Zombies, Run! 5k Training App - Free on iOS
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Zombies, Run! 5k Training App - Free on iOS

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Found 19th Jul 2017
A fun little app for all those that want to start running but need the undead chasing them as motivation...!

First time free I believe.

Zombies, Run! 5k Training is an 8-week training program and audio adventure for beginners that’ll improve your fitness so you can run a 5km distance.

We give you clear and detailed instructions about when to walk, jog, run and stretch, building up your confidence and stamina over 25 workouts - combined with a gripping story delivered straight to your headphones.
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I tired this, I didn't get on with it personally, but sure some will enjoy it
A little childish in my opinion and not ideal for someone who wants to do some serious running. A freebie is a freebie and I am sure some will find this of use. Heat OP.
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i found this very motivating, the story gets better as you go along and it encourages you with resources to build your own town.

town building thing quickly becomes ignorable but story narration on missions does make you want to run more and the interval training - outrunning zombies by speeding up by a configurable % at user-defined frequencies - is a good push.

full android version has been free for a long time but makes you either unlock extra missions (of which there are a LOT, 15-20 per season and up to 6 seasons) on a once-per-week basis or pay for a pass that adds loads of challenges and 5/10k races, interval training, "airdrops" (where you can specify where to run to and back) and more.

for those that criticize it for not being a 'proper' fitness app it has all sorts of options for run length and zombie chase speed/frequency, music support for in-app or external playlists and will give you all the distance, speed & time options plus breakdown per KM and maps you can share on FB but doesn't do elevation or more advanced tracking. does have various step or average speed options too so you can use it on treadmill.

as far as i'm aware the 5k training app is almost a demo mode to get you up to doing the 3k+ lengths it takes to use the proper app to play out it's story each jog. as an avid jogger i found this motivating and i continued using it as a tracker after the interest of the story/base building mode wore off.
Edited by: "format" 21st Jul 2017
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