fast, fresh, fun and ready for you to download or update now. Strava Run for Android coming soon!
GET MORE OUT OF YOUR RIDES
This latest release of Strava Cycling for Android focused on improving performance, polishing the look and feel and adding more user controls. Features include:
A Classic Challenge from Specialized
The Compete tab just got even more exciting. Riders, how much do you think you can climb in 45 days? It’s almost time to find out. Introducing A Classic Climbing Challenge, brought to you by Specialized. You’ll be tasked to attack an extreme climbing goal from March 15 to April 30 for your chance to earn a custom Specialized & Strava water bottle and surprise finisher gift, not to mention the gargantuan bragging rights. Join now and check back soon for more details. Runners, your next challenge is right around the corner. Stay tuned and get ready!
We’ve made some changes to the layout of our site. You can still access your profile in one quick step – just click your name in the top right corner.
Who is Matt Carnal? That was the question on many Strava minds after he finished the Ride Base Mile Blast with nearly 1000 miles separating him from the rest of the pack. Matt Carnal from Tulsa, Oklahoma was on a tear in January, riding an average of 133 miles per ride. Strava caught up with Matt to get the scoop on this extraordinary display of athleticism.
Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Occupation? What do you like to do in your free time?
I was born and raised in Kansas. Kansas will always be home to me! I love the wide open spaces that the open prairie brings me, and I find that freedom and openness when I ride.
I currently reside in Tulsa, OK where I work as an Endurance Coach (specializing in cycling and triathlon) with a biology, chemistry and economics background.
In my free time I like to, well ride my bike! On a serious note, I enjoy reading, playing with my dog AJ (Action Jackson), listening to live or new music, traveling and pretty much anything active when I’m not riding my bike.
How long have you been riding?
I have been riding bikes since I was a kid. I can recall racing around on my paper route when I was 8 and have been riding ever since.
I really got into cycling after one of my 8 surgeries (knees, shoulders and elbows) in 2004, and started training in 2006 when I arrived in Tulsa.
How did you hear about Strava?
One of my athletes mentioned the Rapha Festive 500, so I decided to join Strava and give it a try. I started a few days late, but planned it out, worked hard and took 3rd place! I’m new to Strava and I plan on using Strava in the future for finding extra motivation.
You surpassed the Base Mile Blast pack by nearly 1,000 miles. How did you pull this off?
Time management and a lot of help from the following people: Jim Biega (Ventura, CA), Steve LeChaine (Atascadero, CA), my mom and my friends helped keep me motivated. The Base Mile Blast arrived just as I was starting my first block of training in preparation for Solo RAAM (Race Across America) 2013. When the Challenge was posted I thought: This is a great opportunity to see what I have for RAAM and build a huge base for upcoming training. I knew from the cyclists out there I was going to have to go big if I wanted to reach my goals, so I set two goals: 1) ride 100 miles per day and 2) finish #1. The first day I rode 212 miles and only had the second or third most distance logged. This motivated me even more because I know the journey ahead of me is going to be an extremely difficult one. Throughout this challenge, I paid attention to 1) sleep/recovery 2) nutrition and 3) training. I believe these things were able to keep me physically and mentally solid for the bigger challenge ahead, so I went for it.
Did you set any new personal records? Do you have a personal goal(s) set you’re trying to reach?
Yes. I did set a new personal record: I hit a new record of 3,347 miles in 25 days. In 2010 when I rode across the country towing a BOB trailer, I averaged 94 miles a day with 30-50lbs in tow. I covered 7,000 miles in 75 days over a time period of 101 days if you include recovery. My goal for 2012 on the bike is to try and cover 25,000-30,000 miles before December 31, 2012. In addition, I would like to qualify for RAAM, Race the Divide, local races, time trials and as many double century’s as possible. On top of mileage and races, I would like to finish the year at 5.0 w/kg at FTP.
What bike did you ride to compete in the Base Mile Blast?
My BMC (RaceMaster SLX0) cracked the last week of December as I was heading to California, leaving me without a bike. I will miss that bike. [See side photo of Matt and his BMC riding long in Colorado.] I rode a “rented” Specialized Tarmac from Open Air Bicycles out of Ventura, CA for rides from Jan 6-22. Once I was back in Tulsa I rode my Felt Fixie 48/16 gear ratio.
What’s the biggest motivational factor when your ride?
I have a lot of motivators when I ride — comments people have stated, such as ‘I’m just an average cyclist’ — fuel for the fire. Race goals and time trial goals also motivate me. However, right now the largest motivator is to bring the RAAM Champion back to the USA. An American has not won solo RAAM since 2003 and I would like to see that change. When I’m on rides I think about certain quotes, such as ‘victory loves preparation,’ and ‘doing something is much more fulfilling than talking about doing something.’ Sometimes in our life we need to find the time to think, do, or move. In January I chose to DO.
1,201 runners participated in the Run Base Mile Blast, running a total of 63,582 miles. That’s more than 2x around the earth in under 1 month! 7,020 cyclists participated in the Ride Base Mile Blast, riding 2,506,492 miles. That’s more than 5 trips from the earth to the moon AND back.
Runners and riders set personal distance goals for January and worked hard to meet or beat them. Some made it to the top 100, some set PRs, while others focused on consistency. No matter the approach, we all suffered. Of the Challenge participants, we’d like to acknowledge a small handful for their extraordinary feats:
First Runner to Reach 125 Miles
Congrats! Kathy and Gerry have earned themselves a Strava phone sleeve and run cap!
First Rider to Reach 1000 Miles
Congrats! Jennifer and Matt have earned themselves a Strava phone sleeve and socks!
Most Miles Run
Congrats! Jojo and Gerry have earned themselves a Strava tech tee!
Most Miles Ridden
Congrats! Joanie and Matt and have earned themselves a Strava jersey!
Congratulations to all the Base Mile Blast participants for their extraordinary accomplishments. Check the Compete tab soon for upcoming challenges.
Segment Explore for iPhone is Here
We’re thrilled to bring Segment Explore to the Strava Cycling and Strava Run apps for iPhone. Visiting a new city for the weekend? Use Segment Explore to find the most popular and competitive segments to ride or run and see how you stack up against the local crowd. The updated Strava Cycling for Android and new Strava Run for Android apps are on their way. Stay tuned!
Points in the Red for Premium Members
Premium members, get even more insight into your Suffer Score. Points in the Red is the portion of your Suffer Score that you earned in your Zone 4 and Zone 5 heart rate zones. Now get credit for your seriously intense workouts! Learn more about Suffer Score and other Premium features.
Easily Share Your Runs and Rides
Check out the Facebook, Twitter and Google+ sharing options on your run and ride pages on Strava.com. Now when you share your activities to your various networks, they’ll see an all new view of where you went and how you did. Sharing via mobile coming soon!
More Improvements for Runners
Good news! New improvements to the run experience are rife on Strava.com. You can now quickly search for runs that fit your criteria and easily create running clubs from the Explore tab. In addition, you now have the ability to set your default activity sport to running or cycling right from your profile.
Create Casual, Racing and Company Clubs
Club owners can now choose from a variety of club types including Casual, Racing, Company, and more. If you already have a club on Strava, be sure to update your details. Happy running and riding!
The Base Mile Blast is Now Finished
Congratulations to all those who participated in January’s Base Mile Blast. More than 8,000 runners and cyclists put in more than 2.5 million miles in just under one month! Stay tuned for the Base Mile Blast wrap-up and results.