Welcome to the Off Season! I don’t have any big race plans until 2015, which means the next 4 months are for conditioning! #1 on the agenda, increasing my run speed! I’m using two apps to help me with this. The first being Couch to 5k Free!
While I’ve been aware of the idea of couch to 5k, I cannot look at a watch and do the splits myself (you start with run for a minute, walk for 90 seconds). With this app, a lovely voice tells you when to start running or switch to walking, and tells you when you’re half way done with your workout. There is also a 5 minute warm up and cool down, which I use to run, as I’m able to do the distance, but am working on speed.
The second app I use is Run Keeper. Every 10 minutes it tells me my current distance and pace. Plus at the end of the workouts, it tells me if I’ve hit a new goal for speed or distance which is a great motivator!
What apps do you like to run with? What are you working on for fitness?