RunKeeper


Today’s Workout
“Josh”
For time:
21 overhead Squats (95/65)
42 Pull Ups
15 overhead Squats
30 Pull Ups
9 overhead Squats
18 Pull Ups If you’re any sort of tech geek (like me) or like to keep up on the latest cool iPhone/Android apps, I’ve got a really good one for you. Actually, I first learned about this app from Alex B., who was using it while we were training for the Los Angeles Marathon more than a year ago (so some of you may already know about it). It’s called Run Keeper… and what it does is keep track of all of your distance-based workouts (it will keep track of all your workouts, but for me, it’s really the most fun and applicable for use running and cycling.) It does it by tracking you on it’s gps system during workouts, drawing your route on a map, and giving you instantaneous data on your run. It also allows you to select which iTunes playlist to play while you’re training. AND, every 5 minutes, this soothing voice comes on and tells you exactly how far you’ve gone and how fast you’re going.

Once it’s gathered all this data from your run or bike ride, it takes it and stores it online. And then you start to see all the other magnificent graphing, tracking and analyzing options. I haven’t played with them all, but sure I will as I spend more time with it. The only drawback I can find so far is the fact that it uses your phone’s battery power when it’s tracking you in a workout… potentially leading to phone outage (depending on how long your run is). I remember that Alex had an extra battery pack for his iPhone that he used when we were Marathon training so that he wouldn’t run out of juice.

Anyway, check it out. I think it’s pretty awesome… would love to know what you think. (OH – and by the way, it’s FREE!)

march-41

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