Get Running (Couch to 5K)
By Benjohn Barnes
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Want to get fit and feel fantastic? Want to add some fresh air to your exercise? Then Get Running with the best Couch to 5k App!
With three enjoyable workouts a week, in nine weeks you will be running continuously for half an hour, even if getting off the couch is a struggle today!
Get Running breaks through the “beginning barrier” with its enormously popular Couch to 5k running plan. In week one’s workouts you'll alternate one minute of running with 90 seconds of walking. With each new week, Get Running’s human voice coach gradually builds up your pace, until you’re running for a whole half-hour!
Get Running is the only Couch to 5K App that:
• Coaches like a human – with hundreds of studio-recorded progress and encouragement prompts.
• Supports and encourages you – talk with fellow running rookies on the Get Running forum.
• Lets you share (NEW!) – share Get Running with up to three other runners: you all get your own log and settings!
• Helps you plan – rest days help you recover, and Get Running knows the best day for your next run.
• Displays your next move – the unique Run Clock, customised for each workout, gives complete visibility and understanding.
In addition, Get Running:
• Publishes your success – send updates to Twitter or Facebook, and have your friends remind you when the next run is due!
• Works with or without music – To adjust your music during a run, double press the Home button.
• Fits your schedule – just three workouts a week of 20 to 30 minutes.
• Logs your achievements – with an illuminating visual record of your progress.
Thousands of people have changed their lives with Get Running and you will too! Whether you’re running for your health, training for a 5K, or building to conquer a marathon — Get Running!
Get Running's users say:
• Just finished week 9 run 3 and all I can say is this app changed my life. Great job.
• I LOVE your app. I have tried several but Yours is the BEST for me. I am 60 years young this year & a cancer survivor. I have set the goal to run 5 K races. I use your program as my trainer, it is SUPER. Thank You. – Vickie Wheeler by email
• I tried the top selling "Couch to 5k" App before I purchased this one, and this one is much nicer to use. The voice reminders are very helpful. I like how it pauses your music instead of talking over it. I highly recommend it over the others.
• Thank you so much for this little gem of an app. I had a look at others like it but this wins hands down. It is so brilliantly simple with a great interface.
• Thank you! This app has changed my life. I was unfit and didn't do any regular exercise. I always blamed my asthma for being the reason I couldn't run for longer than a minute, but now I know it's because I was unfit! I have signed up for a 5k race too! – @amyriddett on Twitter
• Really great app. I'm actually looking forward to running. I listen to podcasts and this app is terrific at pausing the show to make it's announcements. I don't miss anything that was said. Outstanding.
What's New in Version 1.11.0
This is a major bug fix for iOS 7 and Facebook sign-in issues. We've tweaked the user interface for iOS 7 too, but there are more improvements in the pipeline…
Thank you for your awesome feedback and suggestions. You are wonderful customers!
Get Running team
I am over 60. Since January, I first lost 15kg by walking 10,000 steps per day, reducing portion sizes and cutting in-betweens. Then I started "Get Running". Week 1 Day 1 was the hardest day. Since then the programme has been well paced but not easy. I have now completed the nine week programme and on my third 30min run (read jog) I broke 7min/km (average) for the first time. I have also lost a further 8kg - I am still a bit overweight. The app is beautifully simple. If you are looking for lots of stats look elsewhere or wear a watch. Like others I found the voice encouraging. A year ago I would never have imagined I'd be able to jog for 30min without a rest. If I can do it, anyone can. Simply incredible!
This app got me into running which I have NEVER been able to do. It would be good if they could pepper the run with some interesting facts, helpful tips etc, it really just helps you break up the run so you don't give up after 5 minutes. Also around week 5 I have to have a week break because I was eating like crazy and finding the runs impossible. After the break I can now run 25 mins with no problem.
Simple but excellent.
I am currently 1/2 way through the programme, which is hard but not so challenging that I'd want to give up. The app is no-nonsense and very easy to use. It does what it says! If you know a bit of German you can switch language for a bit of fun.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: 16 October 2013
- Version: 1.11.0
- Size: 21.4 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Benjohn Barnes
- © 2009 Benjohn Barnes
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.