It’s been a while since My last post about running, sorry about disturbing your dash with my Instagram photos To get rid of my persistent friend ITBS I am not gonna run for a while…
I decided to write something about about Adidas MiCoach application.
Adidas micoach is a GPS based coaching and running log application also works with adidas speed cell, speed cell btl stride sensors and heart rate sensors.
First of all application collaborates with micoach web site so to create a training plan and settings for pace zones you have to create an account on micoach web site.
So let’s get started;
1-Assessment workout; this is a short workout to define your pace zones. When you select this workout during your run application gives you instructions to keep a constant pace for a limited time while it’s doing this it tries to explain the tempo like “on this phase you may easily talk”, “on this pace you should have difficulties to talk” after this assessment workout application sets pace zones for you and future workout plans based on these zones.
2-Setting pace zones manually; to do this you have to login to micoach web site and set your own pace zones if you have some running experience I recommend you to prefer this instead of assessment workout. After you finish setting up you have to sync the application and that’s all.You can see my pace zones above.
3-Free Runs; after each free run application gives you a run score and provides you some information about your estimated finish times for half marathon, marathon etc. also provides you elevation and pace data as usual. The best thing is estimated finish times for races are very accurate and application recommends you which level of training plan you should choose from web site this whole thing gives you great motivation seeing your own progress and current level.
4-Setting up a training plan; the best part is here you can create your training plan for various distance and time targets also strength and flexibility programs are arrangable which is Great to reduce injury risk. Training programs may set by race date and runs are pace zone based. When you go out for a run you have to select your workout from your training plans then during your run application warns you if you are slow or faster than your target pace. When you finish your workout it gives you a workout score based on your performance so it’s actually coaches you.
Also similar to all other running applications personal bests etc reachable easily so why micoach? I wish I could find this application earlier because I am too lazy to create my own plan, paying for a training plan on runkeeper hmm no thanks. Nike+ training plans ? Not flexible as micoach and the biggest difference it coaches you during your runs and plans are based on your level and pace targets.
Fancy interface? Nike+, fun? Nike+ , challenge with buddies ? Nike+, running indoors without a sensor? Nike+ setting a countdown for a race ? Runkeeper, social interaction (comment, likes) or finding local runners ? Runkeeper, real time coaching? MiCoach , flexible training plans ? MiCoach, strength and flexibility plans ? MiCoach, personalization? Micoach. Multilanguage coaching support ? MiCoach, adding runs manually ? Nike+ & runkeeper, competition? Nike+, want to hear cheers when your friends like your post on Facebook ? Nike+
I wish I could find out this application to train more smarter way it may reduce the chance of my injury because following a training plan and combining it with a strength and flex plan reduces this risk it’s a statistical truth.
Keep on running and please do me a favor, be careful