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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
Freeletics Running
10K Trainer by C25K®
10K Trainer Pro by C25K®
5K to 10K

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.

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

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 you achieve greatness on your own terms.

FAST RESULTS

This new and...

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,...

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

10K Trainer Pro 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,...

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...

RunSocial
RunSocial

RunSocial

Bowflex

For treadmill runners looking for a social and fun experience.

MAKE YOUR TREADMILL RUN MORE FUN

With RunSocial, run through real-world videos of beautiful locations. Experience RunSocial’s completely new "mixed reality" technology blending HD real-world video and 3D virtual world capability. The app can track your running speed and you can enjoy it either on your iPad/iPhone screen or via a bigger screen if connected.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

* A variety of different locations...

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.

Also Good

Apps with average score

13.one - Half Marathon
13.one - Half Marathon
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...

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...

Run 10k - couch to 10k program
Run 10k - couch to 10k program
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...

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...

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...

Running Trainer: Audio Coach
Running Trainer: Audio Coach
Running Trainer: Audio Coach

Running Trainer: Audio Coach

Running Records, LLC

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 and give real-time updates on your time, distance and pace. Each workout is different. Training...

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...

The Run Experience
The Run Experience
The Run Experience

The Run Experience

The Run Experience

We teach you to 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 &...

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.

IN THE...

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

Run Trainer - Running app

Dreamix Studio

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...

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“...

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...

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...

ChiRunning
ChiRunning
ChiRunning

ChiRunning

ChiRunning

The best-selling runner’s book, Chi Running®, is now an iPhone app that has helped thousands of everyday runners to run faster, easier, and injury-free. Created by ChiRunning founder, Danny Dreyer, this app is feature-laden with Chi Running video lessons, audio coaching, guided runs, and a built in metronome - tools...

RunQuest 21k
RunQuest 21k
RunQuest 21k

RunQuest 21k

Felt Tip Inc.

RunQuest 21k is a 13-week training program designed for 5k runners who want to run a half marathon. The workouts are distance-based, using GPS, and you get voice cues telling you your pace and progress every mile or km.

This is a program for runners comfortable running 5km (3.1 miles) at...

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...

10K Run - Couch to 10K
10K Run - Couch to 10K
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...

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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

5K by DayX (Couch to 5K)

5K by DayX (Couch to 5K)

Tap Habit

'5K by DayX' is very easy-to-follow beginner run/walk training program to
get you off the couch and ready-to-run 5 km (3.1 miles) in about 8 Weeks

You'll be training Just 3 Days a week for 30 minutes/Day.

This program starts slowly (more walking than running),
then gradually increases the time spent running until you're able
to the complete 5 km (3.1miles) distance without walking.

During the exercise, audio cues tell you when to walk, run, warmup, cool down.
So take your headphones with you. (of course you can listen to music or
podcasts using any installed music player or Podcast app)

You need Rest days to recover during a training program and Rest days are
a part of '5k by DayX'

**Uses the proven Couch to 5K training method.
**Very Intuitive and familiar user interface.
**Facebook and Twitter Integrated.
**3 times per week with necessary rest days between.
**Compatible with all GPS and Music Apps.
**Accurate alerts even if the device is locked.
**Helps you become a more awesome you.

We know you want to get shape and we'd love to help you do it.

Ready? Let's Go!

If you have Questions/comments regarding '5K by Dayx' app?
Please Contact us at [email protected]
Please Visit us at http://taphabit.com/c25k

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter:
http://facebook.com/dayxapp
http://twitter.com/dayxapps

Medical Disclaimer
Taphabit.com strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.
Also whenever you're using the '5K by DayX' discontinue any exercise that causes you pain, severe discomfort, nausea, dizziness, or shortness of breath and consult a medical expert. Start slowly and at the level that is appropriate for you. Not all exercise plans are suitable for everyone.

Secret Disclosure
The NecessaryApp team knows that you know the secret steps:
1) Set a Goal
2) Get a Plan
3) Take Consistent Action
4) Become more awesome

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.

Running training Plans

Running training Plans

2PEAK

2PEAK Dynamic Running training programs build strength and aerobic fitness so you'll be ready for your next event/race, whether it's a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, or full Marathon

Job? Family? Studies? If you are not a professional runner, you don’t have the time to invest in high-volume training nor the time for the equivalent recovery needed. Get maximum fitness and performance in the minimum time, with plans that fit your time budget and prevent you from getting overtrained or injured.

Our running plans are DYNAMIC (they adjust instantly to your schedule changes) and ADAPTIVE (they adapt to deviations from your plan) just like a real coach would follow you on daily basis (but 2PEAK is more precise!).

TAKING YOUR TRAINING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Use heart rate, pace/speed or even running power to monitor your training intensity and performance. You will see your progress, get fitter, run faster and go further.

- 5k Training plan
- 10k training plan
- half marathon or marathon
we have a specific plan for each of your goals

OPTIMIZE TRAINING LOAD

In order to improve your form you have to train hard so that your body is forced to adapt (it will improve). But you cannot train too hard because this will weaken your body instead. 2PEAK recalculates constantly the precise training load that you require as well as the equivalent recovery needed so you do adapt.

Train smarter, run better with 2PEAK's adaptive running plans. Explore our running training plans for 5k, 10k, 15k, 10 mile, 5 mile, Half Marathon and Marathon distances.

2PEAK’s mobile recalculations packages are available for 3€. More info : http://2peak.com/2peak/terms.php