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RunKeeper – Tracks time, distance, elevation and more

RunKeeper – Tracks time, distance, elevation and more


I’ve been using RunKeeper to track of my training the past few months and I absolutely love it. It tracks time, elevation and pace all while graphing it out and providing mile splits.

If you’ve ever wondered why you speed up during one mile and slow down during the next, this app provides the picture answer as to why.

Because I have an iPhone, I downloaded the RunKeeper app, but if your phone isn’t compatable with any of the RunKeeper apps, you can manually enter your running route at:

If you can download the app, it is incredibly easy to use. I simply press the “Start Activity” button on the RunKeeper App, and it uses GPS to track exactly where I run. During a race, during training, or just to track distance, this gadget is a useful way to track, record and compare performances.

This data, over time, can help those training for marathons track their weak spots, and target which areas of the run to concentrate on during practice. From my race, I see that I start and end strong, but lag in the middle. This isn’t news to me, as I normally try to conserve energy during the middle of the race, but to see the numbers, provides a goal to improve those times.

Below are my splits and the map from my half-marathon in Philadelphia in November:

RunKeeper displays route, elevation, pace and milage

As a final note, RunKeeper is offering free downloading of RunKeeper PRO during the month of January. More information here.

*For the record, I have no relationship with RunKeeper at all – it’s just an awesome running app that I love using, so I thought I would share it with you!

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cimisas cimisas 5 years 20 weeks
Can Runkeeper use on an Iphone take you thru an entire half marathon? Mine dies by mile 5...could be I need a phone upgrade. Can you who use share what type of iphone u have abd does your battery last?
le-romantique le-romantique 5 years 20 weeks
RunKeeper has been my best friend since last May (when I started exercising regularly/daily.) I love the stats, and I even input manually my cardio equipment stats. My favorite feature is the post to facebook because it really motivates me to continue and proves to my family that I'm not lazy!
RunningOnCoffee RunningOnCoffee 5 years 20 weeks
Neat program for those without a Garmin.