Why You Should Add Interval Training to Your Runs

Interval training. You’ve probably heard of it before, but even if you’re an avid runner, you may not be using it as part of your training. We’ve been touting the benefits of HIIT (or High Intensity Interval Training) for some time, but if you haven’t tried it before, it may seem more intimidating than just going for a run at a steady pace.   Continue reading Why You Should Add Interval Training to Your Runs

New Releases on Android and iPhone Improve Training Plans Features

Audio Coach

As we introduced the Training Plans two months ago, we knew that the job was by no means done and there are plenty of possibilities how to make this feature even more engaging and motivating. We also received plenty of ideas for enhancements regarding the Training Plans. We appreciate all the feedback you gave us, which is why the new releases on Android (vers. 9.2.0.) and iPhone (8.7.0.) primarily address your call for better audio feedback and more website features to be available in the app. In other words, we have improved the Audio Coach for both Training Plans and Interval Training and you can now create a Training Plan right in the app.

Create a Training Plan in the app
You can now create a personal Training Plan directly in the app. The setup includes three steps, which will make sure that the training plan helps you to reach your running goal in the best possible way.

Training Plan Create

Improved Audio Coach
We have improved the Audio Coach for the Training Plans by adding more frequent feedback on your pace and progress.
Those of you, who have already tried the Training Plans, know that most of the planned workouts consist of various intervals. These intervals can be either distance or duration based. Frequency and content of the audio feedback depends on how long the particular interval is.

Without going into too much detail, here are the basic rules:
1. If the interval is shorter than 100m (0,1mile) or 30s: There is no additional Audio Coach feedback

2. If the interval is between 100m-1km (0,1-1mile) or 30s-5min: You will get feedback on the remaining distance or duration and split pace during the interval.
Example: When you have a 600 meter interval, you will hear the Audio Coach every 200m telling you the remaining distance and the split pace.

3. If the interval is longer than 1km (1mile) or 5min: The standard Audio Coach settings will apply. If your planned workout includes such interval, make sure you access you Audio Coach settings and pick what feedback you would like to hear.
Example: If it’s a duration based 10min interval, you can customize your Audio Coach settings to hear your lap pace and heart-rate every minute (or any other option available).

Interval Training for Newbies

Interval Training

When we think about you – our beloved users, we wonder if you are getting the most out of your workouts? To support you in your training, we have included the interval training feature a while back. However, we would like to encourage more of you to incorporate interval training in your workout because it simply brings results. Interval training is available for all Endomondo Premium users. It can be intimidating at first, especially if you’ve never done it before, but following the advice from Greatist.com should give you some ideas on how to start:  Continue reading Interval Training for Newbies

Interval Training Added To Endomondo iPhone App

News Release: As Endomondo Users’ Most Requested Feature, Interval Training Upgrades Sports Tracker’s Ability to Support the Most Demanding Workouts

When Endomondo asked users of its Endomondo Sports Tracker iPhone app for the feature they’d most like to have in the next version, interval training was at the top of the list. Today, Endomondo delivers on that request. Continue reading Interval Training Added To Endomondo iPhone App

Endomondo Android App Adds Interval Training and Multi-Platform Sync

News Release: Upgrades Include Endomondo Users’ Most Requested Feature, Making the Sports Tracker App the Hub for Connected, Social Workouts

Interval training is one of the most effective ways to improve performance for runners. That’s why it’s a major new feature in the latest Android version of the Sports Tracker app for Endomondo, the social fitness network that turns the mobile phone into a full-fledged personal trainer and social fitness partner. Continue reading Endomondo Android App Adds Interval Training and Multi-Platform Sync