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Best Running Apps

By June 27, 2018 April 1st, 2019 No Comments
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A running app can boost you from the Couch to your first 5k, here is a list of the best apps by Deepthi Velkur

A little extra motivation is required sometimes to get up and start running. It turns out that a little technology is all it takes to boost your fitness drives. These running apps not only track your runs but also motivate and coach you. Whether you’re just starting out as a runner or a seasoned athlete, this list of running apps will assist you with the tools you require to get the most out of your miles.

Human

This running app is best to provide motivation to run and make you more active. This app helps in tracking the time spent in you being active like running, walking, and cycling and also pushes you to reach your “Daily 30,” or 30 minutes of exercise per day. Human compares your data with other nearby users which gives the runner an insight into who’s exercising nearby, so one can see how they rank against their neighbors.

Strava

If you enjoy running in a group, then Strava is the best running app for you. This app is widely popular amongst runners and cyclists. It suits both a causal and a seasoned runner. It comes with an in-depth GPS tracking, works with a variety of GPS devices, and tracks all kinds of metrics and shows your data against other runners in the same route.

MapMyRun

If your unsure of which route to take, this running app gives you innumerable running routes to choose from and there is a comprehensive tracker which records distance, pace, elevation, calories burned, and more for each run. This data integrates with a variety of wearable trackers and the My Fitness Pal app, hence throwing a clear insight into your diet and exercise regime.

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Nike + running

This running app was specifically designed for runners to track their runs, photo sharing, and audio coaching. This app goes beyond basic tracking by providing features that assist in motivation and coaching such as cheers from top athletes at the end of a race, built-in photo sharing that overlaps your run stats with a photo from your current route, and top Nike coaches guiding you via audio-based workouts along the way.

Runtastic

This running app keeps your mind occupied while running through the story running feature. You can listen to pod-cast style tracks while running wherein each story is 35-40mins long approximately the time taken for your daily workouts.

Fuel My Run

If you’re a person who runs the half or full marathons, you would require assistance to learn when to start fueling on the run which means ingesting those foil packets of gel. This running app enables you if you’re unsure of when to start taking down your energy chews or gels when to eat, swallow and repeat.

My Run Plan

This app is built for designing a training plan that best suits you. Once you’ve set your running goal and have fed this information, the algorithm will give you a complete guide on how you should train. You can reach out to certified coaches using this app for help with injuries, nutrition and more.

So what’s your favourite running app?

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Deepthi Velkur

Deepthi Velkur

Deepthi Velkur is a former sprinter who is trying her hand at various sports today. A tennis fanatic, who believes that sleep should never be compromised.