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Running Routes Apps

If you you have moved to a new city or town chances are you have no idea for the best running routes. If you are an iphone user you can locate running routes using an Iphone App called WalkJogRun.

WalkJogRun App has an impressive 776,112 routes worldwide. All the running routes are submitted by users. The App sells at $2.99. You may also open a free account at WalkJogRun website where you can create and submit your own routes.

Users of WalkJogRun App can browse routes by location and even get estimates for how many calories you’ll burn on each route.

If you’re a serious runner or just someone who likes to to go out for a casual run, WalkJogRun Routes is $2.99 well spent.

Download your route at WalkJogRun.net

I dont know whether there is an Android version but I will post about it when I get wind of it.

Why Your Running Pace / Speed Is Getting Slower

At a certain point many runners notice a decline in their running performance. They notice their speed or pace has gotten and no matter how hard they run they can’t run faster.

A sudden decline in running pace may be a sign you are doing something the wrong way.

Some causes of decline in running pace are ;-

1. Overtraining

2. Change of training methods

3. Under eating.

Over training.

If you train too much -back to back days without taking a rest your muscles will get exhausted and sooner or later you will experience a decline in performance. One way you can avoid exhaustion is to space your runs. Run today and rest the next day. If you already feel exhausted take a complete rest for a week.

Change of Running Method.

If you were used to running on flat roads and you have just shifted to hill running this might also affect you running speed. Immediately after shifting to hill running you may experience decline in pace because your body is not used to extra demand. It takes time for our bodies to adjust to the extra demands of hill running. With time the body adjusts and hill running feels normal.

Under eating

Food is the fuel that drives our run. If you are not eating enough you denying your body the fuel it needs. You can make a rough estimate of how many calories you need based on your weight, the kind of job you have, and your training program. People who exercise regularly should eat about 60 percent of those calories from carbohydrates, 25 percent from fat and 15 percent from protein.

Another fantastic article on this issue is at active dot com. See are you undertraining or undereating