How to Export
You can export your Strava data either as individual activities or as a bulk export.
- Go to https://www.strava.com/ and login to your account
- Go to https://www.strava.com/settings/profile
- Scroll down and under the "Download your data" click the "Download" link or button
- Wait for your export to show up in your email
The bulk export consists of a .zip archive folder of one file per activity, named after the date-time YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS-EXERCISE.gpx where EXERCISE is a word like "Run". Each file contains only the name of the activity, e.g. "Morning Run", the start-time, and then a GPX trk of timestamped latlongele points of the exercise.
You can view your activities in a list here:
- From there, you can click on an individual activity permalink
- Then add "/export_original" to the end of the URL and it will download a JSON file with much more information than a GPX
- The Strava API offers access to detailed data, which also includes kudos/likes, segment results, etc.
Third party tools
- You can use tapiriik (for free) to sync GPS files between a number of destinations, including a Dropbox folder.
- This will not sync manually created activities.
- Strava offers an API with a healthy ecosystem. Maybe other services offer export...?
- On IWS 2017, Sebastian Kippe added Strava to Huginn, an open source IFTT alternative in Ruby. See his demo
(this section is a stub and needs expansion!)
Strava is a specialized silo for tracking distance and speed of activities, so it offers a lot of different views on your data. Most features are visualizations of your runs/rides, one by one or overall averages.
Overviews of activities: (need to be logged in to view)
- Dashboard / Activity Feed - feed style display of activities by people you follow, or only your own.
- Training Log - reverse chronological list of your exercise activities, shown as a calendar, one week per row, infinite scrollable.
- Training Calendar - calendar view, per month.
- My Activities - table view of all activities
- Routes - map with route to follow while running. Make your own private ones, share with friends, or use public routes.
- Segments - parts of routes, with their own Leaderboards and Personal Records, with a lot of sub-sections on age, gender and weight class.
- Shoe and bike tracking - you can keep track of how much miles / kilometers you ran on your shoes and rode on your bike. You can pick a bike / pair of shoes per ride / run, which will add the distance to the total distance on the bike / shoes.
If we could submit feature requests to Strava, e.g. to make it more indieweb friendly, what would we specifically request?
- Sign-up requires birthday (year month and day)
- 2017-02-28 Strava’s iOS app was nearly completely broken likely due to that day's S3 outage: