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Half Marathon Training App?

Discussion in 'Running at WDW' started by ada0801, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. ada0801

    ada0801 Member

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    I have been training for running for about a year. I have completed a few 10Ks and run 3 miles as my normal run. Its a HUGE difference from not being able to run .25 miles when I started. My Husband and I will be running the wine and dine together and I would like to get better. He is a great runner and I am excited to run by his side. What apps do you use to improve time/pacing? I just run until I am tired, walk a bit, run some more. Its not been a real training program. Obviously I have plenty of time before November, but I would love to be completely comfortable with 13.1 by then and not have to struggle bus my way though. Any advice?

    Andrea
     
  2. lukacseven

    lukacseven Active Member

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    Have you checked the Jeff Gallowway training plans on RunDisney. They are geared towards his run/walk method, but will give you some idea of training mileage and pace.
     
  3. psherman42

    psherman42 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I use the run/walk method that's on the runDisney site. It's worked well for me with the Disney races I've done. I had never even run a 5K (I did used to play soccer but it's been years..) and signed up for the Dumbo Double Dare in 2015 lol. I don't go for time though, mostly just to finish. I use the map my run app to keep track of my pace.
     
  4. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    HalHigdon.com has apps but I just use his plans. I haven't used the actual apps.
     
  5. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    I use my Fitbit Surge which syncs with the Fitbit app. That way I can check my pace during my runs, but don't have to bring my phone with me, since the Surge has built in GPS.
     
  6. Chet Dakota

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    I used Runkeeper for the first 1.5 years of my running. I now use the Nike Run Plus app with my Apple Watch. It has a Coach where you can start a training program for a particular race distance on a future race date. I have been using the Coach for the Dark Side because I want to PR under 2hrs on the Half. The app is fine I guess, but it has some quirks that I dislike and it 'loses" a completed run that is assigned to the Training Program from time to time.
     

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