By NATALIA HAWK
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about how I was becoming a runner. And I called for help in the comments, because I evidently know nothing about how to become a runner (otherwise I would have been one already, right?).
And help came in the form of hundreds of comments, many of which mentioned amazing fitness apps for turning one from a couch potato and into the kind of marathon runner to rival Usain Bolt.
I’ve gathered some of the app recommendations – plus a couple of my own – into this handy-dandy post. So when you’re next struggling for motivation, you can download any of the below. Some are running-specific and some are generally helpful with fitness. And if there’s any I missed – tell me in the comments. I want to download them.
1. C25K ($1.99)
How could I write a post about fitness apps and not include C25K? It’s the original and the best – a 9 week program designed to gradually get you up to that 5km mark. I’ve been using it for many years but have never actually completed the 9 week program. I’m feeling like 2013 is the year I finally hit that magic 5km.
2. Podrunner mixes (free)
If you’re sick of listening to the same Ministry of Sound album over and over again – you need Podrunner. There’s a free and a pro version, both of which offer you very decent workout music mixes with a decent tempo for running/cycling/table tennising.