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Motivational Running Apps That Will Inspire You To Go That Extra Mile

Running is one the best workouts you can think of. It does everything you want from a workout, so why don't people do it more? Well, sometimes one just needs a little motivation. These apps will help you get off the couch and onto running in no time with special techniques that will get you motivated.

C25K® 5K Trainer
Weight Loss Running by Verv
5K to 10K
Running Trainer 5K Running App
The Run Experience: Run Plans

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Voice Coaching
C25K® 5K Trainer

C25K® 5K Trainer

Zen Labs

It's time to get that lazy butt into shape

C25K will help you go from a couch potato to running 5K marathons in no time.

Weight Loss Running by Verv
Weight Loss Running by Verv

Weight Loss Running by Verv

Verv Inc.

For those who want a running app to help lose weight.

Lose weight and feel great in as little as eight weeks with Running for Weight Loss.

5K to 10K
5K to 10K

5K to 10K

Active Network, LLC

Constance, Billie and Sergeant Block are back in this follow-up to the award-winning Couch to 5K® training app (2012 Appy Award for best Healthcare & Fitness app)

Constance, Billie and Sergeant Block are back in this follow-up to the award-winning Couch to 5K® training app (2012 Appy Award for best Healthcare & Fitness app). Designed to continue the training experience for people who finish the Couch to 5K plan, or for those who are already 5K-ready, this app uses motivating virtual coaches to get you ready to...

Running Trainer 5K Running App
Running Trainer 5K Running App

Running Trainer 5K Running App

Running Records, LLC

For those looking for a personal running trainer.

GPS TRACKER & TRAINING COACH:
Whether your goal is to run a mile or a marathon, your personal Running Trainer is with you every step of the way! Detailed audio instructions coach you through each workout to your goal distance & give real-time updates on your time, distance & pace. Each workout is different - training plans range from 4-16 weeks...

The Run Experience: Run Plans
The Run Experience: Run Plans

The Run Experience

The Run Experience

We teach you how to run faster, get stronger and hit your PR with training workouts, videos and articles from The Run Experience coaching team in San Francisco

We teach you how to run faster, get stronger and hit your PR with training workouts, videos and articles from The Run Experience coaching team in San Francisco. As featured in: Runner’s World, Competitor Magazine, Men’s Health, 60 Minute Sports, Outside Magazine, Ragnar Relay Series and Active.

APP FEATURES & BENEFITS:
- FREE Weekly Training Videos and Articles with full workouts, racing...

10K Trainer by C25K®
10K Trainer by C25K®

10K Trainer by C25K®

Zen Labs

■ The Official 10K Trainer app with millions of success stories

■ The Official 10K Trainer app with millions of success stories!
■ Official partners and the ONLY C25K (Couch to 5K) app featured on FITBIT and SAMSUNG smart watches!
■ Featured on The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Men's Fitness, Forbes, Mashable, Glamour Magazine, Popsugar Fitness, CBS News, NBC News, Macworld, Cosmopolitan, Lifehacker,...

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Run Trainer - Running app
Run Trainer - Running app
Run Trainer - Running app

Run Trainer - Running app

Run Trainer B.V.

Run Trainer has build-in training plans to learn to run 5K, 10K, 15K and a half marathon. In just 10 weeks time you’ll be able to run your targeted distance when starting with a training plan. If you’re an experienced runner you can program your own training plan with the...

Run for God 5K Challenge
Run for God 5K Challenge
Run for God 5K Challenge

Run for God 5K Challenge

Bluefin Software, LLC

If you are following the Run for God 5k Challenge program or if you just want inspiration while you run, this app is for you.

The Run For God 5K Challenge is both a Bible study and a training program. The book teaches individuals how to spread the gospel of Jesus...

Fitso Running & Weight Loss
Fitso Running & Weight Loss
Fitso Running & Weight Loss

Fitso Running & Weight Loss

Jogo Technologies Pvt. Ltd

With the best online fitness coach and access to features such as calorie counter (tailor made for Indian food), GPS based running tracker and workout videos, we offer the most comprehensive fitness toolkit to help you achieve your goals.

* Winner of - App Store Best apps of 2016 *

App...

Freeletics Running
Freeletics Running
Freeletics Running

Freeletics Running

Freeletics GmbH

Freeletics Running is a new and incredibly effective running program to help you become fitter, healthier and more motivated. It offers a completely new running experience suitable for all fitness levels and a personalized training program tailored to you and your goals. Guaranteed to increase willpower and performance to help...

Pacer 10K: run faster races
Pacer 10K: run faster races
Pacer 10K: run faster races

Pacer 10K: run faster races

FITNESS22 LTD

Improve your 10K pace and burn more calories. This is an 8 week program that combines running and speed intervals. Its your own personal coach to a faster pace.

===== THIS APP IS FOR 10K RUNNERS =====
IMPORTANT: To enjoy this app you must already be able to run 10K.

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Zoi Run - Your personal running coach
Zoi Run - Your personal running coach
Zoi Run - Your personal running coach

Zoi Run - Your personal running coach

Runteq

Zoi is a personal running coach in your iOS device. This app is designed for recreational runners who want to run faster, easier, and stay injury-free.

Zoi® app is a complete coaching tool for improving your running technique, efficiency and boosting your training.

FEATURES in version 1.0

• GPS mapping of running routes.
•...

Marathon Training: 42K Runner
Marathon Training: 42K Runner
Marathon Training: 42K Runner

Marathon Training: 42K Runner

FITNESS22 LTD

The Ultimate Marathon training app: 42K Runner is the easiest and most successful program for training for your first full marathon.

42K Runner improves your fitness with a professionally designed training program. You start with a 21K fitness level, and the running gradually increases to a full 42K. Just plug...

Adaptive Training Plans
Adaptive Training Plans
Adaptive Training Plans

Adaptive Training Plans

Omegawave

World class coaches. Your plan. Experience the next evolution in science-based training.

Omegawave’s Adaptive Training Plans adjust to match your body’s capabilities each day,
maximizing your training benefits and minimizing the physiological cost.

It begins with a 3-4 minute, at-rest measurement of your Readiness, using the same cardiac- and CNS-based...

Tracks - Running with Story
Tracks - Running with Story
Tracks - Running with Story

Tracks - Running with Story

AND CORPORATION

With Tracks, Make your running fun and enjoyable! Change the way you run.
Sound episodes that make running into a movie. You can feel yourself like a Hero.

"This app turns your boring run into an action movie." by TheNextWeb
“A fitness app aims to turn mundane exercise routines into an entertaining activity“...

Run Half Marathon
Run Half Marathon
Run Half Marathon

Run Half Marathon

LINKLINKS LTD

Follow the schedule of Run Coach - Becoming Half Marathon Runner, just need 18 weeks, 3 days a week, about 50 minutes for first half training and 100 minutes for the second half training, you can becoming a Half Marathon Runner from ZERO.

No matter if you want to lose...

RunSocial
RunSocial
RunSocial

RunSocial

Bowflex

With RunSocial, run through real-world videos of beautiful locations and see, inside your video, avatars of others doing the same in real time from around the world. And they can see you too. Experience RunSocial’s completely new "mixed reality" technology blending HD real-world video, 3D virtual world capability and social...

Ease into 10K
Ease into 10K
Ease into 10K

Ease into 10K

Bluefin Software, LLC

Train for running a 10K (6.2 mile) race with the Ease into 10K app. This training program is designed for beginners who are looking to run a 10K race. The first week of training starts with 3 minutes of running and one minute of walking repeated 5 times. If this...

RunCadence Mobile
RunCadence Mobile
RunCadence Mobile

RunCadence Mobile

RunCadence, LLC.

RunCadence was developed by two physical therapists to help the running community apply step rate to running via real time step rate notification and metronome. RunCadence App accesses the HealthKit on your IOS device that you already use and enjoy.

Cadence refers to the number of steps per minute (spm), and...

Get Running
Get Running
Get Running

Get Running

Benjohn Barnes

Want to get fit and feel fantastic? Want to add some fresh air to your exercise? Then Get Running with the best Couch to 5k App!

With three enjoyable workouts a week, in nine weeks you will be running continuously for half an hour, even if getting off the couch is...

Run 5k - couch to 5k program
Run 5k - couch to 5k program
Run 5k - couch to 5k program

Run 5k - couch to 5k program

Felt Tip Inc.

Get into shape using their 8-week beginner training plan, complete with an animated warmup and cooldown stretching program. This app has voice cues that guide you even when your screen is locked. The app tells you when to run and walk and gives audio cues for distance and pace when...

Interval Run
Interval Run
Interval Run

Interval Run

Delta Vee

Interval Run guides you with vocal feedback through your interval exercise. Select a workout, tap 'Start' and focus on your exercise, not the watch.

HIGHLIGHTS:

* Spoken feedback to notify the user when to switch from walking to running (or 8 other types)
* Tabata, Couch 2 5K, Gateway to 8K and One...

5K Run - Couch to 5K
5K Run - Couch to 5K
5K Run - Couch to 5K

5K Run - Couch to 5K

Charles Vanderhoff

Use the 5K Run app to improve your stamina, endurance, and health to help you run a 5K! Your body's strength will gradually increase over time with the 'interval training' method.

Over the next 8 weeks your running will be steadily improved. You will start with 1 minute jogging intervals in-between...

Bridge to 10K
Bridge to 10K
Bridge to 10K

Bridge to 10K

Bluefin Software, LLC

Specifically designed for Ease into 5K app graduates. Pick up where the 5K app leaves off and get to running a 10K (6.2 mile) race in just 6 weeks.

Please note: If you've never run before, please consider starting with the Ease into 5K app since it is designed for beginners.

This...

One You Couch to 5K
One You Couch to 5K
One You Couch to 5K

One You Couch to 5K

Public Health England

It’s an easy to follow programme known the world over, and perfect for those new to running and need some extra support and motivation along the way.

The app features a choice of 5 great trainers to support and motivate you at every step of the way, telling you when to...

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13.one - Half Marathon

13.one - Half Marathon

Active Network, LLC

13.one is all about you! From the makers of the award winning Couch-to-5k ®, 13.one is the only half marathon training app that allows you to fully customize your training experience in order to reach your goal and it is now available for FREE!

Whether you are just starting out or have ran multiple half marathons in the past, we have the plan for you. Choose from three different 12-week half marathon plans, customize it, then grab your phone and go. We are with you every step of the way showing stats, tips, workout details and training schedule. 13.one will set you up for the ultimate experience come race day!

App Features:
* Three different training plans designed by ACTIVE trainers, from a beginner level walk-run plan to an advanced running plan
* Plans auto schedule and adjust based on your long run days and selecting end date
* Listen to your favorite playlists with in-app music player
* The ONLY app that lets you toggle between stats during workout
* Get key stats like: distance, pace, time, calories and route maps with GPS support (requires iPhone 4 and iOS 6 or greater)
* Log your workouts, share your progress on Facebook, Twitter or email to a friend
* In-ear audio feedback that let's you know your distance, pace, time and calories
* View overall stats throughout plan and view graphs
* Learn running/heath tips on your rest days
* Treadmill support allow manual entry of workouts
* Take before and after picture of accomplishing your goal

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Note: In iOS 7, to ensure your GPS works properly go to Settings-> General ->Background App Refresh, and move the switch next to 13.one app to the on position. This must be enabled for an app to continue to run while in the background.

THIS APP AND ANY INFORMATION GIVEN BY IT OR THE ACTIVE NETWORK INC. ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED NORIMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE BEGINNING ANY FITNESS PROGRAM. IN PARTICULAR, THE ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISES DESCRIBED IN TRAINING PROGRAMS ANDARTICLES ON ACTIVE CAN BE DANGEROUS AND MAY RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH. YOU MUST CONSULT WITH A LICENSED PHYSICIAN BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES DESCRIBED IN THE APPLICATION.

Easy 10K - Run/Walk/Run Beginner and Advanced Training Plans from 5K to 10K with Jeff Galloway

Easy 10K - Run/Walk/Run Beginner and Advanced Training Plans from 5K to 10K with Jeff Galloway

lolo

Already conquered Easy 5K and are looking for your next challenge? Easy 10K is here. Continue on your path to your first 10K with Jeff's 13 week beginner program or really challenge yourself and improve your 10K time with his 10 week speed program.

Jeff's unique Run-Walk-Run training method uses the principles of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to quickly, and safely improve your endurance. Studies have shown that 27 minutes of HIIT 3 times a week promotes the same cardio improvements as running continuously for 60 minutes, 5 times a week. Why beat up your body with inefficient training when you can get fit fast with the Galloway Method.

• Use Jeff Galloway's unique Run-Walk-Run training method.
• lolo's beat-sync technology perfectly matches the tempo of your music to your running pace.
• Jeff's 13 week program will help you complete your first 10K race without injury or pain.
• An additional 10 week program to help experienced runners improve their 10K race time.
• Includes GPS tracking.
• Works outside or an a treadmill.
• Completely interactive. Change your workout at anytime and your coach Jeff Galloway — and your music — will respond!
• Sync your workouts to the Health app.

Bonus Content! Download 15 tracks of high-energy fitness music for FREE.

EXPERT INSTRUCTION
Jeff Galloway is truly a running legend. He ran with Steve Prefontaine, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, and Amby Burfoot when the United States was a leading power in marathoning. He ran in over 130 marathons and continues to average about 7 marathons a year. Jeff is also a legendary running coach, with over 30 years of expertise safely progressing runners of all levels to the finish line with a smile on their faces. Jeff's running books have sold over a million copies, and he writes a monthly column in Runner's World. If you're looking for an expert coach, why not have one of the best in the world?

BEAT-SYNC
Easy 10K dynamically changes the beat of YOUR music to perfectly match your pace. Research shows that music distracts the brain during exercise and faster music causes people to accept and even prefer a greater degree of effort. This means you will work harder without trying (or without even feeling the difference), you will get better results from the increased effort, and most importantly, the time will fly by. You can also download 15 tracks of high-energy fitness music for FREE to really get your playlist pumping.

DESIGNED AROUND YOU

Whether you're looking to take the next step after mastering Easy 5K or you want to improve your 10K time, Easy 10K has the perfect program for you. Your pace and Run-Walk-Run ratio of each workout is customized to your ability, plus Easy 10K gives you complete control as you move through your workout. Turn the intensity down a bit when you're struggling or crank it up when you're ready for more, and Easy 10K adjusts your workout — and your music — on the fly.

GPS TRACKING
Easy 10K includes GPS tracking* so you can see your pace and the distance covered during your workouts. GPS works best outside with a clear view of the sky. When you want to work indoors on a track or on a treadmill, use your beat-synced music to set your pace, and Easy 10K will track your results.

Works with Health
- Completed workouts sync to the Health app, including distance, calories burned and duration.

*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

10K Run - Couch to 10K

10K Run - Couch to 10K

Charles Vanderhoff

Use the Vandersoft 10K app to improve your stamina, endurance, and health to help you run a 10K! Your body's strength will gradually increase over time with interval training.

Over the next 14 weeks your running will be steadily improved. You will start with 1 minute jogging intervals in-between 1.5 minute walks. As you complete runs your body will be strengthened and the program will slowly become more challenging.

Take your device with you on your runs! Listen to your favorite music and get prompted over your headphones to run or walk. Your entire run will be directed through your headphones or speakers.

Glancing at the app while on your run will show you:
- How long you have been running
- How much time you have left on your run
- how much time you have left on your current interval

Need to stop and tie your shoe? Pause the run! Or, press Back/Next to go to different intervals.

Features:

- Use outside or on a treadmill
- Play your music while running - the coach will chime in over your music
- Use with any music app
- Running plan overview - look ahead and see future runs
- Run interval controls
- Apple Health Support! Sync your runs to the Health app and get a better view of your overall fitness.

Run 10k - couch to 10k program

Run 10k - couch to 10k program

Felt Tip Inc.

Run 10km (6.2 miles) with this simple series of interval workouts designed to gradually build your endurance. The Run 10k app is perfect for beginner runners and former runners who want to start running again. This app has voice cues that guide you even when your screen is locked. The app tells you when to run and walk and gives audio cues for distance and pace when you use GPS. You can use this app outside, on a track, or in the gym.

FEATURES
• Apple Watch app—you can leave your phone at home while you workout with our Watch app, or continue to use our Watch app together with the iPhone app.
• Speaks pace, distance, intervals, and halfway point.
• Optionally uses GPS for pace and distance. (You can also use this app on a treadmill or indoor track without GPS.)
• Animated, spoken stretching programs.
• Tap out your heart rate on the heart icon.
• Supports Bluetooth heart rate monitors.
• Integrates with the Health app.

ABOUT the WORKOUTS
• 13-week training program for beginners.
• Each workout ranges from 40 to 76 minutes long.
• Interval training alternates between jogging and walking.
• Workout intervals gradually become more challenging.
• Tapers in the last week for your 10k race.
• 5-minute warmup and 5-minute cooldown, which are optional.
• Speaks each jog and walk interval, the halfway mark, and 1-minute-left mark.
• Optionally speaks pace and distance information every mile or km.
• Automatically checks off each completed workout and records your date, pace, and distance.

COMING FROM RUN 5K?
If you’ve completed our Run 5k app and you're feeling good, you can start on Week 4 or 5 of our Run 10k app to continue your training. If you’re a couch potato, start from Week 1, or check out our Run 5k app first.

AUDIO CUES and NOTIFICATIONS
If you’re not getting Notifications in the background, open the Settings app, select Notifications, then scroll down to find Run 10k in the list. Tap on Run 10k and turn on Notification Center, choose an alert style, and turn everything else on (Sound, Badge App Icon, Lock Screen). Check your volume and make sure your ringer switch is not set to silent/vibrate.

HEALTH
This app can be integrated with the Health app. Your weight set in the Health app can be used to calculate Calories burned during a workout, and the total Active Calories burned can be saved to Health app after each workout. Sharing this information to the Health app is optional.

GPS and LOCATION
To show distance and pace information, Run 10k can use GPS location tracking during a workout. For best results, use this app outside where you can see open sky. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Legal Disclaimer: This app and any information given by it or by Felt Tip Inc are for educational purposes only. They are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always consult your healthcare provider before beginning any fitness program.

Run 10k was created by Lucius Kwok, Agnes Chan, and Kasten Searles. Made in NYC.

Strong Runner - Personal Running Trainer App for 5K and 10K Plans- Warm-up, Strenght and Stretching Video Workout Training Program for Runners

Strong Runner - Personal Running Trainer App for 5K and 10K Plans- Warm-up, Strenght and Stretching Video Workout Training Program for Runners

App Holdings

► ''Best app I’ve seen for runners'' - by Olympic Gold Medalist Gerd Kanter
► ''It‘s a perfect app for runners'' - by running enthusiast Heidi Tarkpea
► ''A very useful application for all runners'' - by endurance athlete Ali Wehbi
► ''I highly recommend. I really like that'' - by running enthusiast Camilla Piggott

Do you want to train for 5K or 10k injury free and become a stronger runner? If yes, then this app is just perfect for you!

With this unique running app, you will get your own personal trainer. Just choose your goal, your video workout and start training! It's simple as that!

FEATURES:

- 5K and 10K plans: 10 week 5K and 10K training plans that help you gradually become a stronger runner
- Video exercises: Best warm-up, strenght training and stretching exercise videos for runners
- Workouts: 10 especially tailored workouts for different muscle groups that are most important for runners*
- Music: Choose your own music from iTunes library while you work out and run to make your workouts more fun
- Injuries: Overview of five most common running injuries and quick fixes for them

*The timer workout is available for free, all the workouts are in-app purchases.

Download NOW, train safely and become a Strong Runner.

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Run Less Run Faster

Run Less Run Faster

Weston Catron

From the authors of the book, "Run Less, Run Faster", comes the companion iPhone app. Created by the internationally recognized Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST), this app outlines comprehensive training programs for 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon runners. 

To get started all you have to do is input a current race time and the app does the rest! The FIRST app is a great way to optimize training time with better performance.  The FIRST app will help you get to the starting line stronger and healthier, no matter the race distance.

Training Programs Included
• 12-week 5K and 10K
• 16-week Half-Marathon, Marathon and Novice-Marathon

Training Week in a Nutshell
• 3 Key Runs each week including track repeats, tempo run and long run
• Each Key Run has distances and paces tailored to your current fitness level
• 2 cross-training workouts each week (choose from two cycling, a swimming and a rowing workout each week)

Treadmill Runners and Metric Units
• You can choose distances and paces in mph, kph, minutes per mile or minutes per kilometer.

Before you Buy
• The training paces are designed to improve your fitness level and running performances
• Appropriate for runners with 5K times between 15 and 40 minutes and 2:25 to 6:30 marathoners 
• The 5K training plan assumes you have the ability to run 5 miles
• The 10K training plan assumes you have the ability to run 6 miles
• The Half Marathon training program assumes you can run 8 miles
• The Novice-Marathon training program assumes you can run 8 miles.  The 16-week Novice-Marathon training program includes a long run of 20 miles.
• The Marathon training program assumes you can run 13 miles.  The 16-week Marathon training program includes five 20 mile runs.

The three Key Runs – track repeats, tempo run and long run – are designed to work together to improve endurance, lactate-threshold running pace, and leg speed.  These efficient and effective schedules have been researched and tested with runners of wide-ranging abilities.  Having a portable app that allows runners to see their workouts on the fly is another time-saving feature of "Run Less, Run Faster".

The contents of this App are copyrighted with all rights reserved by Rodale Inc. No part of this App may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any other information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of Rodale Inc.