(Rookie mistake, I hope NEVER to do again!)
I wasn't going to pass up an opportunity to do my track workout (I live out of town and am 30 miles from the closest track!) , so I went to the nearest WiFi (starbucks) and looked for a running tracking app with the ability to do laps for a track workout.
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After I googled running tracking apps, I saw Runnersworld.com had a few suggestions. In a short time I found one that not only could be manually lapped, but could also export to Garmin connect and Strava (and a whole list of other sites!).
Wahoo fitness tracker was easy to use, simple, and only took me a few clicks to figure out how to operate using lap or auto lap. It also has an option for voice prompts or silent, and an optional countdown mode.
It also operates with Bluetooth devices, which I did not bring with me. With a Bluetooth heart rate monitor or cycling equipment synced (yes, it does cycling too), this app would make it simple to keep track of all sorts of data. As it was, I was satisfied with just getting a split for each 400 and 800m lap!
I'll ALWAYS prefer running with my Garmin watch over using a phone app (Way too many reasons to list here); but, I was HAPPY to run my planned workout in a pinch and still send it to my log and favorite social sites.
Do you use a watch or an app to run?
Have you ever ran a track workout with an app? Which is your favorite?
(Note: This is NOT an ad, or a sponsored post. I just stumbled on the app like anyone else would in my situation.)