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FIELDWORKING
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6/26/13 11:32 A

At the site, you can find the workouts you've entered. The route you took will show up, along with the map of your route and all the details of your workout. You can create routes and find other routes in your area. There are training plans too. I don't really use the site except to look at the map of my route on a bigger screen. I enter my time and distance here too.



ELIZABETH5268
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6/26/13 10:42 A

Fieldworking, I ended up downloading RunKeeper and it worked better than MapMyRun. I'm not sure what the difference was or what went on that day to make MapMyRun stop twice and screw up my tracking. I have not gone to the site to see if it kept anything. I always get on here and enter it but usually for the distance (training for a 5k) and use my Polar heart rate monitor for the calories which I then enter here too. Ididn't know they had a site, what can you all do on there?



NANLEYKW
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6/25/13 9:35 P

Zombies, Run! is awesome. I highly recommend it! You play your own music with that app, too, fwiw.



FIELDWORKING
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6/25/13 5:45 P

Elizabeth5268 - The only problem I've had with mapmyrun is that when I start recording, sometimes it will tell me that I've gone 0.12 miles when I have only taken 2 or 3 steps. So, I'd discard and start over. I don't run but, like mapmywalk, I can track my route, announces when I've gone a mile, how long it took me, etc. I like that it shows the elevation change, calories burned, pace, and speed. I like comparing what it tells me I burned to what this site tells me. Did you go to the mapmywalk website and see if your workout showed up there?



SURFMONKEY17
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6/25/13 4:26 P

I use the interval timer Seconds by Runloop on my iPhone. I can program the intervals I want. It is free, but there is a paid version as well that will save the intervals for you to use next time. I always change up my intervals anyway, so the free version works well for me. It runs in the background too, so I can also run Nike+ at the same time to track my distance. Very happy with it so far (only been using it a week).

I have been wanting to try the Zombies, Run. I see they now have another version now too for 5K training. I think I will be downloading those on payday. :)



ELIZABETH5268
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6/25/13 4:03 P

That is a great idea for an app! HAHA!



HEALTHYFOREVER4
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6/25/13 3:42 P

I'm actually not a Runkeeper fan. I use Endomondo. The pay version allows you to set up interval workouts. Also, if you like running games, Zombies, Run! is great! You can't choose the intervals, but they are interval workouts, and honestly, what would make you want to run more than the thought of your brains getting eaten by a zombie? lol

Edited by: HEALTHYFOREVER4 at: 6/25/2013 (15:42)


ELIZABETH5268
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6/25/13 3:17 P

This Runkeeper sounds good!

I used c25k and eventually upgraded to the pro version for $1.99 so I could run it in the background. I also have MapMyWalk which helped me when I wanted to map the distance of 5k in the neighborhood I just moved too. I like it but the last time I used it the app stopped for no reason and messed up my run, still ahven't figured out what was wrong with it. When it works though I love it. Tells me distnace, announces when I hit a mile and what my average speed per mile was, etc.



FIELDWORKING
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6/25/13 2:43 P

I use mapmyrun. You can track more than running. You can run it in the background, at least it says you can. I have chatted on the phone while I it ran, but I didn't try to play music.



PIPPISMILES
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6/24/13 10:24 P

Runkeeper is a great app. I also have the Nikeplus app, and it's also pretty good. If you've just started running, the C25K app is great because it tells you exactly when to walk and run, however, I don't think you can program it. You have to follow what they have laid out. But it's free!



NANLEYKW
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6/24/13 3:23 P

You can definitely set Runkeeper up to alert you for different intervals. You can set a warmup and cooldown period of 5 minutes each, and you can set intervals of whatever length you want for slow, steady, or fast. (You just have to know that "slow" means "walk" and "fast" means "run.")

I use the Android version, so I don't know the specific steps to set it up on an iPhone, but on mine, you tap where it says Workout (by default, mine says "None" underneath that). Then scroll to the bottom of the list of workouts that come up. (I have a bunch that I've saved, and I don't remember if it comes with any already listed, so you might not have to scroll.) You'll see Create New Workout--tap that. Then there's a field to enter a name of the workout--when I was doing C25K, I named each workout whatever the week was. Then you add intervals by tapping Add Interval. If you're doing 15 minutes running, 1 walking, 15 running, 1 walking, you can just enter the 15 and the 1 once and say you want to repeat those intervals. Then there are checkboxes for Warm Up and Cool Down, so you can check either or both of those to include them. Tap Save Workout, then select that workout in the workout list, and you'll be good to go!

I've been using Runkeeper for over a year now, and I love it, so I hope that helps!



HEALTHY-SPARK
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6/24/13 2:27 P

I'm a new runner, and would like to get an app on my phone to help give my cues while running intervals of my own choosing. For example, I would love to have an app that allows me to set reminders for 5 mins (warmup), 15 mins (run), 1 min (walk), 15 mins (run), etc..and something that runs in the background while I am playing my own music.

I downloaded the free runkeeper pro, but if this app can do that, I haven't figured it out. Anyone tried using Ultratimer or any other apps that might have a feature like this?

Comments? Suggestions? I'm all ears!



 
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