As you know, we’ve recently rolled out a pretty significant update to our 5K app. Part of that update was a redesigned Workout Journal, which will help you get even better insights into each of your workouts.
These updates have something for everyone, but will definitely do the most for those who have activated the GPS feature. Here’s a quick rundown of the new features.
Cumulative distance. Now you’ll be able to track how many miles you’ve logged in total with an ongoing record of all the distance you cover while using the app. (Also a great way to keep track of how much wear you’re putting on your shoes!)
Fastest mile. Beginning when you download the update, you can start tracking your best miles, giving you a great benchmark to compete against from week to week.
Easier treadmill integration. If you do some or all of your workouts on a treadmill, you’ll now have an easier time manually entering your workouts. Simply enter your speed setting and the app will automatically calculate minutes per mile or minutes per kilometer.
Better split tracking. You can now track your splits directly from the journal screen, allowing at-a-glance access to exactly how you’re performing.
Improved ease of use overall. You’ll also notice that the journal screens themselves are simplified, with larger fields for easier data entry. You can also more easily add workouts to the journal that you do without the app.
We can’t emphasize enough how valuable the journal functionality can be. By keeping track of your workouts you’ll be able to hold yourself accountable for the work you’re putting in and keep a good handle on just how much you’re doing. It doesn’t matter if your goal is to get faster, increase distance, lose weight, or just have good, solid runs. The journal screens give you everything you need to track your performance and figure out how to get where you want to be.
If you haven’t been using the journal so far, please give it a shot for a week and see what you think. We expect you’ll want to stick with it.