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The Best Running App for the iPhone

The Best Running App for the iPhone

For those of you who, like me, like to explore running apps~ I have found one that works incredibly well with my iPhone 5 AND my Polar Bluetooth heart rate monitor AND my Motorola 305 wireless headphones. After trying many very adequate apps, I have settled on the ismoothrun app because it works seamlessly with my equipment.

Additionally, it has a ghost run feature so I can train against my own times over certain courses. The app uploads to many different programs for tracking your runs at home and has a feature to set interval runs with rest and activities programmed. Each of these items is important for me so I invested the $4.99 (now 5.99) and have loved it for over a year.

Other programs either did not integrate well with the equipment that I mentioned or was missing a feature that’s important to me.

Top 10 Running Myths

Top 10 Running Myths

(from outsideonline.com) 1. Max Heart Rate Matters The formula has been used for more than 40 years as a quick and easy way to determine heart rate-based training zones. Since its inception in 1970, however, it’s come under fire for its potential to be wildly inaccurate, leading athletes to seek other ways to determine howContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

I’m not sure when it happened, but there’s definitely been a paradigm shift in our runs since we started trail running with our dog Scout…