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2020-12-22 2:58 PM
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Originally posted by alaskatri I'm curious if anyone here subscribes to the premium Strava features? Pros/cons, worth doing? As we head into a new year, I am thinking of monthly and annual goals, and I think I like the layout of their goals feature. Wondering if anyone uses that? Thanks.

I don't personally subscribe to Strava, however, I think that if you would do well with their Goals feature and their training analysis/fitness and freshness dashboard, I say DOOOO EEEETTT!

I don't pay for Strava because I am currently paying for Training Peaks and there is a bit of overlap there.

I don’t pay for Strava bc it would just be one more platform for me to ignore I don’t follow tss or whatever other performance metrics there are, I just try to follow whatever plan I have and hit the pace and distance  ( or time) numbers given. If I’m fatigued I rest either by not doing a workout or by easing the intensity . I am always interested in what my pace is or power numbers but beyond that, I let the plan do the heavy lifting on all other  metrics! But, like Janyne said, if you don’t have something with those type of features, Strava would be useful. I know that without a structured plan to follow I am very prone to being lazy, so I do need one for accountability. 
ETA: I did buy a Stryd foot pod bc I got hooked into thinking I really needed to know that metric. So far, it hasn’t been very helpful, but I hope that as I really start training for races ( whenever they happen again) that I can use that figure to help execute my races better. 
ETA x2: just realized I didn’t really answer the questioned posed! So, my new answer is, sign up if you want something to keep you accountable and help you reach your goals 

 

X3. No Strava subscription for me. I'm not doing anything remotely related to "training" at this point, so I don't need it. I agree with the others, if you would use the metrics, go for it. But at some point I believe that if you pay for another training tool like Golden Cheetah, MapMyWhatever, TP, or whatever, it would be fiscally prudent to maximize use of that tool before paying for another.

Thank you for attending my Ted Talk - Training on the Cheap




Thanks for all the input. Right now I only pay for TrainerRoad. But I log all my activities into Strava, and then thanks to Janyne, I have a setup with Fitnesssyncer that carries the data over here to BT. No other services or subscriptions. I think I'll sign on to Strava and see how it goes. It's only $60/year, so not too bad.


2020-12-22 6:36 PM
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I'm on Strava, but don't pay for it either. I use my real name if you want to follow. I may have missed this, but there is a Manatee group on it too. Some of the best people in triathlon are in that group haha
2020-12-22 7:26 PM
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I'm on Strava, but don't pay for it either. I use my real name if you want to follow. I may have missed this, but there is a Manatee group on it too. Some of the best people in triathlon are in that group haha


I already had a free subscription and am on the manatee group there, including following you. Hahaha. I just wondered whether the upgrade to premium was worth it there.

2020-12-25 4:56 AM
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Proof of Life post and an opportunity to wish all the Manatees a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc!
2020-12-25 6:59 AM
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The soon to be retiree!
I hope each of the Manatees has a Merry Christmas, a joyful Holiday, or a Happy Birthday. Or a little bit of all of the above!
2020-12-25 7:52 AM
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Merry Christmas all!Happy, happy birthday Janyne!


2020-12-25 8:28 AM
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Merry Christmas all! Happy birthday Janyne!

2020-12-25 9:01 AM
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Merry Christmas to the Manatees, some of the most inspiring people I know!!!
2020-12-25 4:34 PM
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Merry Christmas!



Happy Birthday!

Merry Christmas Manatees
2020-12-26 10:53 AM
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Trying for Christmas again today! We had no power from just before noon till 9:30 PM, so not a lot happened here besides locating and snuggling under blankets! Hope it went better for the rest of the group!


2020-12-26 3:16 PM
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Trying for Christmas again today! We had no power from just before noon till 9:30 PM, so not a lot happened here besides locating and snuggling under blankets! Hope it went better for the rest of the group!

Yikes! Was the outage weather-related? Hope today is going better for you
2020-12-26 4:53 PM
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Not sure. We weren't having severe weather when it happened, just the usual winter rain and a bit breezy. The outage was fairly local (about 500 households spread along one long, steep street that we live on a cul de sac off of and several blocks to either side). Guessing that there may have been a branch blown loose after a big wind and rain storm blew in from the coast on Monday night. It's not uncommon for them just to hang precariously and then fall suddenly when jostled a bit more, sometimes days later. It's something I'm always aware of after storms, especially when running trails!

The power company (or whoever is responsible for the property?) really needs to trim some branches. There are a couple of wooded vacant lots down the hill and tons of tree limbs are growing between the power lines there. It's an accident waiting to happen (and probably one that happened).
2020-12-27 4:54 AM
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Not sure. We weren't having severe weather when it happened, just the usual winter rain and a bit breezy. The outage was fairly local (about 500 households spread along one long, steep street that we live on a cul de sac off of and several blocks to either side). Guessing that there may have been a branch blown loose after a big wind and rain storm blew in from the coast on Monday night. It's not uncommon for them just to hang precariously and then fall suddenly when jostled a bit more, sometimes days later. It's something I'm always aware of after storms, especially when running trails!

The power company (or whoever is responsible for the property?) really needs to trim some branches. There are a couple of wooded vacant lots down the hill and tons of tree limbs are growing between the power lines there. It's an accident waiting to happen (and probably one that happened).

That makes sense -- I'm not comfortable going on the wooded trails after a windy stretch.
2020-12-27 8:25 AM
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Originally posted by Hot Runner Trying for Christmas again today! We had no power from just before noon till 9:30 PM, so not a lot happened here besides locating and snuggling under blankets! Hope it went better for the rest of the group!

I hope the second try was a success!

2020-12-27 3:28 PM
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It was, thanks! Since Dad passed away we've started a new Christmas tradition of having a salmon instead of a turkey for Christmas, so it went a lot faster! Not sure what happened to the many neighbors who may have already had birds in the oven, planning on early dinners or bigger gatherings where a large turkey was already roasting when the power went out! There were quite a few pleas for and offers of oven space over our local neighborhood site. Our neighbor had a friend coming for dinner and they ended up getting dinner to go from Denny's. What a mess!


2020-12-28 6:49 AM
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I hope that everyone had a great holiday weekend.

Some Manatee bizness here -- the 2020 thread will be archived on the 31st.  The new thread can be found here.

2020-12-28 12:13 PM
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Did we have a meet-up this AM? Just now thought about it!
2020-12-28 1:10 PM
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Did we have a meet-up this AM? Just now thought about it!


CRAAAAAP I missed it.
2020-12-28 1:39 PM
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Originally posted by Hot Runner Did we have a meet-up this AM? Just now thought about it!

I hope not, I was actually on a bike!

 

2020-12-29 6:46 AM
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Originally posted by Hot Runner Did we have a meet-up this AM? Just now thought about it!

I hope not, I was actually on a bike!

 

I thought that this would be a tough week for Zooming since our schedules are all a bit wacky.

Let's move the conversation to the new thread.  That thread is in the "staging area," so there won't be any emails from that one until this one is archived and that one goes "live/public."  That's always a bit awkward to me!



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