Best Apps for Runners
This program got me into running and will always hold a special place in my heart. I started the program in May, 2012 and have since run 3 marathons! It’s easy enough that anyone who can walk CAN run a 5K in just a few months time! Simply invest 20-30 minutes, 3 times a week, and, in less than 3 months, you’ll be ready to cross your first finish line.
From the very first day I started running, I’ve been using RunKeeper. It tracks your current pace and location and, once your run is over, you can see your elevation and split times. I also love using Runkeeper when I’m out hiking and have a tendency to get lost. With the map, I can always see exactly where I’m at and where I need to go! Also, watching your miles pile up every week is really motivating.
For runners who like to listen to music as they run, this app lets you select songs based on your target pace! You know how that perfect up-tempo song helps put a pep in your step? Well this app helps turn your entire playlist into your “power song!”
From the charity miles website: “Simply turn on the app, choose a charity, and press start. As you exercise, we’ll track your distance and the money earned. When you’re finished, accept your sponsorship, spread the word, and we’ll send you a note confirming your good work.” Really – doing good AND getting fit. Win-win!
For those who joke that the only time you’d run is if your life was in danger, this is the app for you! In it’s 3rd year, Zombies, Run! is just as intense as it was in it’s debut. With over 160 missions and “zombie chase” interval training courses, this app will help you become a stronger runner as audio cues motivate you by describing the brain-thirsty zombies chasing you. Their tagline: Get fit. Escape Zombies. Become a hero.
Whenever I run, I always like to make sure someone knows where I am, and installing a GPS tracker has been an easy way to do that. Before my run, I’ll turn it on and let my husband know what time to expect me back by. If the expected time has passed and he gets worried, he can see my exact location and either drive by and see what’s up or time a warm hearty breakfast for my return. Either way, it’s great in case of emergencies.
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Erica House has her Masters in Psychology and has been teaching at the University level since 2007. She is certified as a Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine as well as a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. After quitting smoking and maintaining a 50 pound weight loss she became passionate about helping others on their journey to lifelong happiness and wellness.