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Now that the weather in most places is looking a bit clearer and the streets are melting away – it’s time to start thinking a day of exercise outside.  There is nothing better than a nice cold run outside (warm if you are in the Southern Hemisphere) instead of the germ infiltrated indoor gym.  As the cold weather holds tight outside it’s nice to have the option of sweating inside but each and every time I get outside for a run, I find I am sighing with complete peace. It’s great for the body and soul.  Hence, this week’s free (well, almost free) workout blog is going to encircle those apps to help you run.  My hope is some of you might take a short run outside and enjoy everything nature has to offer.

#1.  RunKeeper:“Join the more than 28 million people who are using RunKeeper to turn their phone into a personal trainer in their pocket! Track your runs, walks, bike rides, hikes, and more using the GPS in your iPhone.”

#2.  Zombies, Run:“You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You’ve barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan – they’re everywhere. Zombies. There’s only one thing you can do: Run!”  I’ve been wanting to try this since it sounds like so much fun!

#3. Couch25K: A run walk interval training app to help beginners to train for a 5k or just learn how to run.  Very helpful I have heard, especially the downloaded music.

#4.  5K 2 10K:  This is basically the same as #3 but is to help train for a 10K.

#5. Nike+: “The Nike+ Running App tracks your runs and helps you reach your goals — whether it’s running your first race, or setting a new personal record.”

#6: RunMeter:Useable on any device and helps with “maps, graphs, splits, intervals, laps, announcements, zones, training plans and more.”

#7. Endomondo: “The only personal trainer you’ll ever need fits right in your pocket. Whether you’re running, cycling, walking, kayaking, or something completely different, we keep you motivated, and most importantly – keep what you’re doing fun.”

What’s your favorite Running App?*

*I’d love to hear your top ones in the comment section.  Thanks.