Zombies, Run! 5k Training
By Six to Start
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Zombies, Run! 5k Training is an 8-week training program and audio adventure for beginners that’ll improve your fitness so you can run a 5km distance.
We give you clear and detailed instructions about when to walk, jog, run and stretch, building up your confidence and stamina over 25 workouts - combined with a gripping story delivered straight to your headphones.
(If you already have running experience, check out our “Zombies, Run!” app with extra features including 200 more missions, Zombie Chase interval training, a base-building game, time and distance audio notifications, and more!)
Zombies, Run! 5k Training comes from the creators of Zombies, Run! (Six to Start & Naomi Alderman), the world’s most successful smartphone exercise game with 4 million players worldwide.
Featured by the New York Times, BBC, Time, Wired, and Runner's World!
WHAT PLAYERS SAY ABOUT ZOMBIES, RUN!
“This app is amazing. It gets me wanting to go for a run, it’s not exercise anymore, it’s pure entertainment.”
“Keeps me entertained and actually makes me want to stay out running longer. Love it!”
“This app is a work of genius - I finally have a reason to run!!
EXPERTLY-DESIGNED 5K TRAINING PROGRAM
Devised by Julia Jones and Shauna Reid of Up and Running e-courses, this 8-week, 25 workout training program combines awesome storytelling with expert training know-how. Using this app isn’t just good for you - it’s also amazingly exciting!
GET FIT AND BECOME A HERO
You’re Runner 5, a vital member of one of the last outposts of humanity at Abel Township. During 25 workouts, you’ll be trained to help find supplies and protect the town from the ever-encroaching horde of the shambling dead, in a story written by award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. You’ll learn about the characters, and you’ll have a vital mission of your own to train for and complete. Once your training is complete, you’ll be in the perfect place to continue the story as the hero in “Zombies, Run!”
PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS
Everything about Zombies, Run! 5k Training is designed for beginner runners: clear and detailed workout instructions, a gentle learning curve, and importantly, we don’t make any zombies chase you until you’re ready!
UNLOCK THE STORY
Unlock all workouts for unlimited play for a one-time payment of only $3.99 USD!
YOUR OWN SOUNDTRACK
Choose your own custom music playlists before you start running: the story unfolds in during your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings. Play your music from Spotify, Apple, Music, Pandora, Google Play Music, and we'll mix it with our story!
STATS & PROGRESS REPORTS
View split-time graphs and stats for your running and game progress!
VIEW YOUR RUNS ONLINE WITH ZOMBIELINK
We integrate fully with our free online ZombieLink service, so you can check your running stats and view and share your maps online, all in a beautiful and easy-to-use interface! Plus you can export your runs to Runkeeper via ZombieLink.
SYNCS WITH APPLE HEALTH
Your workouts will sync to Apple Health and your Activity Rings, and we can also use your Weight to better calculate calorie burn.
ALREADY PLAYED ZOMBIES, RUN!?
Zombies, Run! 5k Training takes place between Mission 1 and Mission 2 of Season 1, so it’s a fantastic way to experience 24 all-new missions about how Runner 5 first trained up with Sam, Doctor Myers, and the rest of Abel Township to become a valued Runner.
Requires iOS 9+. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Follow us at @zombiesrungame and visit zombiesrungame.com
What's New in Version 2.0.7
We've fixed more crashes related to background run syncing. Previously in 2.0.6, we eliminated the cause of most crashes on startup and fixed the incorrect timings of the "15 second run" segments.
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A really nice idea
I have “tried” learning to run before, on a variety of programs.
“Tried” here being a euphemism for running on schedule for a week but then subsequently finding an excuse for not doing it again. “It is too hot, it is too rainy, it is too cold.”
But it turns out that all I was lacking this whole time was the option to pretend that there were zombies chasing me. The story is interesting and has kept me running long after most other things can. (Real zombies would have me running like Usain Bolt though!)
As for the program itself, it is literally designed to take you from nothing to 5k, so if you have any kind of running background the first few weeks will probably be pretty slow for you.
That being said, the program also seems to advance pretty quickly, and hitting week four has been a challenge for me. Not entirely sure I’ll make it through on schedule! It would be nice if there were some kind of flexibility built in for people who cannot advance as quickly.
Operationally the app runs smoothly, and i have not had a problem with glitches or crashes so far. I always play music in the background, but have also run an Interval timer during some of the longer free form runs, and this works smoothly through it all.
Satisfied overall, and would like to see more apps of this type.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Sep 07, 2017
- Version: 2.0.7
- Size: 305 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Six to Start
- © Six to Start and Naomi Alderman
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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