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Virtual Run Coach

By Chad Chisholm

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The Virtual Run Coach is your personal run coach – in the palm of your hand! Generate customized half or full marathon training plans from 12 weeks to 32 weeks long, helping you go from the couch to the finish line or from an established runner to a new Personal Best!

Calculate pace and distance to analyze your runs or set goals. Store and analyze your runs with weekly, monthly, or year-long graphical reports. No need to upload your data to a website to analyze your results! Or, if you do want to share, post your runs to everyone on twitter!

Training plans are available at all ability levels and all difficulty levels.
-- Choose to start from 5 miles a week all the way up to 40+ miles per week
-- Select Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced difficulty
-- Run 3, 4, 5, or 6 days per week

Can't stay motivated? The Virtual Run Coach will remind you at a set time each day to get your run in!

Plan your next Personal Best with the built in pace calculator. Specify a distance and a pace and the app will calculate your overall time. Specify a distance and a time, and the app will calculate pace!

Training Philosophy:

Virtual Run Coach's training philosophy is a hybrid of Pfitzinger (higher mid week mileage, 3 large cycles) and Jack Daniels (speed work throughout, build up throughout entire plan). The app selects exactly what is right for you based on the difficulty level. The harder the difficulty level, the more speedwork will be incorporated and the higher the mileage will ultimately go.

App Features:
-- Customizable half and full marathon plans
-- Specify specific race date and plan will generate based on that
-- Select base miles/KM per week
-- Adjustable difficulty level / speedwork
-- iPhone reminders available to remind you when to run
-- Specific detailed description of each run
-- Running tips to help you be your best
-- Store run results inside the app
-- Share runs on Twitter
-- Analyze runs with reports on weekly, monthly, yearly basis
-- Calculate pace
-- Metric Distance Support

Download the Virtual Run Coach app today!

What's New in Version 1.5

Fixed a defect where Reminders could be off by a day or more.
Training plans will no longer begin before the current week when the plan is first created.


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Customer Reviews

A good help

This has given me a good idea of what to run (distance wise) each week as I'm training for my first Full in December. I too wish that you could choose the days in which you run, there are two days a week that squeezing in 5mi is not an option. I wish the race days were not exclusive to Sat and Sun as I've had two races during the week. I would like more info on where to set my pace, even if there was a calculator that you could enter a value and find out what you need to run for that particular day. I do love this app, I hope it will be more "newbie" friendly as this app updates :)

Good app that needs improvements

I like this app and its simplicity. I just ran my second half marathon following the advanced option in the app, and I brought my time down by 5 minutes.

My issue is that for $2.99, it could have more features. For instance, you can click through the coach's tips in less than a minute. And some are just tongue in cheek or self promotional.

I also was disappointed that the coach's commentary on race day was just "Good luck!"

Not worth the money

I was hopeful about this app but there are many things missing. If you are using this app on an ipad know that the app isn't landscape or portrait friendly. In each mode it has screens that don't match...meaning, in portrait mode features will be displayed for only landscape and the other way about. The training plans are fine but the user interface is poor. It is not worth the money. There are other better options in my opinion. With some updates my rating could improve but for now 2 stars is generous.

Virtual Run Coach
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Health & Fitness
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  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 1.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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