Training with Technology
There are many different applications with different purposes that can help you train or just to become healthier. Here is a collection of a few of my favorites:
MapMyRun is a site in which you can track your run results from any computer, no special devices needed. Track distance, see your run from an aerial view with Google Earth integration, and share your runs with friends. If you have the Apple platform, you can also download iMapMyRun and track the route as you go.
MP3 Player training is becoming very popular. Using podcasts such as MotionTraxx, you are able to chose a program that is set to a specific pace. For example, if you want to run a 7 minute mile, you chose the track that pounds out beats in which your feet should respond to get you at a 7 minute mile pace.
Endomondo - An app for Andorid and Apple devices that uses your GPS to track your run.
- An app for Andorid and Apple devices that uses your GPS to track your run.
MyFitnessPal and Fat Secret both contain ways to track your calories, fat intake, sugars, sodium, carbs, and exercises. If you go with Fat Secret, both the Apple and Android platforms support the App Calorie Counter. You can even scan the bar codes of foods you eat to keep a record of what was consumed. Both of these programs are free.
Read more about specific nutrition in this PDF document HERE.
Additional Articles for Nutrition:
Diet and Nutrition for Runners
Food for Runners
Running Times Magazine has lots of good information on running technique, training information and diet.
Men's Health: Running FAQ's for Beginners.
Livestrong is a great source for anything related to diet, exercise, fitness, and meal planning.