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Help with timing my run

Footleg
Footleg60minGraduate
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I've looked but I can't find a simple timer that will notify me at the times I wish to input.

I want to be notified by eg a bell after a 5 mins brisk walk, half way through 33min run, at the end of the 33 min run and after my warm down 5 min brisk walk.

The apps I've seen want sets or cycles and rests and that doesn't seem to fit what I want.

๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜• Please help if you can๐Ÿคž

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Dont you use the nhs C25k app. That gives you the timings

I've looked into a timer for intervals and I came up with Intervals Pro timer app by FourthFrame Technology. It lets you set the intervals times and has audio instructions or a bell etc I think it costs though if you want the bells and whistles.

there is basic blurb on app store but to drill down about how it works I'd email them

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ArthurJG
ArthurJGGraduate10
in reply to misswobble

MissW, if Footleg is posting in the Bridge and asking about 33 minute runs he/she has presumably finished C25k ๐Ÿ™‚

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Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10

You can programme something like this into Runkeeper very easily. Itโ€™s a free app

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Footleg
Footleg60minGraduate
in reply to Coddfish

That's the best one yet. Thank you for this ๐Ÿ˜

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ArthurJG
ArthurJGGraduate10

Thatโ€™s just two 16.5 minute intervals with a 5 minute warm up and warm down. So any interval timer that has warm up and warm down should do it. I use a free one from the Apple App Store thatโ€™s just called โ€˜Interval Timerโ€™.

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Footleg
Footleg60minGraduate
in reply to ArthurJG

I know, it should be easy! But I've struggled. I got runkeeper and I'll be trying my programmed times tomorrow.

(I have an android)

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10
in reply to ArthurJG

Thatโ€™s the one I found on App Store. Sounds good

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

I didnโ€™t know that Runkeeper did that ๐Ÿ™‚

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Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10
in reply to misswobble

When I originally did C25K I put all the run intervals into runkeeper. I have never got on with earbuds, either from a comfort or feeling safe perspective, so the app or podcast were not really an option.

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Footleg
Footleg60minGraduate

Runkeeper worked a treat this morning, I had one of the best runs ever and the furthest ๐Ÿ˜ in the breezy fine drizzle!

I'm so pleased because I've entered a 5k race on 26/08 so have 3 weeks to get to 5k from 4k. (I got that disappointing surprise after completing C25k that I was only running 4k in 30 minutes not the 5k I got off the couch for.)

I've been 'consolidating' for 4 weeks thinking my speed would increase if I ran 30 minutes 3x week; it hasn't. I'm amazed at how just entering a race can change how I feel about my running.

As I run 30 mins 3x week I thought I could run 33 mins 3x in week 1, 36 mins 3x in week 2 and 39 mins 3x in week 3. But I've just checked Ju-Jus magic running plan and in three weeks I could be running 44 mins which would be 5k+. I should go with the magic, shouldn't I? But when is the next magic plan starting???? ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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