I'm about to run w6r3 and so far I've paid no attention to distance, just amazed myself being able to keep going for the durations but now I'd like some idea how far I'm going. What's the best (free) run tracker app to download? I know I've seen recommendations on here but I can't find them now. Respect to everyone that's amazing themselves with what our bodies and minds can achieve when we push ourselves x
What's the best distance tracker?: I'm about to... - Couch to 5K
There’s maybe 200 apps that will track distance... it all depends what you want on top of that. Some offer social networking type stuff, some offer a billion and one stats, some have training plans (for after this one of course) and some even have coaches in your ears. Most apps are free, some have premium add ons. Personally I use Nike Run Club.
Yes, Strava will work alongside the C25K app on your smartphone, I was doing that until about a week ago. My problem was my phone sometimes lost its GPS connection and consequently Strava gave me some poor results eg. Not tracking my entire run. I resolved this by biting the bullet and investing in a Garmin watch which does the GPS tracking and feeds the data to Strava via its own app called Garmin Connect on my phone. The whole thing is easy to setup and is very reliable. HTH.