I’ll be the first to admit, I am a Strava nerd. I love the App. It combines some of my favorite things; running, nerdy data, social media and competitions. Are you a Strava nerd too?
If you do any of the following, you might be a Strava nerd too.
Getting out of the bed in the middle of the night to flag a run.
Really 30 miles in 3 hours on a run? I don’t think so. If so you should have a Nike contract lady.
Plotting routes around your neighborhood
If you plot it, they will come. Laying segments in your own hood, makes it so much easier to defend your territory.
Stalking strangers so you can poach their CRs one by one
Because having one segment just isn’t enough!
Changing routes/workouts for segments
When you had a planned run but your make a last minute change so you can chase a nearby segment. I have definitely extended a portion of my workouts to complete a segment.
Strava not picking up your segment, sends you into a firey rage.
What!? That segment was on the other side of the road! You have got to be kidding me.
Using other app/programs so you can nerd out on Strava just a little bit more.
So many add-ons and plug-ins. Strava Labs, Veloviewer, Pace Motion, Race Shape…
Juicing your run
Just Stop Now! Remember Strava is supposed to be fun. Cheating takes all of the fun out of it. EPO for Strava, riding when you log as running (on purpose) driving a segment are all NOT OKAY>Keep it friendly.