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Couch to 5K App Comes to Android

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 Cool Running is probably your best bet if you haven’t done an ounce of athletic activity for a number of years. As someone who took years off from running due to old basketball injuries, I needed something to kick start a training program last year, that would lead up to a Warrior Dash. This was one of the programs I pulled pieces from. While I didn’t follow the program exactly, I kanged its interval approach until I was comfortable at holding my own pace again. A year later and it’s 10Ks, baby.

The one thing that I had wished was available back then was an Android app, so that I didn’t have to manually keep track of which week I was on and which day of training was up. This app apparently takes care of all of that. It tells you the workout for today, times workouts using their interval system, tracks routes via GPS, syncs music playlists, and even lets you pick a coach. It looks super cheesy in that picture above, but the system itself is not if you are literally coming from the couch and wanting to run again.

Also, the information is all free at Cool Running’s site, this is just an app to streamline it. Get to runnin’.

Play Link ($1.99)

  • normmcgarry

    Wait, there are people who can’t run a 5k?! In the United States! WHERE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000586268256 Daniel Churco

    There was a Free C25K from Amazon a long time ago… Kellex, what is with the cheesy App reviews?  Need to make some cash?

    • Anthony Armando

      sure does seem so. in the interest of full disclosure there should be a note when a post is sponsored. though, i get the feeling every 3rd post would be sponsored…

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  • Theoiulkj

    LMFAO!!! “exercise”

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  • Anthony Armando

    personally, I would rather use endomondo. it has the ability to track several dozen different kinds of work outs (running, spinning, weight lifting, soccer, basketball, swimming, etc). it will graph your work outs, log them, publish them to the endomondo website.

    while running it will give you voice queues every mile, or if you have headphones with a push button on it you can find out what your current time, distance, pace, and calories burned is. from there you can determine if what you should do.

    there is a social aspect to it as well. if one of your friends notices that you are exercising they can give send you a message called a “pep talk” which the program will use the text to speech function to read to you. this feature is actually pretty awesome. more than once have i been running, spinning, or weight lifting and heard a friend say PUSH IT! PUSH IT! and go for another 5 minutes or lift more weight.

    tl;dr use endomondo, it is vasty superior in just about every way.

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  • bdoc

    I’ve always been curious as to how many people run with their phone. It always seemed like it would be a bit awkward, but I’m still rocking the Nike+ w/an iPod Nano so maybe I’m the one missing out.

    • KennyVeltre

      i hate running with my phone. i use my garmin forerunner and an ipod nano for my music.

    • Anthony Armando

      i run just fine with mine… snugly fit into an armband.

  • DeeMat

    I’ve used their website or the similar app that Amazon gave away a while back. 

    http://www.amazon.com/Guy-Hoffman-C25K-Pro/dp/B004JYUSAA

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    • westau

      I have been using that same one for a while as well.

    • Aaron Burke

      That’s the one I’ve been using for a year now too. I even splurged for the Pro version, not because I use the extra features, but just to support the developer. I combine it with iMapMyRun and [insert preferred music player app here].

  • http://twitter.com/EatMoreFat Eat Fat, Get Fit.

    WOW.  300,000 fans for that program?

    Totally coming out with my own version of this.

    #BeastMode

  • Me08053

    Is this the same app that was Amazon’s free app a day a while back?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739332592 Joe Bertolino

       Yeah I got a Couch to 5K app from Amazon months ago. It doesn’t look like what’s up there in the graphic though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Schmucker/1498547350 Chris Schmucker

    You lost me at $1.99 [broke college student status]

  • r0lct

    I’m waiting for the app that’s 3 minutes a day.  :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Cosentino/1546391766 Dan Cosentino

      im waiting for the app thats 0 minutes a day

    • Mikesevenfold

      My sex life…there’s an app for that