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A follow on from Anniemurph's post


This is a follow on post from Anniemurph post

For a bit of fun let's see if we can come up with a design list for the perfect running app that does everything we want it to do. With the option of turning things off and on.

For me it would be able to input runs into a calendar like the asics plan but also add in core work and cross training.

The most important thing for me is the ability to to wiggle the runs round at the beginning of the week as that is when I decide how the runs fit in with the week when I'm busy and be able to feel like the runs had been ticked off somehow as that what my brain responds to. So for me flexibility and achievement to my own personal goals is what I would like from the app. I'm sure as I read some of yours i will want them as well 😀.

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Great post!

I try to keep a record of how I felt during my runs, so I take photos, and I type notes into my app at the end of the workout. But it's not possible to remember everything so I would like a dictaphone facility, so I could make a note of how I'm feeling as I go along.

misswobbleGraduate10 in reply to roseabi

All I want for the app is that it actually works. Til then I'm out. Freed from the tyranny. Free I tell you .....

RealfoodieclubGraduate10 in reply to misswobble

Run free misswobble run free,

RealfoodieclubGraduate10 in reply to roseabi

I like that idea, I often think of posts while I'm,out on a run then forget them by the time I'm out the shower, so that would help me.


I discovered I could switch from Runkeeper Woman saying Faaaaave Minutes, she is called Kat Default apparently, and went out with 'Your Conscience' who told me I run like a hippopotamus... adding "Actually they're pretty fast" I have now swapped my svelte Scandinavian orienteer for a hippo as my mental image and I love it! So the feature's there, I just had to discover it.

RealfoodieclubGraduate10 in reply to GoogleMe

I do think apps and the such should come with really good instructions, I like the idea of a your conscious voice over.

Si68 in reply to GoogleMe

I am currently using the Your consciounse speech pack and love the line about sitting on the couch and drink an entire bottle of wine lol

GoogleMeGraduate10 in reply to Si68

Yes, he's nothing like my real conscience (which doesn't involve itself much in running) but he's a laugh!


Haha! Great idea. My perfect app would tell me how my running form is and give me a heads up on any potential injury area. A nice calm voice saying "well now. You might want to think about doing more glutes work because your knee is about to play up again" that sort of thing. Also an app that would tell me when I need to replace my running shoes 🙂

Oh and also text me exactly what to eat afterwards to replenish the energy/calories I expended during the run 🙂

I could get carried away here.........

RealfoodieclubGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

I could think of loads too. I like the calorie expenditure bit. I also like the thought of it keeping an eye on your form. I know garmin are adding more and more into there running watches on that front so the technology is there.

GoogleMeGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Runkeeper tells you about the shoes... except that it does not magically know which ones you happen to be wearing at the time...


I would want the app to ask enough questions to

- understand my current abilities and don't start me off way below what I'm currently doing

- understand my goals, asses whether they are realistic (maybe some vo2max lookup tables can help) and let me be in control of the goal

- give me week by week targets rather than day to day

- provide a ton of metrics comparing run by run, week by week, month by month, progress towards goal

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