Top 5 Free Mobile Apps To Keep Your Training Interesting

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Looking through the app store can be overwhelming with all that’s available for fitness nowadays. These five apps are all meant to take out the monotony and keep you engaged in your training. Not to mention, they’re all free! (Some have premium upgrades for a fee, depending on how much you want to use it).
  1. RunBetter

Enhance your training with the RunBetter app by running top race courses of all distances on your treadmill. Select from international and domestic courses, including marathon, half-marathon, Ironman, and Half-Ironman events. Run Boston, New York, Chicago, London, and many more;  The app alerts runners when to raise and lower the treadmill’s incline to mimic the experience of running the actual course.

RunBetter is free for iOS users

  1. Weav Run

Weav Run is a music app for runners. Using groundbreaking technology, hit music automatically syncs to your footsteps—in real time! Access hundreds of top songs and curated playlists by your favorite artists on the app. Run, jog, sprint, walk—we cover every tempo from 100 – 240 steps/min.

Weav Run is free for iOS users

  1. Runtastic Running Tracker

While Runtastic may seem like the average tracking application, with a built-in GPS, a Voice Coach, and running statisics, it also has a unique feature to make those long runs go by faster; users can download different “stories” for $1 each to listen to podcast-style audio, built to last as long as a typical run.

Runtastic is free for both iOS and Android users

  1. Zombies, Run! 5k Training

Zombies, Run! 5k Training is an 8-week training program and audio adventure for beginners that’ll improve your fitness so you can run a 5k distance. During 25 workouts, you’ll be trained to help find supplies and protect the town from the ever-encroaching horde of the shambling dead, in a story written by award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. While this is designed for more beginner runners, this is a fun way to make those miles less monotonous for more experienced athletes.

Zombies, Run! is free for both iOS and Android users

  1. RunCoach

Your Runcoach training schedule will take into account your current fitness level, how many days per week you can run, cross-training, and of course all the other schedule demands outside of training. It will safely build mileage and speed so you can unleash your fitness potential without risking burnout, overtraining or injury.  Your training will be customized to meet your needs; based on your goals with workouts specifically designed for you.

RunCoach is free for iOS users

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Holly's running career began in high school; after being bummed about not making the volleyball team her sophomore year, she decided to join some of her middle school friends on the cross country team. She also did track in the fall, where the 1600 m race was her niche. Since then, she has run many distance races, and is going for her first marathon at the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon this October. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2016 with a degree in journalism, and is working towards her Master in Arts in New Media and Marketing.

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