New ways to highlight your best runs

When a friend asks you, “How was your run?” there’s usually a lot more to share than just how far and how fast you ran. Maybe it was a slog along a muddy trail by a river, or maybe it was hilly race on country roads in the rain. Now you can share those details on Smashrun.

Let’s say you’re feeling pretty good about your last run. The first step is to click the like button. Liking your own run will alert your friends that you’re feeling pretty good about it, and it will show up in their notifications feed. Then you can add tags to fill your friends in on the details. 

But, let’s say you’re not feeling that great about a run. It’s not a bad run per se, maybe it’s just the kind of run you don’t want to bother your friends with. For example, a short recovery run where you took a long break in the middle for a visit to a public restroom. If you click the new “No Social” tag, the run will disappear from the social feed entirely. 

Note: If you have social disabled, this is entirely unnecessary because all your runs are private.


When you’re tagging a run you feel pretty good about using any of the tags on the tag popup will modify your notification. When the algorithm can figure out a way it will combine the tags to come up with a meaningful notification.

Here are just a few examples of the kinds of notifications you can create:

(hard + no sleep + parkrun)


(muddy + hill repeats + new shoes)


(a 26.2 mile run tagged with scenic + riverside)



We also put out a few recent bug fixes…

  • Fix for the 1st week of the month calendar bug (sorry about that)
  • Fix for km/mi switch when a user is logged out
  • Fix for “Run location sometimes now showing up”
  • Streak now displays correctly in the user profile popup
  • Fix for some Garmin runs which weren’t syncing correctly
  • Show confirmation before unlinking an account that is still importing run details
  • Fix for splits showing up in miles in the Facebook share image when account is set to KM
  • Fix for a rare issue importing some FIT files





On the top right of the tag section. There’s a button labeled “Add” to add new tags. This will add additional tags to the default tag options.

Alan Sewell

Thanks! I’d used the “Add” button in the past but didn’t remember the cloud tag popup.

Jim Clemens

Chris – Is there a way for a user to see their own “is feeling pretty good” notifications. I am always interested to see what the algorithm comes up with when I click the “Like” on my own runs.


You know, there isn’t actually. Maybe I could show it when you hover over your own like button. I went pretty crazy with all the combinations, and to be honest I’m a little disappointed they don’t get user more. But, part of that might be because there’s no visibility into your own liked run/tag combos.


Chris–I like the tags and can easily figure out how to add or use a new tag. What if we want to drop a tag from the default list that appears on the daily run page…i.e. I somehow have “Runventure” as a tag and will never use it. Can I remove it from my list? Thanks for a great site, FYI!


What exactly is a “runventure”? Is that like going out at 2a.m. in 7degree F. temps?


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