Couch to 5K® - Run training

Couch to 5K® - Run training

By Active Network, LLC

Score: 4.5
4.5
From 6,059 Ratings

Description

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

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Reviews

Really annoying “trainers”. Horrible watch support

1
Was hoping to leave my phone at home and simply run with my Apple Watch. Ideally getting Taptic feedback so I don’t have to look at the screen. Instead, this app gives me super annoying “trainers”, forces me to not only carry my phone, but also leave the screen on. And the watch app is beyond worthless. Wish I hadn’t paid for this.
By fbdjjekebdbsj

Worth it!

5
Training for a 5k and was recommended this app and I’m so happy i decided to purchase it. It is well worth $3. Keeps me on track and motivated and i can track all my progress along the way. I have never been big into running until i started this app and now i run 4-5 times a week and my times are getting faster and my endurance longer. Would definitely recommend this app for anyone who want to ease their way into running!
By runfaster2019

No way to turn off sound

1
If you, like me, hate animated “friends” cheering you on, look elsewhere. No way to disable.
By Seattle John

Worth it!

5
Completely worth the cost! An amazing app
By Hitthetraailsashy

Does not work on Apple Watch

1
Alright, I bought this App because it is marketed as working with the Apple Watch (this is the only way I want to use This App while running outside). I emailed Support twice - first was told it wasn’t compatible with Apple Watch and then was told it was! My first week using this App And it did not work on my Apple Watch (I followed directions to have both WiFi and Bluetooth on, Hand-off on. started App on phone. But, nope.)
By Sad cant access now

Apple Watch

1
Do not get this app for your apple watch if your goal is to not have to carry your phone! I just wasted money on this app so I could train with just my Apple Watch but you have to carry your phone too! Waste of money!! So disappointed.
By Aubrey Reader

Great app for beginning runners

4
Great app for beginning runners. I’ve been using it for two months and it’s only glitched on me once
By draysher

Seriously? Wasted Money.

1
Bought the app only to discover it won’t work without phone in hand. Um, so what’s the purpose of a watch app then? It takes me ten minutes to walk to the trail I want to use. I don’t want to tote a phone just to be able to start the app up to then be able to view it on my watch. That’s just ridiculous. There are no instructions. It starts off with a five minute warmup. As a newb runner wannabe, how about explaining to me WHAT a warmup is? Did the developers even run this by anyone before throwing it on the market? Cheeses me off the realize it has a copycat name to the one that was recommended on a fitness forum I frequent, too. Not cool. Be your own kind of brilliant. Don’t glom on to someone else’s. Three bucks wasted. Wish I could get a refund for total uselessness. Something I’ve never said in an app review.
By Springlering

Started my fitness journey!

5
This app helped me lose 20lbs and opened up my eyes to what I can do if I push myself! I love the way the runs are structured and how it tracks them.
By RunMadsRun

Problems with functionality and design.

1
I have an iPhone XR and the main screen for this app is pushed higher on my phone’s screen - producing a white bar on the bottom and cutting off the top portion and words on the top of the page. I’m continuously having issues saving my profile (still haven’t gotten the profile picture to work) and there ALWAYS seems to be network errors when searching for 5K Events. This is not a free app. I paid for this app. Don’t purchase app until this is resolved. Please fix!
By Hnlc

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