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Elevation gain/loss (Read 154 times)

Ari D


    Is there a way to track elevation gain and loss, just like pace, time, and distance?

     

    I know that the map will display elevation gain/loss.

    Is there a way to track it so it can be measured and graphed on a weekly/monthly basis, just like pace, time and distance?

     

    And, is there a way to enter the elevation into the summary manually, without drawing a map?

     

    Thanks!

    mr-fish


      Sorry for an unhelpful "me too" response..., but I too would be very interested in this.

       

      (At least until I see how my stats pale in comparison to my friends running in the mountains...)

       

      Is there a way to track elevation gain and loss, just like pace, time, and distance?

       

      I know that the map will display elevation gain/loss.

      Is there a way to track it so it can be measured and graphed on a weekly/monthly basis, just like pace, time and distance?

        It is kind pointless as the elevation is way off even with the correction.  I did hill repeats yesterday and RA reports 1670 vs 1000 ft on garmin connect.

          It is kind pointless as the elevation is way off even with the correction.  I did hill repeats yesterday and RA reports 1670 vs 1000 ft on garmin connect.

          It depends a lot on gps being used as well as accuracy of underlying map data. For the mountains, I've found my data reasonably useful, but that's confirmed with contour lines or bench marks. Rolling hills, my data may be about 10ish% high, depending on the day and whether rollers or bigger ones. But 600 vs 700ft gain in a 1.2 hr run doesn't make a lot of difference when doing 5000+ft vertical in a week. (some do 5,000-10,000ft in a day)   (My old FR305 used to manufacture hills and provide 500ft of uphill on an abandoned rr, and 1500ft on rollers that should be closer to 500ft.)

           

          I think it would be nice if elevation were a field in the summary information, something you can hand enter or override if necessary. I've used it in my own data for 10+ yrs and one of the reasons I use ST for my main downloads.

           

          I'm not sure that amount of climb is that important for someone training for typical road race, but it's a major part of volume for those running hilly trails.

           

          And there's lots of other parameters that might be useful to people. Where do you stop?

          "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog

            Mark me down as someone who would like to see elevation gain as a measured and tracked stat.

             

            This past week I was in Montana and ended up with 10,000+ feet of elevation gain including 5,000' in one 16 mile hike, and that was a lot different than if I had put in the same miles here in Texas where I live.  Would be interesting to at least be able to generate a report to see those numbers.

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            Current PR's:  Mara 3:48:09; HM 1:43:26; 10K 43:59; 5K 21:27

              There is a growing interest in trail running, it would be desirable to add a summary for the elevation gain.

               

              Is there a way to track elevation gain and loss, just like pace, time, and distance?

               

              I know that the map will display elevation gain/loss.

              Is there a way to track it so it can be measured and graphed on a weekly/monthly basis, just like pace, time and distance?

               

              And, is there a way to enter the elevation into the summary manually, without drawing a map?

               

              Thanks!