Tuesday, October 30, 2012
i'm the runtastic user of the month!
This month I've been honoured to be named user of the month over at the runtastic blog. Runtastic is the app I use on my Blackberry to track my distances, times and splits when I train. Of all the apps I've used it's by far the best and the most accurate!
I'm not a very technical person but I do geek out a bit when I see my running stats :) It is immensely satisfying to have some stats to measure your progress with, especially when you're training for a big event. You can see your average speed for the whole run and then a breakdown per kilometre, which is always really useful and interesting - I always seem to pick up speed around 5km! At the end of each session you can record interesting details like the weather, the surface/terrain you ran on, your feelings about the run (there's a variation of smiley faces to choose from, including one with a bandage on its forehead!). You can also view an elevation graph and a GPS map of where you ran, which I always like to see as well! The app also provides you with splits - and you can choose from 0.5km, 1km, 2km, 5km or 10km. All the split options are available on the full Pro app or you can get the free Lite app which has a limited selection of the features.
The runtastic app saves all your session stats and you can view your history at any time. You can also share and analyse your stats online or in the forums with other runtastic users. It's rather impressive seeing the kilometres, times and calories burned over the year! I'm up to nearly 29,000 calories so far ;) The runtastic app can be used on Blackberry, iPhone, Android and Windows phones - any device that has a GPS, really.
If you would like to try out runtastic for yourself, today I am giving away 5 Pro runtastic accounts! All you have to do is follow me on Twitter and retweet this Tweet:
I will draw the five winners at random at 5pm GMT today so get retweeting! Competition is open to everyone, anywhere in the world!
Have a happy Tuesday :)