Couch to 5K® - Running App, Training Coach and GPS Tracker
By Active Network, LLC
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Get off the couch and get running with the OFFICIAL Couch to 5K® training app from Active.com! This oft-imitated program has helped thousands of new runners move from the couch to the finish line. Spend just 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week, for nine weeks, and you’ll be ready to finish your first 5K (3.1-mile) race!
WINNER of the 2012 Appy Award for best Healthcare & Fitness App!
• Training plan designed by Active.com trainers
• Choose from 4 different motivating virtual coaches—Johnny Dead, Constance, Billie or Sergeant Block
• Hear human audio cues to guide you through each workout
• Listen to your favorite playlists with in-app music player
• Calculate your distance & pace and map your routes with FREE GPS support*
• Log your workouts and share your progress on Facebook
• Get support from the largest running community on Active.com Trainer
• Repeat workouts and track your best performance
• Treadmill support allows manual entry of workouts
• Track your progress with total distance and average pace
• Graphs for workouts to compare distance and pace
Finished the Couch to 5K program and ready to take your running program to the next level? Check out our 5K to 10K app to prep for your first 10K race here. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/5k-to-10k/id526458735!
"The popular Couch to 5K app helps new runners avoid injury from doing too much, too soon."
—Runners World, June 2012
"It's ridiculously easy to use (it's hard not to, as you just do what you're told) and it's fantastic that you have an encouraging voice talking you through things."
—Engadget, June 2012
"Active.com’s Couch to 5K is one of my favorite… apps. With its customizable features, interactivity, and well-rounded interface, I may actually stay off the couch this time."
—148Apps, October 2011
"I knew as soon as I decided to start the Couch to 5K program that I would need something to keep me accountable—not just to showing up for my training, but to actually doing it properly. Of course there’s an app for that."
—CalorieLab, April 2012
"If you have been struggling to get your buns off the couch and somewhat in shape before the summer hits, training for a 5K is not a bad way to start. If you are looking for a program to help get you there, then the “Couch to 5K” running plan by CoolRunning is probably your best bet if you haven’t done an ounce of athletic activity for a number of years."
—Droid Life, April 2012
Get more information about the Couch to 5K app here: http://www.active.com/mobile/couch-to-5k-app
For support please contact us at: MobileSupport@activenetwork.com. We would love to hear from you.
• Once you purchase the app, it is yours to keep. It does not expire after 9 weeks.
THIS APP AND ANY INFORMATION GIVEN BY IT OR THE ACTIVE NETWORK, LLC, ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE BEGINNING ANY FITNESS PROGRAM. IN PARTICULAR, THE ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISES DESCRIBED IN TRAINING PROGRAMS AND ARTICLES ON ACTIVE CAN BE DANGEROUS AND MAY RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH. YOU MUST CONSULT WITH A LICENSED PHYSICIAN BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES DESCRIBED IN THE APPLICATION.
What's New in Version 3.3.2
- Bug fixes
- Additional user help
Good pacing, progression; inconsistent voice prompts
I have used this app for the last six weeks to build up stamina and re-condition my knee after meniscus surgery. The interval training has definitely been the answer, and this app's pacing feels just right for me. Nice slow start with good increasing run intervals and a variety of runs in a given training week. However where this app needs fine tuning is with the voice notifications to move you from one interval to another. Often I couldn't hear the transitions in my ear buds (even over light traffic or a light wind) or on occasion the voice prompts stopped altogether during a run. I resorted to carrying the iPhone (6) in my hand and relying on visual indicator of walk or run time remaining on an interval. This is not convenient for a runner, and you run the risk of dropping your phone during a run. I made sure that all my settings were correct for validating that these which prompts disappeared. The voice prompts need to be longer than one or two words, they need to be louder and they need to be more consistent and reliable. I use this app along with RunKeeper in order to track my progress, intervals and best times. If they can improve the voice prompts on this app, I would rate this 4 to 5 stars.
Turned a true couch potato into a runner!
I love this app. No, it's not technically perfect. I've had it glitch twice during my runs and completely start over. Yikes! And yes, the trainers can be difficult to hear. For a few weeks I jogged with my phone in my hand until my hubby bought me some fantastic wireless ear buds. Now I can hear the trainer even while listening to loud music. But what I love is how spot-on the actual program is! I have recently lost weight but still have quite a bit to lose. 8 weeks ago I could barely run for one minute. I have never been active or been a runner. I am almost 41. I can now run for 25 minutes straight. Not only that, but somehow, I've turned into a runner. By that I don't mean that I run fast or look good doing it, but that I love it. I love getting out and getting fit. I feel strong! Next month, I <will> run a 5K; I have no doubt. If you are ready to make a change in your life, even if you're old and fat and totally not athletic :), download this app. It has been life changing for me. Thank you C25K!!
Love it... One tip for programmers...
I am currently on week 3 and just completed my first run of the week. I am so proud- never thought I'd get this far. Never exercised or did sports... Until now. The intervals are easy enough that i feel I can do it and challenging enough I feel pushed and to go further and try harder. :)
One complaint: sometimes the voice notifications turn off or stop working or something midrun. And all of a sudden they will start working again. I run with my iPhone 6 in my hand to use the visual cues because it's not reliable. I can't wait to complete the program so I don't have to do that.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Dec 30, 2014
- Version: 3.3.2
- Size: 41.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Active Network, LLC
- © Active Network, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.