Strava Enhancement Suite update

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I've been told I don't blog about my projects often enough, so here's a feature update on my Chrome Extension that adds various improvements to the Strava.com fitness tracker.

All the features are optional and can be individually enabled in the options panel.

UPDATE: For the canonical list of features, please see the project page.


Repeated segments

This adds aggregate data (fastest, slowest, average, etc.) when segments are repeated within an activity. It's particularly useful for laps or—like this Everesting attempt—hill repeats:

https://chris-lamb.co.uk/wp-content/2014/strava/repeated_segments3.png

Leaderboard default

Changes the default leaderboard away from "Overall" when viewing a segment effort. The most rewarding training often comes from comparing your own past performances rather than those of others, so viewing your own results by default can make more sense.

You can select any of Men, Women, I'm Following or My Results:

https://chris-lamb.co.uk/wp-content/2014/strava/leaderboard_default.png

Hide feed entries

Hides various entry types in the activity feed that can get annoying. You currently have the option of hiding challenges, route creations, goals created or club memberships:

https://chris-lamb.co.uk/wp-content/2014/strava/hide_challenge_feed_entries.png

Variability Index

Calculates a Variability Index (VI) from the weighted average power and the average power, an indication of how "smooth" a ride was. Required a power meter. A VI of 1.0 would mean a ride was paced "perfectly", with very few surges of effort:

https://chris-lamb.co.uk/wp-content/2014/strava/variability_index.png

Infinite scroll

Automatically loads more dashboard entries when reaching the bottom, saving a tedious click on the "More" button:

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Running TSS

Estimates a run's Training Stress Score (TSS) from its Grade Adjusted Pace distribution, a measure of that workout's duration and intensity relative to the athletes's capability, providing an insight into correct recovery time and overall training load over time:

https://chris-lamb.co.uk/wp-content/2014/strava/running_tss.png

Hide "find friends"

Hides social networking buttons, including invitations to invite or find further friends:

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"Enter" posts comment

Immediately posts comment when pressing Enter/Return key in the edit box rather than adding a newline:

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Compare running

Changes the default sport for the "Side by Side comparison" module to running when viewing athlete profiles:

https://chris-lamb.co.uk/wp-content/2014/strava/side_by_side_running.png

Running cadence

Shows running cadence by default in the elevation profile:

https://chris-lamb.co.uk/wp-content/2014/strava/running_cadence.png

Running heart rate

Shows running heart rate by default in elevation profile:

https://chris-lamb.co.uk/wp-content/2014/strava/running_heart_rate.png

Estimated FTP

Selects "Show Estimated FTP" by default on the Power Curve page:

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Standard Google map

Prefer the "Standard" Google map over the "Terrain" view:

https://chris-lamb.co.uk/wp-content/2014/strava/standard_google_map.png

Let me know if you have any comments, suggestions or if you have any other feedback. If you find this software useful, please consider donating via Paypal to support further development. You can also view the source and contribute directly on GitHub.

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Comments (5)

Thanks for posting this. I saw it through planet debian and found it very useful on Strava.

Aug. 6, 2014, 2:42 p.m. #

So useful, thank you so much!

Aug. 6, 2014, 6:47 p.m. #
Vlkr

This is great! You should do more PR ;-)
Thank you!

Aug. 7, 2014, 6:27 a.m. #
Chris H

Found your blog after someone sent the most recent article about "Calculating ETA to zero in shell" (which was also a great post, btw) but when I saw this, I was _very_ impressed. This will single-handedly fix every Strava annoyance I can think of! Thank you!

Feb. 6, 2015, 1:29 p.m. #
Thomas Hart

Hi Chris -

Have you had any reports that Google maps is not loading properly in the extension on strava page? Maybe it's just me, but I just noticed it today (9/25/18). I love this feature and use it frequently. Any thoughts on what might be happening?

Best regards,

Thomas Hart

Sept. 26, 2018, 12:45 a.m. #