Ease into 5K: run walk interval training program 4+

Bluefin Software, LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.1 • 177 Ratings
    • $2.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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* From the makers of the original C25K app, this app will get you off the couch and change your life. It's the easiest way to start running, period. * Top health mag *SELF Magazine* gave us a whopping 5 stars! As seen on ABC News… and featured in the "Best iPhone Apps" book!!! This app is a RUNNING COACH in your iPhone – pushing you as you sprint and slowing you to a walk based on a proven interval training plan. No celebrity trainer needed! Just this top-graded app & your shoes.

Get off the couch 3 times a week for 30 mins at a time – and watch yourself become a marathoner. Interval training for a 5K is an absolute CHORE without this app.

Yes, you can still listen to your workout tunes. This app works alongside your music.

With Ease into 5K by Bluefin, couch potatoes and insanely busy people alike are gradually transforming into long-distance running machines… with just 30 MINUTES 3X EACH WEEK.

That's only 90 minutes a week. And in that small handful of minutes, you'll actually be TRAINING THE RIGHT WAY. We're talking training to lose weight and run 5K. So you won't spend your Treadmill Time wishing you knew what runners with coaches know.

******The ultimate couch potato transformation app is at your fingertips. Proven training for new runners!******

Training Ends in 8 Weeks... Or Keep Going
8 weeks to complete
NEW! When you're done with the 8-week plan, keep training (requires GPS*)
No need to look down at your watch while self-training
Built by runners
Alternates between running & walking
Just 3 runs/ week at 30-40 mins each

RunHelper Connect
NEW online companion for your Bluefin apps
Back up and restore your workouts
View all your data from all your Bluefin apps in one place
Weekly workout summaries
Workout reminders to help you stay motivated
...and much more!

Works with iPhone and iPod Touch! Great with Nike+
Track your DISTANCE, PACE, WEIGHT & CALORIES BURNED with gorgeous graphs
Track days you've completed toward your goal… and see your history
Listen to your own music… and skip tracks without leaving the app
Audio alerts coach you to switch from running to walking and back
Get big encouragement by sharing on FACEBOOK or TWITTER (@bluefinapps)

PLUS! Choice of MALE or FEMALE coach voice. Journal entries. Compatible with iOS 5 and 6.

*** Transform from Barely-Working-Out to OMG-I-Can-Run… in just 8 weeks for $3 ***

Why It's the MOST POPULAR 5K Running App
"Not only did this app give me audio alerts telling me when I should run or walk, but I was able to listen to my own music from my iPod list instead of some other person's preference of motivational music."
– Matthew Murphy
Completed first 5k by week 7 (in 0:27:37). Has since done Ironman!

"I have NEVER been a distance runner – hated running warm ups in high school, was always the last one done, huffing and puffing the whole way. While I had heard of interval programs, I had never tried one or thought I could do it... until I found your app. It has been the missing piece that allowed me to break my weight loss plateau."
– Lizzy Post

"In February of 2011, I weighed 365 pounds. I decided it was time to change. I began to look at programs to help beginning runners. I was convinced that this app from Bluefin Software was the best choice. On July 4th, I ran a 5K! If you're thinking about starting to run, I can tell you - without hesitation - that app from Bluefin is the best start."
– Mark D Rucker
Completed 5K and 10k. Signed up for half-marathon on Oct 23, 2011!

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

What’s New

Version 3.5.8

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Restored posting to Facebook

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

Jeditanker85 ,

Overall good trainer

Does a pretty good job training you to run. Does have a few bugs that need fixing: 1) In first weeks run tells you there are 8 intervals but as soon as you finish number 8, says 9/9 so you get one more. A little frustrating. 2) Have found that if I have the program running but switch to my music on the screen, I will not get alerted when to start next run. Need to switch to music app and back before next interval or you will be late starting.
Do like the information it provides as far as current pace, distance and overall pace. Do think I would like overall pace to be calculated without the warm up times factored in.

StgeCrewGirl ,

Reviews are mixed but I love it

I know the reviews are all over the place on this app so I will write to say my experience has been great with it. Over the past 4 years I've attempted the training schedule probably 5 or 6 different times without finishing (my lack of self discipline, not the app). Well, I just now finished week 6 and I really think I'm going to complete it this time. I have not experienced the technical difficulties others are describing. For like a week I couldn't get the music to advance past the first track, but then I finally figured out you have to make sure your music app itself isn't set to repeat... Otherwise the music on this app will be, too.

ljport ,

Great app for beginners and those making a comeback following injury

I have used this app many times for my come backs following various injuries including breaking the same bone in my right foot twice. This is an awesome app for beginners and people like me who have to start over again. Having a problem getting the music to sync with the app this time, but not really a big deal. I open my music then start the app.

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