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Half Marathon Training App?

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

  1. ada0801

    ada0801 Member

    Aug 16, 2007
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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?

  2. lukacseven

    lukacseven Active Member

    Oct 28, 2003
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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

    Feb 5, 2012
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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

    Apr 1, 2004
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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

    Nov 30, 2013
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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

    Chet Dakota Member

    Aug 23, 2015
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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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