A few weeks ago I created a Strava account just to see what it is and how it works. I realized the Timex Run Trainer 2.0 watch I’d gotten for free over a year ago had been collecting dust on my dresser, and I needed to find a way to use it in a meaningful way. Since I’m not keen on keeping an online log, I thought Strava would be a way to occasionally use my GPS watch and upload runs. This means 1) Actually learning how to use the GPS watch and save/upload workouts to my computer, and 2) Learning how to use Strava.
What is Strava? From what I can tell it’s another website to upload workouts and follow friends. However, the cool thing is it tracks segments (or you can set up segments from your runs) and keeps track of who’s the “fastest” for those segments. Thus, it’s a way to get competitive in your training. [Read more...]