Three apps that can prepare you in your next run
Whether it’s your first time running a 10k race or your 10th time, these apps will help you become better through preparing the correct way. By the time the actual race comes around, you’ll be able to cross the finish line faster and feel better physically, as long as you incorporate the lessons and tips given by each app to your training regimen.
Couch to 5K
This nice little app from Active.com can make your running life easier as it trains you how to prepare for runs that as far as 3 miles. It has 5 different audio coaches to choose from that will carefully guide you through each workout. It also tracks your pace, routes, and distance, so you can always monitor your progress. This app is great for beginners who want to build their stamina so they can last longer during races such as the CitySolve Urban Race challenge.
The app uses the phone’s GPS function in order to track a user’s distance. If this feature isn’t very important to your training, you can turn it off as it drains a lot of battery fast. If you have an old phone, one of the writers of the entertainment hub Pocket Fruity suggests that you rely on WiFi in order to save battery while using the app. Unless, of course, you keep an external battery in your pocket whenever you run – which is highly unlikely.
Those who have ample experience when it comes to running can rely CardioTrainer to track their workouts and weekly schedules. As the name suggests, the app focuses on cardio exercises to help people last longer when running. One of the best things about this app is that with each workout, users can earn “energy points” that can be used to unlock games within the app. The fitter the users get, the more features they can unlock.
Don’t worry! Ghost Race isn’t some sort of Halloween-themed app that will scare you out of your skin. Ghost refers to the term used by video games to refer to a user’s personal record. Ghost race allows runners to pick a distance that they’d like to run over and over again until they can beat their personal best. It lets users compare daily performances, as well as get audio cues alerting them of their current progress.
Do you have a personal favorite app that helps you prepare for running events? Share it with us in the comments section below!