Track Your Runs: Best Apps For Runners

Just getting into the swing of this running thing? Been running and just looking for ways to track your progress? Well here’s a few apps that will help you out. Many people ask me what I use so I decided to share. Here’s 4 apps that I found most useful and helpful.

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5K Runner – This was the first application I downloaded when I started running. I found it pretty helpful. You follow a 8 week program that gets you running your first 5K successfully. The specific running instructions is what made the app so helpful. It allowed you to work on pacing yourself and that’s pretty difficult when you’re first starting out. After each successful week you earn new badges, way to make it fun! The pro app is only $2.99 and you can download it for iOS HERE.

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Nike+ Running – The Nike running app is pretty awesome. I started using this to keep track of all of my runs and times. It’s very easy to use and it keeps track of all of your specifuc running times (fastest mile, 5k, farthest run, longest run etc.). You can also use the coach feature if you’re training for a certain run, or use the challenge feature to challenge your other running colleagues you have as a friends on the app. The app is free and you can download it for iOS HERE. Android users can download the app HERE.

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Runtastic – Runtastic is also a pretty cool app. In addition to tracking your runs, you are able to make training plans, manually add workouts you’ve already done so you can keep track, and more. The app is free and iOS users can download it HERE. Android users can download the app HERE. If you go pro you can also enjoy features like selecting routes, interval training settings and more.

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Strava – This app tracks your running and cycling. Pretty much similar to the previous, it’s just about whichever you would rather use. You can also follow friends, do challenges, and more. The app is free and iOS users can download it HERE. Android users can download the app HERE. Of course, if you go premium, you will be able to access more features like training videos, set goals and more.

As a beginner runner, I found all of these apps pretty useful. Even as I get better I continue to use them (minus the 5K since I am past that point). They’re pretty handy and make tracking your progress much easier and accessible.

Originally published on GeekFitLifestyle.com