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The best free phone apps for runners

The best free phone apps for runners

(CBS) - The holidays are right around the corner - less than two months until Thanksgiving and three months until Christmas and New Year's. That means, you'll be marathon-eating everything in sight, including dessert, and don't even get us started on all the sugary cocktails. 

For family's sake, join in the fun, of course. Don't deprive yourself of all of the generous helpings the kitchen and bar will provide. But if you're worried about maintaining your fabulous figure, it may be a good idea to keep up or begin a running routine.

To encourage your running pursuits, rounded up the best free apps for joggers. From novice to expert, from iPhones to Androids, these apps can help you monitor your speed, pace and time; find your way around; even train for a marathon.

Check 'em out on Happy running!

Pictured: Edmondo, which lets you personalize your workout by setting a specific goal, like beating a friend's record by connecting via Facebook or your contact list. After your workout, review  your data to see how you can improve.

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