Couch to 5K® - Run training

Couch to 5K® - Run training

By Active Network, LLC

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2011-08-10
  • Current Version: 4.1.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 104.10 MB
  • Developer: Active Network, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 4,572 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Couch to 5K® - Run training App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 4,572 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

  • One improvement

    By Bus riderqqqq
    Love the app but what would make it 5 stars is being able to see the pace for the running portion.
  • Freezes

    By Anglzofmyhrt
    Keeps freezing at the beginning
  • Nice in theory

    By SR8675309
    I really want to like this App! The problems: 1. I never heard the trainer despite doing all the “things” required. I had to track my own intervals or watch the clock- which is not ideal while trying to run. 2. It would be nice to be able to switch GPS “off” and have it act as a pedometer instead. This is terribly inaccurate on a treadmill. While I wish i didn’t need the treadmill? It’s necessary for some of my training.
  • GPS Tracking Doesn’t Work

    By StarLord85
    I’ve used this App a ton and used to really love it. However in the recent update the GPs no longer seams to work. I’ve reset the app I’ve deleted the app and added it back, and still the GPS does not work. While I still use it for the trainers telling me when to walk and when to run I hope this problem gets fixed in a new update soon I’m becoming increasingly frustrated and disappointed in this app.
  • So far, so great

    By Jokr112
    Got this app as a recommendation from a friend. I have a bad back and haven’t done much since I got out of the military with my disability. The pounds have stacked on, the depression and anxiety and low self-esteem have grown to unwhelming levels as well. My wife is a runner and in great shape and I want to be able to enjoy some time with her and stop feeling sorry for myself. I have made it through 2 days so far and the pacing is great for me and doable. The second day is harder since your muscles are hurting so bad from day one but you can’t quit and you can’t get discouraged. Stick with the pacing and do what you can and if you have to walk when it says jog, do it and just jog the next time. I piggy back this app with strava as well in order to let my friends follow me that use that app to get further encouragement. This app works great and I signed up for a 5k at the end of April and can’t wait to do it.
  • Voice command glitches

    By Bahhamby
    The voice command has become glitchy the last few times I’ve used the app. It will start off telling me to walk but when it comes time to jog or walk again, the voice command only works some of the time within the workout. I can catch the error when I’m using the treadmill because I can see the screen alert to begin jogging/walking, but when I’m outside running I shouldn’t have to continue looking at my phone to see if it’s time to begin jogging/walking again.
  • Love This App

    By Tsukiori
    I love this app! I had to take a lengthy time off due to illness and this was great to get me back on my running feet, while making sure I don’t over do it!
  • Great app

    By Scan it does not work
    Enjoy using this app
  • Don’t stop the music!

    By SRQ Rob
    This app provides a good training program. Two annoying problems, the app will get one star back for each one fixed: 1. I did *not* give your app permission to access my music and media. When I start a workout the app advances to the next song in the active playlist running in the background on Apple’s Music app. When the app determines that I have finished my workout by time elapsed it stops the Music app. Couch to 5K is not a music app, it is a workout app. Leave my music and playlists alone! 2. I enabled notifications but denied access to my music and media. Every time the app starts it insists that I enable notifications in order to get background alerts. Stupid, annoying bug.
  • Keeps crashing.

    By NYCattorney
    I used this last year and it worked wonderfully. After an injury, I’m now redoing the program and - whether it is upgraded iOS or the app upgrade, the app just doesn’t work anymore. Keeps crashing. Music won’t play, timer won’t start, etc etc. and then the whole thing freezes. I have to restart my phone to get it to respond. I’ve deleted and reinstalled, and if that doesn’t fix the problem, I will have to find another app. Bummer because I paid for this.