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Do you Strava? If you are a runner, cyclist or athlete of any kind (or ability), you should! I’ve been a member of Strave since June 2014, but actually didn’t start actively using it until 2017. Back in the early days of my running and working out, I used dailymile. Sound familiar? It shut down this year sadly, but it was the place to log your workouts for years. I met a lot of runner friends through that community.
Strava is what all the cool kids are using now-a-days. It’s been around since 2009, so really, it wasn’t created long after dailymile. Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which is what the creative team is passionate about being through their ambition and attitude. Their misson, to build the most engaged community of athletes in the world.
Joining is easy, and you can either track workouts through GPS on the app itself (available in both Apple & Android stores), or manually enter your workouts later. There is no cost to join Strava, but there is a Summit option, which is a paid subscription. That gives you access to more options and tools for your training. Summit gives you advanced personalized fitness tracking, ability to set custom goals, workout analysis and more. You can get a free 30-day trial of the Summit subscription, and then it’s $5.00 a month after the trial.
When you log-in to Strava, you see your dashboard. This shows your workouts as well as the workouts of those you follow. There are also fun challenges you can join in on regularly, and clubs you can get in on. In fact, if you are on Strava now, or once you join, I’d like to invite you to come join the orange fun in the BibRave Club!
So much going on when you are a part of the Strava community! If you don’t already log your workouts and participate, now’s the time to get in on the fun! You can follow my training here. Let’s follow and encourage one another this year with our fitness goals!