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Couch to 5K® - Run training app for iPhone and iPad


4.4 ( 3984 ratings )
Health & Fitness
Developer: Active Network, LLC
2.99 USD
Current version: 4.1.1, last update: 1 week ago
First release : 10 Aug 2011
App size: 101.85 Mb

Get off the couch and get running with the OFFICIAL Couch to 5K® training app! 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!

Get more information about the Couch to 5K app here: http://www.active.com/mobile/couch-to-5k-app

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

The Couch to 5K coach you select talks to you during your workouts. To save your battery, Couch to 5K sends audio notifications when your screen is locked or another app is in use.

To be sure you hear the coach during your workout, please do the following:
• Turn on Notifications permissions
• Turn on the hardware ring/silent switch (no red showing)
• Turn your ringer volume up
• Turn off Do Not Disturb (swipe up for Control Panel and the moon button should not be white)
• Within the app, in Settings > Workout Options, be sure the Trainer Volume is up

Without granting notification permissions, during a workout you can click the lock icon at the top left to keep the app active and still hear the coach.

For support please contact us at: MobileSupport@activenetwork.com We would love to hear from you.

WINNER of the 2012 Appy Award for best Healthcare & Fitness App!

Features
• 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!

Praise
"The popular Couch to 5K app helps new runners avoid injury from doing too much, too soon."
—Runners World, June 2012

"Its ridiculously easy to use (its hard not to, as you just do what youre told) and its 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

FAQ
• Once you purchase the app, it is yours to keep. It does not expire after 9 weeks.

Pros and cons of Couch to 5K® - Run training app for iPhone and iPad

Couch to 5K® - Run training app good for

I used to be one of those lazy potatoes that would laugh and introduce themselves with a « I’m not very sporty, you know! », even though one part of me knew that my life would be much better with some exercise: for my mood, my heart, my breath, my weigh maintenance as I get older, my strength… For years I’ve had many attempts, but they all failed! Now I realize this is because I was going too hard at the beginning and lost my energy and motivation too quickly as a result… This app gave me a structure to follow and made me believe that my body was physically able to do it! I used to go red, out of breath and with chest pain after running for 5 minutes! Now I can easily run 20 minutes straight without 1 drop of sweat, I’ve already run as far as for 45 minutes and I believe I can even do more than that! All I’m saying is, if you’re bored of feeling like you’re going to die when going up the stairs, you know what you should do...
I love this app. It motivates me every time to keep on doing the C25k run. Especially the "halfway there" info is helpful.
This app has really motivates me to get back on the running trail after the birth of my first child. Thank you!!
Never been a runner, this makes it easy and enjoyable to learn :)
Great tool for motivating someone who runs very little or not at all, to become someone who can do a 5k
Gradual build up creates feeling of accomplishment which in turn motivates one to continue. Great for getting back in shape. One negative is its sensitivity while running when not locked. Hate how it can skip ahead or back to next activity so easily. A cure for this would be to put more info on the locked screen.

Some bad moments

The voice stop after halfway of the workout... Please fix the bug
Latest update locked me out and made me set a new log in now as soon as the app opens it closes again immediately. Was the Special K sponsorship worth it? I don’t think so.
The update crashed the app. It closes as soon as I open it and is unusable. I have three years worth of data on there...
Ive used this app for a long time and I always liked it, but Im really disappointed with the latest update. When I went for my run yesterday, I had to register to be able to use the app. Whats up with that? They could at least have made it a facultative feature. And to add the insult to the injury, the app is now filled with Kellogs ads. I paid for this app, I expect it to be ad free.
The latest update completely disabled my app, holding it for ransom unless I signed up for another service. Even when I attempted to login through Facebook (not that this app deserves that information), the signup didnt work. Avoid this app until they treat their users with respect, instead of a treasure trove of data mining.
Niestety, GPS nie działa na iphone 4. Unfortunately, GPS does not work on iphone 4. I have the yellow dot all the time.

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