I have been a Strava user for over 5 years. Not a paid user though. So I do not know if it is really a missing feature, because it may already be one of the premium feature.
What I feel it is missing is recommended running routine.
I recently just moved, hence I am still exploring new routes, while I am recovering from the moving fatigue. I started with some short-distance run, and then went to some mid-distance.
Strava knows everything about me, including my regular weekly distance and where I usually run.
If you are a user, you may have seen something like this:
So it knows how long and where I have been running.
Then it could provide some recommendations such as:
Strava: Do you want suggestions of routes in this neighborhood?
Strava: Please select options:
– 5k or under
– 10K or under
– 20K or under
– 20K over
A user can select to explore what possible running routes nearby. We can also explore the elevation and things to look out, for example:
- I was running a new route, and did not expect such a big climb, followed by steep downhill.
- One of the new route has a few blocks without side walk.
Those information will be very useful for a runner trying new routine.