Keeping My Run
The husband and I picked up new cell phones last week. I wasn’t sure that I wanted a new phone because I really liked my EnV2 but the husband was desperate for a Droid. His phone was not working well at all, my account was available for upgrade, I had a $50 credit towards a new phone and Droids were suddenly buy one, get one free… so I said, “Let’s go for it!” The husband was tickled pink and nearly skipped to the Verizon store in glee.
I was concerned about the cost because upgrading to the Droid would mean we would need to get a data plan for my line (we already had one on the husband’s line) but we were able to make some changes to our plan and we should be paying around the same amount we were paying before. Score! We are now the proud owners of Motorola Droids.
I ordered this cutie pie case for mine –
This morning I rolled off the couch at 5:50 a.m., strapped my shoes on my feet and I was ready to go. (I have been sleeping on the couch the past few nights and the husband has been sleeping in the recliner in the living room because he hasn’t felt up to tackling the stairs quite yet. I want to be nearby in case he needs anything.) My mom was also up and about and she biked along with me as I ran. It was nice to have the company! Running felt good this morning, my legs are still pretty sore from Monday’s burpees and air squats but it felt nice to get out and get them moving.
Prior to getting this app, I had no real way to track my runs outside. I could map them out and record how long the run took me after the fact but I had no way to know my pace or how far I had gone during my run. Running outside used to be a little frustrating for me because I was accustom to seeing my pace, time and distance on the display of my treadmill. I wanted that outside! Having that information at my fingertips during my run today was fantastic! It allowed me to ensure that I was running at an appropriate pace and I was able to make adjustments during my run. Awesome! And the app saves all your information, along with a map, for you to access later, either from your phone or the website. You can even share your run on Twitter or Facebook!
Check it out!
I ran all 2.5 miles without stopping to walk. I didn’t feel the need to! I generally run at a 12 min./mile pace on the treadmill (though lately I have been trying to increase my speed) and my average pace for today’s run was 11:26 min./mile. Not too shabby considering I haven’t run outside in a long while! I felt good, really good. I actually kicked it up a notch for the last quarter mile and finished at an 8:20 min./mile pace! It was awesome. I can’t wait until the husband’s knee is well enough that he can ride his bike along with me on a run! He loves going for bikes rides so it shouldn’t be too hard to convince him!
Look, it even figured out the splits for me!
I wore my heart rate monitor as well to see how accurate RunKeeper estimated calories burned, it wasn’t too far off! It estimated 324 calories burned just during my run and my HRM determined I burned 362 total, which included a cool down walk.
Do any of you use RunKeeper? Let me know and I will add you to my Street Team!
Do you use another app to keep track of your runs?