OK...perhaps I'm exaggerating on the EVER. Especially since it's the first running app I've ever tried, but I. Love. It!
First, it free...and me likey the free;)
I went to the exercise apps on the new iphone 4s, and downloaded RunKeeper, fired that puppy up...and went for a run. (Now, I haven't been running AT ALL, so I figured I'd be pretty slow.)
Five minutes into my run (while jamming to the Glee channel on Slacker radio) a lovely voice broke in and said: how long I had been running, how far I'd gone, and what my pace was. How COOL is that?!? Yep...after I heard I was running a 10:32 pace...I sped up. Five minutes later...when my new little friend chimed in...I was under a 10 min mile pace;)
Run Keeper page. (No, that is not the actual route I went I pasted in the Shamrock Shuffle route...Mom would never let me hear the end of it if I posted my running routes;P)
I remember when I was running with the crazy fast group a few years ago, all the cool kids had these ridiculous Garmin GPS watches that told them how far they'd gone, their split times, run elevations...blah, blah, blah. Now...I have the same super cool stuff...on my phone!
I'm gonna do five miles tomorrow morning...I'll say hi to my new running phone buddy for ya;)