Best apps for runners

It's getting cold outside, but that won't stop dedicated runners (or walkers). And whether you're preparing for a marathon, your first 5K or just want to get off your duff, these are apps you should check out.

COUCH-TO-5K: There are all sorts of apps that can help you with your training. You can start with one of the most popular — the Couch to 5K program designed by trainers. This will you ease you into a regular running routine without going full tilt on your first time out the door and overdoing it. The app comes with a great workout journal to log your progress.

$1.99 for iOS and Android.

FLEETY: Competitive much? Try this app. You can earn points for completing your workouts, as well as compete against athletes at all levels. Fleetly works great for long-distance running activities, but it also supports yoga, weight training, table tennis and more.

Free for iOS

RUNTASTIC: This is a great free GPS tracker. Just turn it on when you begin your run, and it will track distance, time, speed, calories and more. There are also features that let you track your workouts and set goals for yourself.

Free for iOS and Android.

MAP MY RUN: This app is very similar to Runtastic: It tracks your run in numerous ways. If you're not sure which one to get, give them both a spin — they're free, so you can decide for yourself which one is right for you.

Free for iOS and Android.

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