This feature was formally called "Prescribed Workouts", and is only available with Runkeeper Go.
What is Running for Exercise?
"Running For Exercise" workouts are great for both beginner runners or those who wish to maintain a fitness regime when they're not training for a race. This type of fitness plan doesn't have end dates, as the workouts are designed to help you stick with your routine and continually improve!
*Note that if you're looking to train for a race, you'll want to choose a personalized training plan instead.
How does this plan work?
It's easy - under 'Training' select 'Running for Exercise' on iOS or 'Build Me a Custom Plan' on Android. Next, fill out a quick series of questions about your current running ability; based on your answers we'll create a set of workouts each week designed just for you! We'll surface a new schedule every Sunday based on how many workouts you completed the week before.
Once you have your weekly workouts, the next step is to start tracking!
Each Sunday we'll update your workouts and we'll show you a handy overview of the weather for that week, so you can decide which days to complete your workouts.
Complete a workout
- For each workout, you'll have the option to set a reminder, which will send you a push notification at your specified date & time (iOS will give you the option to scroll through dates, and Android will give a calendar option for date and clock option for time)
- Once you get your reminder, it's time to start tracking! Press Select this Workout or Mark as Complete (check mark on Android) on the next screen
- Once you've selected the workout, you'll be redirected to the Start screen, where you can begin tracking your activity
- After you've finished & saved your activity, head back to the Training tab to see your completed activity
*At this point in time, you cannot associate a workout to your "Running For Exercise" plan after you've completed it - you'll want to select it beforehand. If your workouts are not associating, please email email@example.com and we'd be happy to help!
- If you are unable to join a "Running For Exercise" workout plan, you might already be enrolled in one of our pre-built plans. In order to use these workouts, you will first need to exit your existing plan you are enrolled in. To do this, simply select the gear icon in the top right corner when on the training plan tab and select the end plan option.
- The workouts can only be completed if you track your activity in the app or press the "Mark Complete" button to manually log an activity in the iOS app. They cannot be completed with third-party activities, GPX imports, or manually logged activities created in the Android app or on Runkeeper.com at this time.
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