Athletes Unfiltered – Strava Podcast
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Are you looking for a little extra motivation on your next run or bike ride? In Athletes Unfiltered, you’ll hear from a runner who loses his sight and discovers a new community. A drummer who passes up the after party so he can get up early to ride bikes with his fans and connect in a way he never could from on-stage. A mountain biker who watched the trails he loved burst into flames and then created an app to help rally his community around rebuilding them. And along the way, we’ll tackle some of the big, scary questions every athlete has to find answers to. Why am I doing this? Am I getting too old? Will I ever run again? The answers these athletes give might just help you find some of your own.
||CleanGoing Farther Together||In this episode, we show how sport can help us overcome self-doubt, help us make new friends and face up to problems we could never overcome alone. We’ll introduce you to Ernest Gagnon, who struggled with his weight, until the cycling community helped||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Better With Age||In this episode, we speak with three athletes who are getting better with age. Gene has run 200-milers and has a marathon PR of 2:54:23 - the fastest ever run by a man in his 70’s. Patricia Berthelier learned to ride a bike at 38 and now, in her 60’||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRising From the Ashes||Three stories of people who were faced with overwhelming adversity and how they persevered. We’ll introduce you to a mountain biker who’s rebuilding trails after the California wildfires, an army veteran who battled cancer and a broken femur to get||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Everything Turns Upside Down||Imagine being a world-class trail runner one moment, and then the next thing you remember is waking up in a hospital bed, surrounded by unfamiliar faces telling you that you may never run again. That’s Hillary Allen’s story, which kicks off our firs||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
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It has a long way to go
The awesomeness of the Strava app created high expectations for this podcast that unfortunately were not met.
This feels more like the first time somebody tried to make a podcast, rather than the well designed and well constructed experience of the Strava app. Most memorably, the narrator sounds like she was reading a script and regularly injected artificial inflections that detracted from the listening experience. I had to turn it off ten minutes into the episode.
Strava is definitely into something with its subject matter and I would love to see this improved. But like any endurance sport it will take a lot of practice before it’s ready for prime time.
Want to hear from athletes not narrator
Cool concept but horrible execution to start. There were, what seemed to be, amazing stories but the narrator’s cut ins and basically stating emotions for a person ruined the human element. I’d suggest letting us hear directly from the athletes and not just snippets with overlay of how it was interpreted by the host.
As a new runner, I was hoping to fall in love with this podcast, but it is definitely NOT up to the standards I expect from Strava. It’s stale, and you can “see” them reading from a paper, script, cue card, whatever. It feels very unnatural. I’m hopeful that everyone’s criticisms will be taken into consideration and that Strava will continue to improve this amazing opportunity for such an inspirational outlet!