The information age has provided us with brilliant tools and technology that has allowed us to communicate with the word, be entertained and enlighten our minds. One such piece of technology to come from the digital era is Strava.
Just in case you’ve been living under an actual rock for the last few years, Strava is a GPS based app which tracks, monitors and records your athletic performance – primarily cycling and running.
Since the launch in 2009 Strava’s popularity has skyrocketed and spread amongst the active community, both professional and amateur. Not only does it record your stats, but for many riders, it’s their primary form of competition, thanks to leaderboards which rank performances on pre-set segments.
Used liberally, Strava can be an excellent motivation and there are tonnes of useful tools available – but as with most good things, there is such a thing as ‘too much’.
Not sure if you’ve become overly dependant on the little orange universe in cyberspace? We’ve listed the symptoms of a ‘Healthy’ Stravaite, and a ‘Bordering on Obsessive’ Stravaite. So, settle down on the couch and tell us about your Strava usage…