Was kinda worried. I was a bit worried that i'd be wasting my money on some junk app I'd never use. Wrong. This 5k training app is fantastic. Just finished my first run not knowing what was going to happen, worried I'd have to keep track things myself. Nope the app times your run, tells you when to do the different activities and has a fun little story included. Love it. Hope to upgrade to the ZOMBIES RUN! App once i'm done!
I love this app. The program is great, the plot is entertaining, and it actually got me to enjoy running. The only reason I am giving this 4 stars and not 5 is because the app hasn't been updated in years and doesn't do the greatest run tracking (e.g. no map with splits, broken down pace.) It also isn't compatible with music apps like Spotify, which was slightly annoying. But the training program is definitely worth it - better than just standard intervals.
Will be awesome with some updates This app will be near perfection once they find a way to let you replay the mission audio clips like you can in the main app. I know that the 5k app is not their main app, but it deserves a little love as well. I like the stories and the pace is great for beginners. The only other items that irk me are the inability to change run completion times and that the 5k at the end must be a run greater than 51 minutes to complete the mission.
Gamify everything! I got this along with Zombies, Run! in Sept. 2013 after 2 years of being unable to stand up or walk regularly. I worked through the 5k and then progressed onto the "all zombies, all the time" version. Major, fun incentive to get myself running regularly again once I could manage. If you need a reason to exercise, surviving the hypothetical zombie apocalypse is (for many of us) at the top of the list. Amazing use of gamification. My only suggestion would be a way to incorporate Pandora/ Grooveshark/ etc. for music inclusion as many people no longer load music onto our devices. I had real trouble getting my music loud enough without drowning out the Zombies, Run! content.
Doesn't work with Spotify Like a lot of people, i use a subscription service for my music. I don't have any music downloaded on my phone. I do have music downloaded for offline use through Spotify. This app won't let you listen to that. I can't speak for how well the app works. I am sure it's great but I won't be using it unless I can hear music during the gaps of the story.
So fun! This is by far the most fun and motivational workout app ever! It has a great spirit and even a bit of storyline, instead of just telling you what to do. And it has this way of making you want to run. I was sad when I had to end the first workout. A great app, definitely worth getting
* Fixed screen lock issue that interfered with mission clock and tracking on some devices