The blog has been quiet lately, but with good reason. Since early February I've been creating an iOS application for my favorite runner/sport log, RunningAHEAD.com.
As of now, it's available in the Apple app store and is called "RunForth"!
RunForth tracks your runs, walks, bike rides and all of your other fitness activities using the GPS in your iPhone -- by complementing and syncing to RunningAHEAD.com it provides a vast wealth of training knowledge at your fingertips.
One of the most exciting aspects of getting the initial version of the application live is that I'm now able to circle back and work on all an awesome set of features. Which will improve the use of the application dramatically.
My goal is to create a powerful but simple app that uses the power of RunningAHEAD to open up everyone to advanced exercise data.
- GPS based recording of any outdoor activity
- Manual logging of any type of workout: Add running, biking & weight lifting workouts
- Keep track of equipment (shoes, bikes, etc.) to determine when they need replacement or service
- Track repeated activities on the same course for comparison across time
All workouts are saved directly onto your free RunningAHEAD.com account. RunningAHEAD offers a collection of free tools, including the best online running log, to help you train effectively.
There is more to a running log than just entering statistics. It should be an integral part of your training, whether you are new to running or qualified for the Boston Marathon. At a minimum, it should give you a broad overview of your training at a quick glance. Ideally, your running log can help you identify areas of weakness, or act as an affirmation of your achievements.