WARNING THIS IS INCREDIBLY ADDICTING
Strava: Track all your runs and rides, set personal records and beat your friends’ times. Enter virtual competitions, climb the leaderboards, create and join clubs and push each other with kudos and comments.
Today, Strava lets athletes all over the world experience social fitness—sharing, comparing and competing with each other’s personal fitness data via mobile and online apps. Currently focused on the needs of avid cyclists and runners, Strava lets you track your rides and runs via your iPhone, Android or dedicated GPS device to analyze and quantify your performance. Strava makes fitness a social experience, providing motivation and camaraderie even if you’re exercising alone.
What I like about Strava is that it is not on an honor system like some fitness tools – you have to load your course/time via tracking devices and apps. Fair and square. The route you run/cycle doesn’t have to be the exact same as someone else’s route. You can create segments in your route. It’s an intuitive tool.
The husband stumbled on this for cycling and he is hooked! I am going to start loading my runs, although my times right now are going to be a bit weak, but it’s awesome to see how others are doing!
Am I late to the party, are you on Strava? Is this something that piques your interest?