Learn how Insights can help you analyze your run.

Updated over a week ago

What are Insights?

Stryd Insights can help you isolate trends over time.

Running Insights are generated partially from your Stryd running metrics and partially from your own notes and feedback after completing each session. They represent the previous 90 days of data as provided through your Stryd workout log.

Stryd Insights include:

Trends: changes to your training metrics over time. These include

  • Power

  • Stress

  • Distance

  • Duration

  • Pace

  • Ground Contact Time

  • Vertical Oscillation

  • Heart Rate

  • LSS (Leg Spring Stiffness)


How do I get Insights for my runs?

In order to get started with insights, you first need to tag your activities! Tags are necessary for insights to be generated.

1. Open the Stryd mobile app


2. Go to the 'Calendar' tab

3. Scroll to an activity you want to tag

4. Tap the 'tag' icon

4. Tag the run


5. Save the activity

6. Done! You will want to add as many tags to as many runs as possible to receive the best insights.

Types of Insights

Rate of Perceived Effort Insights

When you tag a run's RPE you'll receive the Perceived Effort insight card where you can see how this run felt compared to the average of your last 90 days of running for that run type.

Feel: a scatterplot of how you rank each workout as feeling after completing the session.


Perceived Effort: a scatterplot of how you rank your perceived exertion after completing each session


Weather Insights

Stryd collects weather information from a weather service based on your GPS data at the time of your run.

Surface Type Insights

Tagging your run with the 'surface type' shows how much of your running was done on that surface type in the preceding 7 days.


Additional information is available to 'trail runs', breaking the amount of time and average wattage out into the following categories: flat running [-2 to 4% grade], uphill running [>4% grade], downhill running [< -2% grade] and hiking [cadence < 140 SPM]


Run Type Insights

Tagging your run with the 'type' can deliver a variety of insights. Below are the particular insights you receive for each run type. In addition to post-run insights, you can also compare tagged runs via the analysis tool in the calendar. Not all run types receive the same insights, and we hope to continually add to this in the future.

Recovery and Easy: will generate a 'Recovery' insight. This insight compares that day's running stress to your 42 day average stress. Typically you want to be under the 42 day average to truly recover.

In addition you can see how your power and other metrics trend among that type of run over the last 90 days.


Long Run: will tell you the % duration and % stress from long runs in the preceding 7 days. In addition you can see how your power and other metrics trend among that type of run over the last 90 days.


Run Walk: will tell you % time running vs walking as well as % running duration over the preceding 7 days.


Time in Zones Insights

The 'Time in Zones' insight generates with every run, with the top graph representing the distribution of time in zones for that particular run.

Tap on a zone's bar to see % of time and duration in that zone. Below the bar graph, you can see the % of your running duration in zone 1 across the preceding 7 days to help manage your stress. To read more on Power Zones visit this link.


Power Duration Curve Insights

The Power Duration Curve is an easy way to see how you've performed over the course of your last 90 days of training, and now you can see how a particular run compares against your overall PDC.

Below the Power Duration Curve are 'impactful run sections' which compares sections of this run against the last 90 days. Pink sections highlight where you have best effort durations, and the length of those durations and place on the curve is detailed.

Note: the run is compared to your previous 90 days power duration, and isn't a historical view of where you were at the point in time which you did the run.


Recovery Insights

When tagging your run as either an 'easy' or 'recovery' run, you'll trigger the recovery insight card. This shows 'today's stress' (including other runs that day) compared to your 42 day running stress average. If your 42 day average reflects your normal training (for instance it doesn't include a week off), then you typically want to stay below that average for proper recovery.

Training Analysis Insights

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