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
Mary Gray
July 8, 2024
I liked to run but had no endurance. This program really gave me what I needed to step my program up gradually while keeping me going. Edit: Wow, have I really been using this app since 2016? It's 7/2024 now and this one is still my favorite running app. Only con is that I can't really sync it with a smartwatch but that has honestly never made this an inferior run trainer. I've completed several 5Ks and a half marathon using the training programs and most accurate distance recording
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A Google user
March 9, 2019
I am updating my review to include the following information: The GPS has malfunctioned significantly. I have tried every recommended troubleshoot option and then some. This issue started suddenly and has continued for months. I have reached out to tech support multiple times and received no response. This app is now obsolete for me; it would only be useful running on a treadmill, which I do not do. This irritates me as I paid to upgrade. I must now find a different app for interval running.
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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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