Hope everybody had a lovely weekend!
I braved going out for a run for the first time in a long time on Sunday. I can’t remember the last time I went out, I know I went through a phase of running home from work in August but since then I say I ran once, max twice. I decided on Saturday night to try and get back into running. I was going through my photos on my phone and saw so many running related pictures and realised that I missed running and the races involved with it.
I used the SHealth built in app on my Samsung S4 and the new updated version is brilliant! I had planned on going for a walk/jog and just enjoy it. It really helped that it was an gorgeous day, Irish weather is very unpredictable. I set the app on a jog workout that lasted 30 minutes. It started off with a 5 minute brisk walk and then this was followed with a jog starting I think 3.4 miles per hour, this increased by 0.2 miles per hour until you reached a speed of 4 miles per hour. The app is brilliant and vibrates and tells you when you are going either too slow or too fast. The voice in the app also warns you when you are getting closer to the next increase in speed. The workout also includes a 5 minute warm down. There are a variety of different programmes you can use for walking, jogging and running.
When I was finished the 30 minutes, I had completed approx 2.5 miles. For some this is nothing but I was pretty happy. I then set a target distance to run of 3.5 miles and ran that distance in 46 minutes. You can also run the music on your phone through the app which I find great instead of having to have two apps open.
I was delighted with and shocked that I ran 10.77 kilometers in 1 hour 16 minutes and felt great after it! (Not so much the next day and today, I am still struggling to go up and down stairs!!
At the moment I am trying to decide between a few new phones and after using the updated version of this app, I am definitely thinking of the Samsung S6.