Spread the Health

Our Favorite Running Apps

Just beginning your running journey? There’s an app for that. Looking to develop a training regimen that takes your personal goals into account? There’s an app for that, too. Need to get out of a rut and spice up your running experience? Well, obviously, there’s an app for that as well.

Here is the run-down (ha, ha) on the best running apps out there!

c25kC25K
Available On: iPhone, Android
Price: Free
Rating: 5 stars
Why We Love C25K:

  • A personal 5K trainer that is PERFECT for beginners (C25K stands for “Couch to 5K”)
  • Provides an 8 week program of just 3 runs per week
  • Listen to your own music as the audio coach tells you when to run and when to walk
  • Anecdotally, I’ve heard it’s gotten lots of people to love running!

nike plus

Nike+ Running
Available On: iPhone, Android
Price: Free
Rating: 5 stars
Why It’s Awesome:

  • Helps you keep track of your progress and gives you awards for achieving certain milestones (GET IT?!)
  • See how many miles your friends are running (and challenge them to a “race!”)
  • Listen to your own playlist while the app keeps you updated on your speed and distance
      • Recorded famous athletes congratulate you after your workouts

gipisGipis
Available On: iPhone
Price: Free
Rating: 4.5 stars
Why It Rocks:

  • Takes your current running stats and your running goals into account to create a personalized training program
  • Training program adjusts to the progress you make
  • Uses GPS technology to track your speed and distance
  • You can use it to train for a race of any distance!

zombiesZombies, Run!
Available On: iPhone, Android
Price: $3.99
Rating: 5 stars
Why We Love It:

  • An immersive running app that challenges you to walk, jog, or run faster to avoid zombie mobs and other zombie-apocalypse obstacles
  • Listen to your favorite music while the story unfolds through radio messages and voice-recorded instructions
  • While you run, you automatically collect supplies that you take back to “civilization”
      • Comes with 40 missions co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman

Whatever your needs may be, I’m sure one of these apps has you covered. Now get out there!

SPREAD THE HEALTH: Whether you’re a beginner or marathon-champ, there are apps out there that can keep you running throughout the year.

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