Couch to 5K® - Run training

Couch to 5K® - Run training

By Active Network, LLC

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2011-08-10
  • Current Version: 4.5.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 150.14 MB
  • Developer: Active Network, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 4,988 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Couch to 5K® - Run training App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 4,988 App Reviews

Couch to 5K® - Run training App Details

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: 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: We would love to hear from you. WINNER of the 2012 Appy Award for best Healthcare & Fitness App! Features • Training plan designed by 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 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.! 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 "’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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App Reviews

  • Awesome app

    By the_kkiwi
    I’m not one to write reviews, but if you’re someone who’s always struggled with running like I have then this is the app for you. Can’t say enough positive things about the app. Worth the download. Only thing I would like to see is more engagement from the trainers. I really love the zombie and would like to hear more of him !
  • Pretty Good !

    By Coolbeans26
    I have only been using the app for three days so far, so I guess my review is limited right now. So far the pace is decent (for someone totally out of shape), and hopefully I can keep up as it progresses. I like the different display pages, and how it shows yours your progress a lot. My only complaint is the limited input by the “coach”, and that I barely hear it when it wants me to switch between intervals (not a phone volume issue). I run to music, and when the app wants me to switch between walking and running, it says about 2-4 words that I barely catch over the music. At the beginning the coach sounds good (voice going over the music), but while running it is lacking. I would also like the coach to throw in more words of wisdom and updates to keep me motivated while working out. I definitely plan on using the app through to the 5k, and will try and update as I progress. That’s it for now.
  • Great but watch needs improvements

    By SBG2day
    Love this app and it works great on the phone...but the Apple Watch version is useless. Constantly shuts off.
  • Love this app!

    By Dblf27
    This app is amazing! I absolutely love it!
  • So far so good

    By AphraB
    Getting back into 🏃‍♀️. I am careful to use the app with a day of rest between. My knees are in their late 50s, so caution rules!
  • Issues logging distance accurately

    By SurferRick
    I would give this app more stars but the distance is not being logged accurately. The distance stops tracking about halfway through the work out. There is no indications since the voice coach and timer are all still working properly. With out the distance I can not see my progress in any field. Since this app was purchased I would expect it to work better than this. This is definitely a pointless app to have. The app is designed to help you reach a goal but how are you supposed to know where you are at and track progress with the distance not being tracked. Very disappointed
  • Still love this app, but...

    By greywinters
    I use this app pretty much every year to get myself started after a winter break, or to increase my pace. It’s a great app. My only quibble: the unnecessary, cutesy animation that interferes with starting each session. Having selected a trainer, why do I have to select *again*? I don’t need to have some cartoon wave me on. When I select the session, at most there should be one more tap to start. Now there’s a tap and a wait then another tap. Why?
  • Motivation!!!

    By PanaDee
    I love this app, just wish it could track an accurate distance on treadmill. I use my Fitbit to track miles. Good motivation.
  • Really like log information, but could use some updates

    By suzannek123
    I love this app for the log information once you're finished. But, there are a few things that could use updating: 1) You don’t know your intervals prior, it only tells you the the jog/walk total minutes. I have to open another 5k app to find out what my intervals are before my run so I can be prepared. 2) Can’t use the Apple Watch without your phone. 3) No motivations cues; would be nice to have them throughout the run vs. only halfway
  • Very buggy

    By bozzmore
    For starters, at least one verbal cue per workout doesn’t sound off, so you have to constantly check to make sure you didn’t miss it. Secondly for the first 5 weeks my gps would say connected but nothing would actually record and every workout ended saying I ran 0 miles. On week 6 it started picking a random point and saying that’s where I started so it would be complete inaccurate to what I actually ran. For an app you have to pay for, I see this as an unacceptable number and impactful set of bugs.