@Rockman, I figured I was being a little generous with my daily fitness minutes. I was smart with the calories, though. When I map my run on SparkPeople, and I only use 1 minute/1 calorie burned, do you know if that has any affect on the run logged? It shouldn't mess with my distance or anything, right? I wouldn't think so, but I don't want to go messing with my overall run stats or anything. Thanks, though, for clearing it up for me. I'm getting ready to go running now, so I'll see how it goes.
@Amy, I am not a runner, by any means. In fact, I kind of despise running. It's just not my thing. However, since using the Zombies, Run! app, I am slowly beginning to enjoy it. The whole concept of the "game" is great, you are a survivor in your very own zombie movie. I think my FAVORITE aspect of the game is that you get to create the soundtrack in which you run to. You can make it just like a zombie movie, or just put your favorite songs. I have a few of the eerie instrumental pieces from "The Walking Dead" in my playlist and it just adds to the whole experience. The zombies moaning and groaning in your ear and eerie music underneath that. It's like you're really in the movie!
As far as it being good for "walkers" (which I initially thought was a Walking Dead reference), I don't see why not. They even have a Couch to 5K-type training app. For the main app, though, there is no set pace that you have to run or walk. You have a "baseline" that you run or walk when you are not being "chased" by the zombies. And then when there are zombies nearby, you have to pick up the pace. So, if your baseline is a walk, then you would have to kick it up just a little in order to avoid the zombies. It's an awesome app, even though the initial investment might make you think twice, as I paid $8.99 for it. But, in my opinion, if it gets ME running and into better shape, it is MORE than worth it.
I hope this helps!
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