Couch to 5K by RunDouble

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About this app

RunDouble Couch to 5K goes way beyond any other Couch to 5K app! It is a complete training companion, starting with the Couch to 5K plan, and taking you right through to half marathon.

Couch to 5K by RunDouble is the easiest way to meet your goal, of running 5K in just 9 weeks, but don't feel daunted, you can take longer if you need. It follows the popular Couch to 5K plan, (not to be confused with the alternative C25K plan), written by Josh Clark.

You choose the pace - from a gentle jog to a quick run, and progress through the weeks at your leisure. Run three times a week, taking rest days between, and soon you'll be calling yourself a runner. Put your headphones on, choose your own music, and just follow the prompts. Starting with just 1 minute of running at a time, it couldn't be easier.

Couch to 5K is growing as fast as popular as workouts like Zumba, simply because of the number of people who are turning their lives around. No gym fees, no expensive equipment, no special diet. You just you, your phone, and the road. Get out there, get Couch to 5K and get yourself fit.

RunDouble now supports Android Wear, meaning you have your stats right there on your wrist - no more bulky phone holders.

Rundouble Couch to 5K includes these programs:
- Couch to 5K
- Zero to 10K
- Five to 10K
- 5K improver - Interval training
- 10K event training
- Half marathon event training
- Varying length "Fun Runs", from 1 km to 10 miles

All plans are free to try for the first two weeks, then you can upgrade for less than the cost of a coffee. The fun runs are completely free.

- The only Couch to 5K training app to feature MyFitnessPal integration, and post to your workout diary.
- Runs in the background, unlike some other apps which stop when you switch off the screen.
- Prompts you to change pace while working through the Couch to 5K training program.
- Tracks your time, distance and pace, announcing these to you at the end of each interval.
- Plays a playlist of your choosing, from your personal music selection. Or alternatively, use another app to play music.
- View your previous runs on your phone or on our website
- Additional pace updates at set intervals
- Half way marker
- Programmable pace warning (target pace)
- Support for heart rate monitor
- Web service:
+ Track your progress
+ View your route on a map
+ View detailed statistics about your workout
+ Post to Facebook, and share your successes with friends
Updated on
Sep 8, 2020

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Ratings and reviews

16.3K reviews
Taylor Ireland
August 7, 2022
I love the concept & features. It's the only app I've seen with distance intervals for 5k trainer & improver. I have an Android phone & I couldn't purchase the upgrade. I was able to purchase the upgrade on the website & was able to sync my phone to the website. HOWEVER, I'm still unable to access anything past the free 2 weeks - it still prompts me to purchase an upgrade. I have reached out twice & have a case number but never heard back. Would love to give better review but need more access.
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A Google user
August 23, 2019
This is the best of its kind for simplicity and price. Works seamlessly with bluetooth and external audio player. I've had problems with that with several other apps. If you don't need and don't want cheerleading, annoying voices, too many announcements, or diet advice and other stuff, this app is what you want. I'm using it coming back to running after 10 months off. I don't need a lot of guidance, I just wanted inexpensive training plans to use until I get back to good. This is perfect.
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Mrs Hisgem
March 8, 2022
I've used the timed version of the runs with few issues (it never synced with my watch as it is supposed to) but now that I am trying to use the distance runs I find that it consistently loses GPS signal. All the necessary settings are there to allow it but I see in other reviews that this is a common issue that the developers are not willing to fix. It is quite frustrating to keep checking my phone to make sure that it is still tracking the distance correctly. It really defeats the purpose of having the app, which I paid to have the full version of. If you are only planning on running for time, just stick with the free version. It's a waste of money for anything else. The developers are relying on past positive reviews to get revenue without supporting current/new users with issues.
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What's new

Fixed a crash when syncing runs