As a running coach, I mainly work with people who are at the very beginning of their running journey. Our most popular sessions are the ‘Learn to Run’ group that we hold weekly and which moves through a series of increasing run/decreasing walk intervals over a series of 12 weeks. To get the participants ready to move up each week I set running homework they must complete between sessions and as a result one of the most common questions I am asked is “Do you know a good app to use for setting intervals?”, soon followed by “Can you please show me how to use it?”. My answer to the first question is ‘Runkeeper’ and my answer to the second question is about to be explained in words and pictures below as it can be a bit tricky to follow.
How to set intervals on Runkeeper