5K Runner: 0 to 5K in 8 Weeks. Couch potato to 5K

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About this app

5K Run Training for beginners: go from sitting on your couch to running 5K, losing weight and getting in great shape.

5K Runner is a guided training program that will get you in shape in only 8 weeks. Its a Walk / Run interval training program, guided by an audio coach. Just plug-in your headphones and the coach will tell you when to walk and when to run, helping you build stamina and get to 5K in 8 weeks. 5K Runner® is the most effective 5K run training app, and is highly recommended by health & fitness experts.

- 30 minutes, 3 times a week, 8 weeks
- The easiest way to run 5K
- Alternating walk / run intervals
- Outdoors or treadmill
- Burn calories and lose weight
- Audio coach tells you when to walk / run
- Listen to your music and the run training coach will blend in
- Compatible with all music apps
- Earn achievements & badges
- Great way to boost your cardio and get you ready for your first 5k race!
- The best & most effective 5K training app

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Nov 26, 2019

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31.3K reviews
Ally K.
May 11, 2022
The app seems fine. You can't do the whole program on the free version, which isn't clearly indicated anywhere. My biggest gripe otherwise is that it doesn't automatically advance you once you complete a day, so I accidentally ran the first day twice because I didn't realize that I had to swipe forward to get to the next step in the program. When you open the app each day, it takes you automatically to what you last finished, rather than what you should be doing that day.
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Melissa Elgersma
April 2, 2022
Excellent! Liked being able to do 5 runs before committing to paying. Works well for pacing and location tracking seems to improve over time and use. Very helpful training tool. I am a heavier runner and this app helps me progress in a way that is in-line with my current personal fitness level. The well timed encouragement messages help me push myself just a little further than I might on my own. Also like signals coming in over music and reminder to stretch after each run.
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Joseph S
March 27, 2022
Edit: 9 months later and no fixes for location tracking at all. I would recommend another app if that matters to you. Very happy with the runs and pacing. However, the app does not accurately track your location and route on many, if not most, runs, leaving you without solid info on your runs. I've made sure data and high accuracy location tracking are on but still not accurate.
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