Hi, I’m new to Couch to 5k and just wondered if there was a way to get the app track your distance? Thanks.
Tracking distance: Hi, I’m new to Couch to 5k... - Couch to 5K
I have strava - that tracks distance and pace.... You have to remember to turn it on (D'ohhh I paused mine by mistake)...it can be a bit fiddly but it does the job!... but if you want to track just your running then you have to turn it on and off for the warm up 5 min at the start and turn it off immediately after the running
I also have a simple steps app on my phone - that also counts the distance in the background
Hope this helps
Welcome to the forum.
This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...
and includes advice on minimising impact, stretching after every run, hydration and strengthening exercises, all of which will help.
The app does not track distance only completed sessions, but there is a list of apps known to work with the NHS app in the guide.
Enjoy your journey.
I use MapMyFitness ... in addition to the usual stuff like time, distance, pace, map of route done etc. it allows you to track other forms of exercise you may be doing. Although I’ve had it for years, it’s been a bit hit and miss ... not because of the app ... it’s been me not doing the exercise for it to log! It’s really easy to use but I second the point about remembering to stop the logging - I forgot and it tracked my drive to the supermarket too!!