Today is National Running Day, which means it’s the perfect day to put some miles under you since we’re getting serious with #MobileFit month. One of my goals this month is to get more into running. Tonight I’ll hit the pavement with my new GT-1000 2 running shoes from Asics (Amazon.com). They’re the storm/lightning/limeade color in case you were curious. It won’t be a super long-distance run; instead I want to focus on some quality interval training. Track Runner for Windows Phone just picked up a handful of features in their recent 3.0 update, one of which was support for interval training. Full changelog after the break.
We recently covered the best running apps for Windows Phone a few days ago. You’ll want to check out that article and vote for your favorite running app. We skimmed over the new features in Track Runner, but I figured we should take a moment to look at them before I go running in a few hours.
Here are the new features you’ll find in version 3.0 of Track Runner:
- Adaptive interval training
- Improved user interface
- Support for Windows Phone 8.1
I’m really looking forward to trying out the adaptive interval training feature in Track Runner. You get a selection of workouts, like Pyramid Training and Marathon Speedwork Boost, which adapt to your training level and progress. I’m also capable of customizing the interval options to make a workout individualized to myself. Tonight I’ll try out Weight Buster interval training included by default in version 3.0 of Track Runner.
The new Pacer feature enables users, like myself, to set a goal. That goal could be running a 5 miles in 35 minutes. The Pacer will then help coach me to during the run to get that goal. You can adjust your speed on the fly so that you hit your target distance and time with the Pacer.
The user interface has been tweaked a bit in this update, and support for Windows Phone 8.1 can also be found. Hit up the Track Runner blog for more details on how the UI has been changed up.
I’m not the best runner and really don’t like it. But my biggest #MobileFit goal is to run more and hopefully appreciate it a little bit more at the end of the month. With Track Runner, I can enable Live Tracking, so you guys and gals can cheer me on virtually during the run tonight. I’ll probably be slow, but check back in a few weeks to see how I’ve improved. Later tonight you’ll see me tweet a link from my Twitter handle (@samsabri). Follow that link to cheer me on! And it’s ok to laugh a little ;)
Have any advice for me or anyone else out there wanting to run a bit more? Sound off below in the comments!
Track Runner is a free app for Windows Phone with no in-app purchases or ad banners. Run with me tonight!