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5/7/11 1:23 P

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For your phone not "slapping around as you exercise", probably you need this:
Tuenbelt sport armband
shop.endomondo.com/collections/all/p
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You can also find it on amazon and ebay.
It is also available with a heart rate monitor in combo.
I have seen some people's photos here on sparkpeople, I am also thinking to buy one, as I am tired of keeping my phone in my hand.

I have a Nokia N8, I record my track with endomondo, and play music, and make photos of things I like during the run.

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5/7/11 1:20 P

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Hi Donginzu,

I use endomondo.com to track my running. It uses your devices built-in GPS to track the route, then when there is an internet connection, it can be uploaded. It looks amazing to watch my running paths on wide screen google satellite images.

It also tells speed, calories burned, time, and with a bluetooth heart rate monitor, also the hear zones.
It can be downloaded for iPod/iPad/iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, etc. almost any device. So if one changes device, the app is still there. There are free and pro versions of the app, I only use the free, and it is already excellent.
They have also downloadable training programs, and music collections for running in their shop.

For training programs on running, I recommend to check out
www.runnersworld.com/ .
They have excellent training programs from beginners to marathon.

Then I recommend this two blog posts from Get-Fit-Guy:
How to start running getfitguy.quickanddirtytips.com/how-
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-start-running.aspx

What to eat before and after exercising getfitguy.quickanddirtytips.com/what
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5/4/11 10:51 A

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Hi Fearless - thank you so much for answering and all the info. My iPod is a Nano so no apps there, but I'll check out the podcasts you mention. I usually only listen to knitting podcasts, so this will be a change! Husband has an iPod Touch though. I had seen the Get Running app and I think that's the one we may end up trying, especially as it looks like more than one person can track data on it. Now ... to actually get my butt out the door and moving ... which always seems to be the biggest hurdle!

Thanks again for the help. All the best to you!

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5/2/11 5:51 P

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Hi Donginzu, Congrats on starting the C25K program!

I'm not sure about any Android apps but I can recommended some iPod ones. My fiance has an iPod Touch and he is using an app called Get Running which he really likes. I think that it was about $2.50.

I don't have an iPod Touch - I use an iPod shuffle when I'm out on my runs (like you I don't think I would like a bulky phone moving around in my pocket). I use a podcast called "Couch to 5k" by a guy called Lestyn Lloyd. It gives you cues about when to run and when to walk. There is no music to it but there is a very similar one by Robert Ullrey called "Podcasts for Running" which has dance music playing if you prefer that.
Also, if you go into iTunes and search for C25K or Couch to 5k etc there will be quite a few that come up.

If you like podcasts in general my favorite running one is called Phedippidations, but again there are heaps out there.


I hope this helps! Good luck with your running!

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5/2/11 12:06 P

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Hi all - husband and I are thinking about giving this a go. I see a bunch of info out there with various sites, apps, etc, but wondered if anyone had a direct recommendation (or non-recommendation) for a particular app? I have a Droid phone (but don't have music on it) and an iPod. Can't imagine having my phone slapping around as I exercise, but that's the way the only person either of us know personally does it. Would much rather have something on my iPod.

Appreciate any info/suggestions you may have.

Komen MD Race for the Cure 5K, 10/23/11 - 34:15.5 (11:03 pace, 118/219 in my age bracket)

Celtic Solstice 5 miler, 12/17/11 - 56:48 (11:16 pace)

Clydes 10K, 4/15/12

Frederick HM, 5/6/12

Baltimore HM, 10/13/12


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