Basically, you start the training app, and begin your nine-week training for a 5K. The nine-week series is broken into three weekly runs. You do a five-minute warm-up, then your C25K trainer (you can pick a woman or man’s voice) tells you with a voice cue when to run and when to walk, and then you finish with a five-minute cool-down. So you don’t have to constantly look at a stopwatch to figure out your run/walk intervals, the app also alerts you when you’re halfway through your training. The smart button locking system is a little hard to figure out at first, but does keep you from accidently shutting down the app while running. Another fabulous feature of this app allows you to listen to your own music by creating a playlist within it.

At the end of your run, you’re automatically prompted to enter a journal for how you felt during the day’s training. The app builds to your runs incrementally, so if you’re feeling quite challenged by a particular day or week, you can easily choose to redo that training. Simply slide the selector to the run you want to repeat.

With this training app, you can also hold yourself accountable by sharing runs on Facebook and Twitter with your personal trainer, family and friends.

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