Mileage App?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mileage App?
28
Fri, 09-27-2013 - 2:58pm

What do you use for your walking/running/cycling app?

I currently use iRunner https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/irunner-running-jogging-walking/id304074554?mt=8 but wonder what else is out there that might be better.

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 8:40am

I have a spi belt for races, probaby along the same idea. I have to confess that I've never downloaded an app. I have this fear that it's going to be like Pandora's box if I do.  

http://www.spibelt.com/products/spibelt






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 8:53am

Yep, that is what it pretty much looks like. And wow on the apps-lol. I love looking through them and checking them out. 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 10:21am

I would get sucked into a black hole of apps and you'd never hear from me again!  






Avatar for StephanieOC
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-11-2013
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 11:09am
Pretty soon we'll need an app to manage our apps - lol. Or do they have that already? haha
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 1:49pm

LOL, I'd need that!






Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
In reply to: elc11
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 6:43pm

Jean, I've never raced. I've done some "charity rides" or supported rides in the past but not for a few years.

Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
In reply to: elc11
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 6:55pm

Karla, maybe you're just not old enough yet for cycling Wink. Seems like a lot of runners eventually turn to cycling because they can get an aerobic workout without all of the pounding.

And yes, bike fit makes all the difference. I have a woman-specific bike (slightly different frame geometry, and the brake levers have a shorter reach) with a woman specific saddle. A trained bike fitter helped me choose the correct frame size, then made adjustments. We spent a couple of hours on the first fit session, and I returned for 2 more adjustments after I'd gotten used to the bike. Seemingly minor things can have a big impact on your comfort and if you will develop knee pain, foot numbness etc. (and the butt pain just takes putting hours on the saddle, and chamois shorts that fit right). But once you get everything "dialed in" its awesome!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 7:40pm

Do you wear clips?  That also scares me to death. I have a 20 some year old hybrid.  When I did a triathlon, the tires were so fat, they had to give me a special bike holder because they wouldn't fit in the regular bike holders.  I like nice leisurely rides, enjoy the scenery, etc.  Traffic also scares me. Wow, I'm such a coward!






Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
In reply to: elc11
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 8:41pm

I use "cleats". The terminology is weird. The system where you slip the front half of your foot into a metal cage is called (toe) clips, the one where you click a metal part attached to the sole of the shoe into a special pedal is is called cleats. (in track racing they use a hybrid of both systems plus straps tightened over the top of the shoe, talk about attached to your bike!) It takes some getting used to, everybody will fall a few times at first because you forget to kick out of the pedal before stopping. I wore long pants and sleeves so I wouldn't get so bloodied. But yes, it was a little scary learning.

Traffic scares me too, which is why I don't ride on the road much anymore. There aren't very many bike paths around here so you have to go on the road...and bike lanes have their problems. I used to be braver, I'm getting more cautious, or wimpier, as I get older.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Tue, 10-01-2013 - 7:48am

Interesting. Since I don't really bike or hang out w/ cyclists, I only know them from spinning classes and everyone has called them clips and the cage.  I see so many people struggle getting those cleats in, in their first few classes.  Some say they get there 10 minutes early just to clip in.  It seems easy once people get it but such a struggle until then!

I've biked on a trail but it's also the trail most people (including me) run/walk on so it's messy.  I feel bad going faster on a bike.  We do have nice trail systems around here but I'd have to drive to them which adds another hard logistic since I don't have a bike rack on my car.