It’s no secret technology has really made a mark on the health and wellness industry, with an app for just about every active pursuit, especially running. Still, it can sometimes be difficult to find the great ones in this saturated market, so we’ve tracked down six of the best in the app store now.
There’s no need for a fancy fitness tracker with all of these running apps – just hit ‘start’ and run like the wind! Read on, run warriors…
The 5 running apps you need
1. Strava Run
Track your runs and rides with GPS, climb the leaderboards and follow your friends with Strava. The GPS tracking will allow you to follow routes you’ve created or found and view your activity map as you go whilst saving key statistics like distance, pace, speed and calories burned for a little bit of healthy competition.
One of the newest on the market, Biterunner will guage your running ability and provide you with a running program to get you covering a 5km, 10km or 21km distance in no time. With 14 comprehensive running programs to choose from and over 250 recipes, you can have your cake and eat it too without having to worry about planning delicious and nutritious meals between sessions. At the moment, BiteRunner is only available for iPhone users but Android users should keep their eyes peeled.
Download the iPhone app here
3. Lorna Jane
Looking for an active living companion? Look no further than Lorna Jane’s app to power you through every workout. Whether it be a run, walk or cycle, this app will give you all the motivation you need through wonderful words of encouragement to make sure you never give up.
To visit the Lorna Jane website and download the app for iPhone and Android, click here
4. My Asics
Asics have been at the forefront of the running game for a number of years so it’s no surprise that their running app made our list. My Asics lets you create a smart, customised training plan based off their years of research into running performance. Your plan will automatically adjust and improve as you do and will keep you on track with motivational reminders to get your daily dose of cardio.
To achieve your running goals with Asics, click here to download the app for iPhone and Android
Whether you’re just getting off the couch for a cheeky 5km, training for a 10km or are deep into training for a half marathon, RunKeeper will help get you there faster. Track your runs, walks, bike rides, training workouts and all of your other fitness activities using the GPS in your smartphone and follow training plan workouts (or create your own) with audio coaching.