Strava have updated their run analysis

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Great news, runners: your new run activity page on is now live. We spoke to tons of you about what’s important when viewing your activities and those of others, and have incorporated your needs and experiences as runners into this new page.  Get more background around our redesigned run activity pages here.

See Your Race Results Like Never Before
Layered on top of the new run activity page is Strava’s Premium Pace Analysis, available now to Premium members for just $6 per month or $59 per year. In addition to Pace Distribution and Heart Rate Analysis, runners can now tag their run as a “Race,” giving runners interactive and granular pace data at every point during the race.

With Race Analysis, Premium members can now enjoy:

  • A pace bar graph showing your pace fluctuation, as well as your mile/km trends

  • Visualization of your meaningful race splits, such as 5K splits for a marathon

  • Pace scrubbing data to analyze every critical point during the race

  • Projected finish time data based on your performance throughout the race

  • Finish flag with the finishing time, signifying the race achievement

see your race performance in all its glory.


unplanned race

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bloody nora it was cold about 4C but felt colder. Not really run much this year so a race was always ambitious …. Jack Crawford Memorial Race in Glasgow. 10km only so easier to do with little training.

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lap times alright considering the path was muddy, uneven, narrow. The far side coming down was a bit better but at the turn at 6km ish it was smack back straight into the wind – not very pleasant.

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had a footpod sensor on – in the gym the fenix takes distance from this but outside with gps it merely records footstrike rate / cadence. In the chart above you can see how consistent it is – about 92-98 (that is 182 – 186 footstrikes/min) Most runners will be between 80-100 cadence with recent thought that the higher end chi running is more efficient and less prone to injury …. phew at least I am thereabouts.486612_10151377577443924_1758717342_n

And smiling coming in – 42:12 for 9.98km according to the Fenix – the route markers had been exact to the foot all the way around so can only think the last stretch through the wood threw it out slightly.

Trail running in the appenine mountains

Been based in Frassinoro this break which is 1110m above sea level. Been doing lots of hilly runs and wishing I had also brought my mountain bike and road bike as there are amazing rides all around.

altitude run profile

The quick 10km run I did this afternoon/ evening was over a mountain bike trail over 300m of climbing and quite a bit rougher than my normal runs … For once I thought I needed trail shoes. Not sure what altitude does to pace as I can’t judge how much slower I am as the trails are so much rougher. I will have to look up the effect of altitude once I get a decent data connection. I don’t feel like I am struggling muscle wise although heart rate seems high and pace is slow…

Frassinoro is a bit famous for their cross country skiers – part of the trail is apparently an important training area for them summer and winter. Passed a girl this evening o the trail walk/ running with 2 poles and buns of steel – maybe she is the world champ?