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BEYOND FURIOUS!!!!!!!

Pete1w
Pete1w

So my longest run yet(I suspect) turned out to be null and void because my £200 Garmin lost the GPS signal. Iran 7.1 km all uphill, ran down through a heavily wooded area onto the road and ran at least 5 km back. Is there anyway I can edit my run on Strava because I really need to know how far I went. My legs are telling me it certainly was the furthest I've been. What a nightmare....... The screenshot is as close as I can get the run. Thanks all for your comments.

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreHalf Marathon

On feed, goto “you”... hit the “+” top left and you can input the details. Not sure you can edit a run, but you can add and delete the erroneous one.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon

Strava will only record a run where there is gps. But didn’t it show the full run on Garmin Connect?

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Oh No that is the worst nightmare!!!! You CAN edit on Strava. I have done this in the past when my Garmin played up. Very odd that it lost the signal thats pants :(

I have a confession to make. I've looked at the spot where the GPS "lost signal" and I distinctly remember I got a bit too hot so I removed one of my tops. It may be possible I ACCIDENTALLY pressed the run button therefore pausing/stopping the run. WHAT A LEMON I AM..........

homlyme
homlyme in reply to Pete1w

Easy mistake have done same thing in the past

linda9389
linda9389Administrator

That's a great run and that's what really counts. Add it manually to strava as others have said - and put your screenshot of the route with it as a photo, then it's all there for future reference.

Pete1w
Pete1w in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda. After many attempts I found a site that allowed me to track my run and measure the distance. The final few yards were quite painful so I think at least 2 rest days are required..

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Pete1w

You should also be able to track (and measure) runs with Strava, Mapmyrun and Rungo. Probably lots more apps too!

In strava (on a laptop), it's under Dashboard then My Routes then Create New route. I use it a lot to work out new routes before I set out. You can follow roads/paths (and I find Strava knows about more paths than MMR in my area) or you can set it to manual and plot your own route. It calculates distance as you plot your route, and you can also check elevation too!

Taking it a step further, you can download a GPX file of the route you made in strava and import that into Rungo. Rungo is then useful for giving you directions on the move while you run, and for showing a red dot/line of where you have run which is handy if you end up off track :)

You maybe didn't need to know all that .. but you never know, one day it may be handy :D :D :D

Pete1w
Pete1w in reply to linda9389

Thank you for the exceptionally detailed reply 😁😁. Is the dashboard feature available on the basic(free) version of Strava?

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Pete1w

Haha :D

Yes, all free. I don't pay a bean for any of those apps :)

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

You can measure it on goodrunguide too

I’ve clicked my watch off when peeling my jacket off too 🙈

Pete1w
Pete1w in reply to misswobble

It's not something I intend to do again anytime soon. The ironic thing is I only ran for another 10 minutes before I put it back on again..

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

the tech is more annoying than the running, that's for sure

Pete1w
Pete1w in reply to misswobble

And to think all this technology is supposed to make our lives easier.🤔🤔

Lordi
LordiMarathon

Tell me about it. According to Strava I've never run a marathon! Remember kids - Start your watch whilst in the start pen. I was about 30m short of 42,198m somehow!

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

You can edit a gpx file manually and upload it wherever you like to record your runs, but it requires faffing around with coordinates and is a real pain and super time consuming to get right. It's not really worth the effort, to be honest! Especially as you'll be bashing long runs out fairly regularly from here on in 🙂

Pete1w
Pete1w in reply to Sqkr

As I am the most useless person alive when it comes to all things computer related I think I'll give that a miss. But many thanks for the advice 😁😁

Off you pop to Our Cow Molly and have some Parkin Ice Cream by way of consolation

Pete1w
Pete1w in reply to GoogleMe

Now that sounds amazing......

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