Although many people associate technology with a sedentary lifestyle, there are actually a lot of great ways that the fitness-minded can make use of smartphones. This week's Tech Talk highlights several apps for runners that can make training a little easier.
MapMyRun+ is a free app that tracks a runner's route, pace and more using GPS mapping. It's a great app for beginning runners as well as marathoners.
RunKeeper is another app that uses GPS to track runs, but it also calculates the number of calories burned and allows you to connect to other runners in an online community.
Endomondo Sports Tracker allows you to challenge your friends by comparing routes and distances, and lets you get real-time pep-talks from friends while you're running.
Runner's World SmartCoach is an app by Runner's World magazine, which creates customized training plans based on each individual's goals.