Despite the massive surge of fitness professionals promoting HIIT and other whizz-bang new exercise styles, running is still widely popular. And why not? You just put on your running shoes and head out. To help you monitor the training plan there’s often no better place to turn than a running app. You can find plenty of them but these three here are the most popular running apps today.
This great app offers a fully featured GPS tracking service and is great for everyone who likes competition – you’ll compete against your mates! Strava shows you a feed of your friend’s most recent exercise so that you can set challenges, such as longest distance run in 30 days. And it’s FREE!
MapMyRun is one of the original and very popular apps for mapping running routes online. This is especially practical if you are in a new destination. Follow a trail of your previous routes on screen or nearby routes generated by other runners. Again, it’s FREE!
This app is great for upping the ante because the exercise plans are created by expert coaches. You can share activities with your mates and compare your results. And yes, this one is free FREE as well!