GirlGI | Girl Gone International GirlGI Issue 4 - Page 97

Apps to use: My favourite running app is Strava. Joanne’s Top 5 tips: I love the detailed maps and pace analysis, how you can upload your runs to the web and Facebook and how it tracks your progress and routes over time. It also shows other routes people run in your area if you’re looking for alternatives. 1. Monitor your progress – You can do this with a Smartphone or GPS watch. 2. Have someone to train with – This keeps you accountable and gets you out of bed! 3. Have an end goal – Choose something big to train for and sign up early. 4. Start slow and run at the right pace – Talking pace is talking pace, not breathless pace. 5. Have a training plan – And follow and modify it if needed.”