As you’ve heard me lament many a-time since the unfortunate “Garmin incident of aught thirteen”, I no longer have a way to track my splits and distance on my wrist.
I’m just going to post what’s left of my Garmin one last time.
A moment of silence please.
Luckily, the advent of smartphone apps eliminates the need for me to take stabs in the dark when it comes my distance, pace or time. One of my favorite apps is MapMyRun.
The MapMyRun app works with compatible iOS and Android phones and allows you to “record your workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route traveled on an interactive map”, which then automatically syncs with your MapMyRun.com profile.
I usually bring my phone with me on runs anyway, so this is a great way to keep track of my runs and gauge my progress.
Recently, MapMyRun added a “Challenges” functionality that allows users to set goals like “improve distance”, “get faster” and “run more.” They also incorporated challenges in partnership with brands; their most recent one is a partnership with Brooks that I just had to share when I saw it.
Brooks and MapMyRun are teaming up to rise above the run with the Transcend Challenge. One lucky participant will win a trip for two to the Rock ‘n Roll Chicago Half Marathon in July. To enter, download the app and create a profile if you don’t have one yet. Then join the challenge online and log at least ten in-app runs from February 1 through March 17. Easy peasy! Better yet, Brooks is giving away two pairs of their new shoe, the Transcend, every week. It got some pretty rave reviews in March’s runners world-
So get in the game and sign up to transcend the run with Brooks and MapMyRun!
I was neither compensated nor asked to write this review-I just thought this was a cool contest and MapMyRun is one of my favorite fitness apps!0