Did you manage to get a ticket for the most scenic sportive event of the year? Mallorca312 is a one-day cycle sportive challenge of 312km (200miles) -with 4400m of climbing thrown in as well- around the Spanish island of Majorca. It’s a timed event for almost 4,000 people with a cut-off of 14 hrs, so it is very important for participants to train hard and get ready to make the most out of the experience.
The Mallorca312 allows participants to discover one of the most spectacular islands of the Mediterranean, which has become the epicenter of European cycle tourism in recent years. Its landscapes, its climate and its good secondary road network are without any doubt three of the main reasons for this.
In order to make the best performance, you need to be fit and train regularly for a couple of months before the event. Keeping track of your times, measuring your energy, and calculating the distances can be hard sometimes. Luckily, there are tons of wonderful mobile apps in the market that will make your training sessions as easy as a Sunday morning.
Here, we have selected the 7 most relevant and interesting mobile apps for an optimal training, so that you can focus on what really matters: your performance at the Mallorca312.
Strava is a free app for the Android which uses your smartphone’s GPS to track your run and ride progress easily and effectively. You can follow routes that you have mapped, be able to view your activity map, and get key stats like distance, speed, and pace. But that’s not all, because you can also collect heart rate data, set personal records, join monthly challenges and share your activities through Facebook and Twitter. Besides, you can contact and compete against cyclists and runners all over the world through rankings, clubs, etc.
Since it launched in 2009, Strava has gone on to become hugely popular and for many, it’s the go-to app for all cycle rides. In addition, Strava automatically recognizes each climb you do and it records each of these climbs to create online rankings. Also, don’t forget to check out the Mallorca Strava Club, an online community especially created for Mallorca312 fans and participants.
A perennial favorite among runners, Runkeeper (Android and iOS) uses your phone’s GPS to track your running, cycling, hiking and other distance activities. The app records your pace, distance, total exercise time, calories burned and other useful metrics, while also allowing you to take and tag pictures on the go. Users can go freeform, or download and follow popular running routes. You can measure your progress and workout history, as well as sync with numerous other apps and services and receive detailed reports of your tracked activity.
Endomondo is a very social running app. Like Runkeeper it’s easy to track your duration, distance, and speed. You can also create routes, challenge your times, and challenge friends who live in your neighborhood. It’s about as feature-rich as running apps come. You can get an audio coach, track hydration, send friends pep talks, and plenty more. One of the cooler features is the ability to see other people’s times on routes and test it against your own. For those who like to socialize over their runs, Endomondo provides all the options you need.
Not motivated to start running? Would it help if you were trying to escape a pack of brain-hungry zombies? If the possibility of a gruesome death is enough to get your legs moving, Zombies, Run! is an app that will get you going. Instead of escaping the hordes of the undead from the safety of your couch, the app pairs the survival story with your music to motivate you to run. As you move along, the app tracks your distance and your pace. You can run for as long as you want and just pause the app when you’re ready to head back in.
Cyclometer is a really useful app that turns your iPhone (not currently available for Android) into a cycle computer, which is really handy if you mount your phone to your handlebars, providing plenty of information at a glance. It integrates maps for navigational duties and can be customized in many ways, including providing audio alerts for a range of metrics. It’s also available on the new Apple Watch, if you have one of those.
Bike Doctor helps you to keep your bicycle in perfect condition. It is like having a little bike mechanic in your pocket ready to spring to action whenever your bike needs a repair! This app will provide you with 40 of the most common bike repairs you’ll ever need with clear instructions. It is recommended both for complete beginners as well as the more experienced in bike maintenance.
This app aims simply to help you control your weight by making it easy to track calories on a daily basis. A database of over 4 million foods makes it easy to track how many calories your meals are providing. It can also has a recipe counter for tracking homemade meals too. Available for iPhone and Android.
With these mobile apps, you have no excuses to start training for the Mallorca 312. This event is perfect for cycling enthusiasts to enjoy new adventures and discover one the most beautiful corners in Spain. What are you waiting for?