We had a good discussion on Strava about counting elevation. Currently it does not count your elevation but does count mileage.
Personally I would like the option to include elevation or not.
IMHO the miles are the same, but I count elevation as true gaining of altitude. I can “shift” down to simulate a climb or my smart trainer can do it for me but my body is not reaching less oxygen rich air like it would if I was truly climbing.
No big deal to me, I just would create a whole separate account for my zwift activities as I want my elevation data for the year to be legit actually climbing data.
Just thought I would bring the conversation here.