Some Extra Running Motivation – Zombies, Run!

Zombies Run Twitter LogoNeed more excitement on your runs? Try Zombies, Run!

It’s an app for your phone. While you run it tells you pieces of a progressive story, including you as one of the characters. The story just happens to be about  your character getting shot down near a small colony of human survivors in… zombie territory.

Different characters provide you with plot details and you “pick up” objects along the way. Then, every so often, the zombies get too close and you have to pick up speed (in real life) to get away.

I’ve tried it a few times now, and it’s pretty neat. You can synch up your stats with an account on the website. Plus, you can use the points you accumulate by running to “upgrade” the compound where your character lives in the game. If you’re a RunKeeper fan, you can even connect the two apps. You don’t have to choose between them.

I like that the “chases” get you to break out of your regular running pace for short bursts. (Just don’t get too carried away. Listen to your body and don’t get hurt.)

So if you like zombies (or at least like running from them) and want some extra motivation during your runs, check out Zombies, Run!


Image from the Zombies, Run! Twitter page.

 

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