Couch to 5K® - Run training

Couch to 5K® - Run training

By Active Network, LLC

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2011-08-10
  • Current Version: 4.3.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 111.23 MB
  • Developer: Active Network, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 4,597 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Couch to 5K® - Run training App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 4,597 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

  • Great app but not ready for iwatch 3

    By tjsw88
    I would give 5 Star to this app if I don’t need to carry my phone in my pocket when I wearing my Apple Watch 3..... for some reason app does not work alone with cellular ready watch like Nike app
  • Was great when it worked - updated

    By MPS71717373
    Update - the issues I was having with audio cues seems to be resolved. This is back to being my go to running app. I have used this app for the last year and a half without issue until this past week. The audio and vibrate cues no longer seem to work. I hear the first cue at the start of the workout but after that it is too faint to hear. I followed the support steps in the app and in their forum to no avail. For some people the sound of their feat on the road and heavy breathing is enough but I need my music to run. Update - They seem to have fixed the music volume issue. The new issue is now there is no shuffle option for the playlists. Seems like a pretty pointless “update” to make. Frustrating to see an app continually regress. It was a better app 2 years ago.
  • Treadmill Run

    By Solovely504
    Love the app, but there are many apps that allows you to enter treadmill workouts, for the days when and outdoor workout is viable.
  • Slow

    By Deidra Marie
    I used the app before and it was great! I tried to use this app again and though I absolutely love the concept and it’s helping me lose weight by running every time I go to start the workout I have to beat my phone, hold down on the screen, and whatever else I can do to actually get the workout started. I have an iPhone X so it is NOT my phone that is the problem. I don’t have a problem with any of the other apps on my phone just this one. FIX THIS PLEASE
  • Apple Watch? kinda

    By W4hl
    This app works with the Apple Watch but you still need to carry your phone! What’s the point?
  • Great app but...

    By Sasafras44
    Love it for getting me moving but every time I go to my log it crashes. I want to see my progress, please fix this then it would be 5 stars for sure
  • Great App!

    By OonaApple
    Love this app, especially the magical runicorn. I also really enjoy how you can repeat workouts to keep them healthy and minimize injury. It’s also great to get reminders to sign up for local races. Couldn’t keep truckin without couch to 5K!
  • The coaching is terrific! The rest of the app is useless...

    By Weeddopeman
    This is the running app that has motivated me and prepared me for running a 5k. The workouts are simple and gradually increase more running time. I am now able to focus more on pacing myself and being able to run longer. I love love love the workouts! The one thing that did bum me out is all of the glitches with the rest of the app. I cannot see anything other than my personal log and have tried to sign in by creating a profile and use my Facebook, but all I get is an error message when trying to access articles, events, and friends.
  • Used to be great

    By Ultra Cool Kid
    I used this app before this update last year around this time. It worked so well, and I was even able to finish it and run my first 5K! Well through the year, I started slacking and wanted to get back into running because I love doing it. I knew right where to go to help me start training. This Couch to 5K app! Downloading it and opening up and seeing the beautiful new redesign was a nice surprise, and I was so excited to run. I went to my normal spots where I used to run where I never had an issue tracking my speed, distance, or placement on a map. After my run, I went to check how I did, and I couldn’t see any info. It said I ran/walked a distance of 0.07 miles, when I actually did about 1.75 miles, and it had no information of my speed. It didn’t start tracking me until I was in my cool down. I’ve tried turning my location services on and off, clearing my workout history, going to a different place I used to run, starting a new account, and nothing!! I used to have no problem with it tracking me, and now I don’t really understand what the issue is.
  • Paul

    By phowe52
    Needs to account for treadmill when weather isn’t good