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Apps! Runkeeper and Dutchrunners

February 18, 2012

Confused? You will be. At least I thought that I would give myself yet another challenge. Some of you may know that I am technophobic – one of the advantages to marrying Joost (although not on the original list, I have to say!) is that he keeps me up to date with techo stuff.

So when I received an e-mail from the Dutch Athletiek Union to say that they had just launched a new app that was already nominated for a prize, I thought I would give it a go.


RunKeeper (Photo credit: COG LOG LAB.)

I am currently in “rest week” for the Rotterdam Marathon training so I need something to stimulate me. That is, next to trying to run between heart rate 135 and 145!! SO is had BOTH apps going when I ran my 45 min run this morning.

The results may be influenced by my technophobia so please let me know how I can better use these tools.

I trust that you will be able to see the link to the results:


I started this app first and ended it first so it may, in any case, have been given the chance to register the most accurate setting.

Distance: 7,85 k

Time: 51,17

average pace: 6,32 min/k

average speed: 9,19 k per hour

calories: 442

I am also able to not only see the route but see each fase mapped out in elevation, speen and pace PLUS I get to see the average pace and elevation at 1k (c. 5 min) splits. I can see, for example, that I ran VERY steady until the last 2 – 3 K when I was REALLY trying to stay under the 145 hr point!

Also got a “Healthy” rating from Runkeeper – looks like a new thing not seen it before but its encouraging!

Oh AND the lady talks to me. This I find envaluable as I know immedately how much time/k I have done PLUS my average speed (I think of you pay she also tells you how fast you are going at that moment


Distance: 7,8 k

Time: 53,07

average pace: 6,32 min/k

average speed: 8,8 k per hour

calories: 593

I could see the route that I had run but did not get the nice profile that I can with Runkeeper. Plus no lady talking – it may that I need earplugs for this…although not keen on running with earphones.

Conclusion so far – I still like Runkeeper and will keep trying Dutchrunners – perhaps I just have to get used to it!



4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2012 2:57 pm

    I prefer Runkeeper as well. Also have used Nike+ for a year, but Runkeeper gives me a complete sportslog instead of the other apps. Have a nice weekend!

    • February 20, 2012 9:31 pm

      Maarten, Bedankt voor je opmerking. I have not used Nike+ so its helpful to know that I am not missing anything :-)
      Fijne week,

  2. February 22, 2012 10:21 pm

    Haha – I think I was trying to ospell check!!!


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