Runtastic aims to make exercise more fun with Story Running
Running can, at times, get rather boring (especially treadmill running). I’m a huge fan of the Zombies Run app which helps keep runners like me going for longer by providing an unfolding story in-between your music tracks, and also offers numerous modes (like Radio, Race and Supply) for when you’ve listened to all of the available chapters.
A bit of variety is always welcome though, and Runtastic is muscling in on Zombies Run territory with what it’s calling Story Running.
An update to the main Runtastic Running app (available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone), provides a choice of stories for you to download and listen to while exercising.
There are currently four stories available, in different genres – The Carrier of Truth: Beyond the Walls of Alcatraz (Adventure), Journey of Iomluath: The Tribes’ Saviour (Fantasy), Toward the Finish Line (Motivation), and The Globerunner: Rio’s Marvels Of Life (Travel). You can purchase the tracks individually for $0.99 each, or buy the story bundle for $2.99.
If you’re not sure whether it’s something you’d want to listen to, the website offers some short audio previews.
Each story lasts for around 37 minutes, so it’s not something suitable for a marathon, but if you need a little motivation to get out there now that the weather is less inviting, it might just help.