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Old 08-08-13, 07:22 PM
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Well------------------at least we dont walk funny after a long ride.
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Old 08-08-13, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Well------------------at least we dont walk funny after a long ride.
Who is this "we" you're talking about, Kimosabi?
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Old 08-08-13, 09:22 PM
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http://www.strava.com/activities/70834117

Score: 260. Tuolumne Meadow, Yosemite, to Tioga Pass, and down to Mono Lake and back. 40 miles, 4500 feet, from about 7 to 10,000 feet above sea level.

I can get my heart rate up more than 20 beats or the theoretical maximum for my age, so I don't put that much stock in Strava's suffer score.
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Originally Posted by icyclist View Post
http://www.strava.com/activities/70834117

Score: 260. Tuolumne Meadow, Yosemite, to Tioga Pass, and down to Mono Lake and back. 40 miles, 4500 feet, from about 7 to 10,000 feet above sea level.

I can get my heart rate up more than 20 beats or the theoretical maximum for my age, so I don't put that much stock in Strava's suffer score.
Strava does not rely on formulas or estimates... it allows you to set your own MaxHR.

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Old 08-08-13, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
Strava does not rely on formulas or estimates... it allows you to set your own MaxHR.
I forgot about that. Apparently I really did have an epic ride!
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Old 08-08-13, 10:35 PM
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Highest suffer score (last 12 months): 306

Suffer score per miles: 3.32

Elevation gain (Strava): 5465 ft
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Elevation gain (Garmin, with elevation correct enabled): 9277 ft (Note: I don't really understand the Garmin elevation correction feature.)

Tour de Cure. Long Beach, California. April 28, 2013.
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Old 11-11-14, 09:17 PM
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I did 'the Slog' near Melbourne last weekend. 150km / 5hrs / max temp 40c / HR average 157!. My suffer score was 380. I am 59 btw.
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Old 11-22-14, 10:45 PM
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I rode a century today and decided to look at my suffer score (which I don't usually do) because of this thread. My Suffer Score was Epic 530 with 361 points in the red.

I ran out of light and had to use my NiteRider lights for the last hour or so (don't think that effects the score).

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Old 01-08-15, 09:11 AM
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I'm not old enough to be in this group, hope that's not a problem. I've only started with Premium and using heart monitors and found this an interesting discussion. My highest suffer score is 123 for a charity century (relaxed pace); I got 120 for a solo metric century ....

The thing that really got my attention is the suffer score for my commutes on the new Pugsley. I've hit suffer score of 58 for an 11 mile ride; 5.27 per mile. That beast is a lot of work!
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Old 01-08-15, 04:52 PM
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I have no idea but I'm hoping ... at least a 30!
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Old 01-08-15, 04:58 PM
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Can I Strava the upcommingweek spent with my in-laws? Suffering will be off the charts.
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Old 01-08-15, 05:05 PM
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Old 01-08-15, 05:19 PM
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I have read through this entire thread and it just confuses me. Why would you track and compete over suffering rather than prevent it. I have enjoyed riding for over 40 years and had no desire to create suffering. Now if you can find a toy to gauge ecstasy and happiness, those might be goals worth pursuing.

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Old 01-08-15, 05:30 PM
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Old 01-08-15, 05:48 PM
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Did a 83 mile solo ride a couple of weeks ago suffer score 588 with 502 in the red.
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Old 01-08-15, 06:35 PM
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I use Strava, but I rarely use my HRM. My Garmin is just a fancy speedo to me. Is that why I don't see any suffer scores?
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Old 01-09-15, 02:55 PM
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So is it really worth the 60clams for "the premium" just to see how much you suffered?
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Old 01-09-15, 11:52 PM
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Most of my hardest rides are done when I am compelled to use a Polar HRM, which isn't compatible with Strava but Polar does calculate Training Load and allows configuration of training zones and Max HR.
The main difference on Training Load is that is a multi-day accummulation of stress and the recovery curve is calculated using some undisclosed formula. Maybe age related.

I took my numbers for my 2014 Tour de Cure ride (70 miles) and used the formula on the first page to calculate a theoretical Suffer Score of 353. Polar gave me a Training Load of 313.

I checked my 2013 TdC where I rode 62 miles but at a harder pace. I calculated a SS of 366. Polar whiffed on the training load, their graph showed a very different result from the 168 number.

Then I checked 2012 TdC where I overrode and blew up at 48 miles. Calculated suffer score 312, Polar training load 651.

A real Suffer Score is nice consolation when you just can't make the wheels go fast but you know you got an A for effort.
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Regarding the paid subscription - as a 55-64 age Athena rider, I like filtering by age and weight. I also like seeing the power calculations. It's fun to do the ride data post-mortems.
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Suffer score 76
Distance: 24 miles
Time: 2:15
Temp: -4F to -10F
Suffer score per mile: 3.2
Bike: Surly Pugsley

I would like to say, Strava Suffer Score just does not capture the suffer of sub-zero riding. That was a challenging.

(footnote - I'm not old enough to post in 50+, but I can see it from here)
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Originally Posted by irwin7638 View Post
I have read through this entire thread and it just confuses me. Why would you track and compete over suffering rather than prevent it. I have enjoyed riding for over 40 years and had no desire to create suffering. Now if you can find a toy to gauge ecstasy and happiness, those might be goals worth pursuing.

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This falls under the "if you have to ask, you're in the wrong group or thread" category.
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Ok, so I had to pay $6 and then cancel my subscription just to see my scores. My highest one is 306 for a 84 miles ride with 5,500 feet of elevation. But the highest one per mile was a 14.3 mile ride up Mount Rainier, 3,071 feet of elevation and a suffer score of 8.75 per mile. Now, I have a run, yes run NOT ride, of 5 miles with a SS of 25.4 per mile.
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Old 02-22-15, 09:15 PM
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Old 02-23-15, 08:30 AM
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Suffer score??? IMO suffering when you dont have to is stupid. That is the main reason I ride recumbents. Recumbents equal all gain and no pain.
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Suffer score??? IMO suffering when you dont have to is stupid. That is the main reason I ride recumbents. Recumbents equal all gain and no pain.
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