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Add Elevation data to the Training Calendar

Travis Robison
suggested this on March 09, 2012 04:02 PM

This feature would bring elevation data to your training calendar and would show the same yearly and monthly breakdown. 



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Alistair R.
Yes please - I'm training for a hilly sportive and it would be great to be able to report performance like this
July 04, 2012 02:55 PM
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Pete Salmon

This would be great - I'd love to see how much climbing I've done per month and year in total.

August 11, 2012 09:16 AM
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Sandy Legge


November 29, 2012 12:37 PM
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Davin C.

While it would be cool to have the totals, you should be careful about relying on raw GPS or Strava's revised elevation estimates for elevation as they almost always exaggerate the total. An obvious example of this is the way that Strava looks up elevation data: if you go over a bridge, it uses the elevation values for the ground below, so it essentially logs that you went down a hill and then back up, when in reality you were simply continuing straight across the bridge. Something with a quality barometer like the Garmin 500 will return accurate info.

January 08, 2013 08:55 AM
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Espen S.

Yes, please. Many set climbed meters as a personal goal. 

January 23, 2013 03:57 AM
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Charles V.
This is the only data point I track off of the site. Please add this!
February 23, 2013 12:47 PM
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Daniele P.

Today I entered Strava Customer Support to ask for this feature, then I noticed it was already requested.

Simply, it would be useful. Espen up here is right: you have to consider that many of us choose the climbed meters data as personal goal.

Thanks for your attention and good work.

February 26, 2013 07:37 AM
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Ben Raysmith

Plllleeeeeease add this feature, surely it is simple??? Also agree that could we also be able to set 'elevation goals'. 

Many thanks

May 06, 2013 01:54 PM
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John Rhodes

Add another voice for 'Total Ascent'.   Your competitor, RideWithGPS, has had this feature for some time now... 

May 06, 2013 04:52 PM
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Marco Ferrara

I would love to see this feature added.

Please, please, pretty please.

July 26, 2013 01:48 AM
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Chris Waszak

+1!  Add, plz.  OK, thnx, bye.

August 23, 2013 03:02 PM
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Paulette .

Yes please! I have a low mileage goal because I do tons of mountain bike climbing and I don't like my friends frowning at my mileage when it's the elevation gain that is worth more than the mileage.

September 30, 2013 07:56 PM
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Michi S.


October 01, 2013 12:00 PM
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Tim Clancy

I'd love to see "elevation" as an option alongside "distance" and "time" where the "Weekly Progress/Goals" option is. I think that's just a Premium feature, but I know it'd be nice to be able to bounce back and forth weekly between distance and climbing goals as opposed to just tweaking how far or long you aim to ride week after week.

October 09, 2013 03:43 PM
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Ron Buchanan


October 16, 2013 10:41 AM
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Matthew Walker

Another vote for elevation in Training Calendar tab,

I tried to look back on my 2013 totals after the end of the year and I had to add up the monthly totals to get elevation :(

- Matthew

January 01, 2014 11:26 AM
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Cameron Harris

+1 please.


The data is already available on the Training Log view, so should be simple to add to the Training Calendar? The benefit is that I can see an entire year in a single screen.

I'm happy to test.


March 05, 2014 08:20 PM
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John Chapman

Another vote for this option along side of the current ability to measure weekly progress in hrs of training or distance ridden. Elevation gained per week is just as important to most cyclists.

March 24, 2014 02:54 PM