If you’re on the lookout for some useful and innovative apps to take your running to the next level, then look no further. Here we’ve listed and explained some of our favourite running apps that can help take your workouts to the next level!
If you’re taking part in monthly Race At Your Pace challenges by running, these apps could be for you!
Race At Your Pace
The perfect virtual running app is our very own Race At Your Pace app. It makes it so easy to enter your challenge, add progress, manage your challenge details and so much more – all from the palm of their hand!
To track your challenge progress you can either add in your miles manually, or connect your Fitbit, Strava or Apple Health to your Race At Your Pace account. It’s then so simple to tap to add in the miles and steps you’ve covered each day. Check out our dedicated app page and quick guides to find out more about getting started on our app!
The Race At Your Pace app is also fantastic if you’re taking part in a challenge as a group. You’ll be able to access the group leaderboard to see how everyone is getting on, and also to see your miles contribute to the group total!
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Strava – Tracking App
Strava is often the favoured tracking app for cyclists, swimmers and runners alike. The app is used by both experienced athletes and those who just enjoy a leisurely jog, providing the essential GPS tracking, average pace and a wide range of other metrics that’ll help to keep tabs on your performance.
Unlike other tracking apps, Strava also tracks your pace throughout different segments of your run and allows you to compare your time to other runners/cyclists who have covered the same route. This aspect makes the app particularly suited to competitive runners who want to compare their performance against friends or other runners within their area.
One of its unique benefits is its goal tracking feature that enables athletes to set themselves goals and track their progress as it happens. This is useful for those training for an upcoming one-off event.
Remember, this app will integrate with the Race At Your Pace app too!
Nike+ Run Club – Coaching App
Nike+ Run Club is especially helpful for those taking part in our monthly running virtual challenges. It’s the ultimate tool for improving your running, pushing you all the way to help you get the most out of your workouts. The app is tailored to you and provides audio-guided running workouts from Nike’s specialist coaches, elite athletes like Mo Farah, and entertainers like Kevin Hart, all of which are designed to improve your strength, endurance and speed.
Runtastic – Motivational App
If you easily get bored during your workouts, this could be the app for you. Not only is Runtastic a reliable tracking app, but it helps to keep your mind occupied and motivated while you run. Its ‘Story Running’ feature allows you to download Story Runs (podcast-style tracks) that encourage and motivate you throughout your workout. These stories include compelling content and are specifically designed to motivate you while working out.
Other cool features of the app include its ability to gather weather and temperature information to help you schedule the best time for your runs, and its Auto-Pause feature automatically pauses a session when you stop running to help make sure all data recorded is accurate.
MyFitnessPal – Weight Loss App
MyFitnessPal is perfect for those wanting to lose some weight through running. It tracks the calories you’ve burnt and you’re completed runs in one place, letting you know exactly how many calories you have left before you reach your daily individual goals. Your progress will be displayed on a chart, providing a visual representation of just how far you’ve come since you started working out.
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