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Now that I am ramping up my training for the Derby Marathon, I'm trying to decide on how best to lay out my training schedule and record my runs.

Last year I had a brick cellphone so I would do my runs and try to remember all my turns so I could map it out afterwards. Not a very efficient system.

I got an iPhone last year and I've been using RunKeeper exclusively. I recently have been checking into other options such as MapMyRun, Nike+ or getting a Garmin watch (probably can't afford it right now). So my question is, how do you record your runs? I'd like to hear all the different ways everyone else monitors there pace/distance/calories etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:40 pm 
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If I'm planning a new route, I use mapmyrun.com for the general layout.

I record my workout with a Garmin 405 GPS watch with heart rate monitor. If I neglect to charge it, then I'll use one of three apps: runkeeper, strava, or mapmyrun.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:51 pm 
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I have used Run Keeper and mapmyrun. I think they are really about the same, it just comes down to your preference. One thing you can do with run keeper that mapmyrun doesn't have, is that you can pick a playlist to save to the app so that your music will begin automatically when you begin your run.

I have had an issue with both apps tho. They will both miscalculate time and distance every once in a while. One time it said I ran 11 miles in 50 minutes when I actually ran about 5 miles in 50 minutes. It doesn't happen often but it's frustrating when it does so just be aware of that. One thing I have found that fixes it is if you start it, let it run for a minute or two, then discard that activity, and restart it when you begin your run it usually works.

I'm not really techy or into gadgets and such. So that's really the extent of my experience with any running apps. I just run to run so these two apps work well for me. But there probably are better options for more serious runners.


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I use Runkeeper exclusively. I've looked at others, but I just prefer the website, layout and features of Runkeeper most of all. Plus, it has every run I have done since I started running two years ago (even when I tried others, I logged my runs in Runkeeper too) so that makes it easy to keep up with shoe mileage and year-long records.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:43 pm 
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I currently use my Garmin GPS exclusively now. But before I got that, I first used MapMyRun, which I didn't feel was very accurate. Then switched to RunMeter (exclusive to iPhone) and loved it! I usually get a blank stare when I say RunMeter because it is not the most heard of popular app, but I thought it was great.

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My current app of choice is Digifit. I've used over a dozen in the past. What I like about Digifit is it works with my Garmin Ant+ HR monitor and Garmin Ant+ foot pod. Also from the app I can share my run via amil, Facebook, Twitter, Dailymile, RunKeeper and several other apps. Just my app of choice for now who knows in another month.

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