10K Runner, Couch to 10K Run Reviews

10K Runner, Couch to 10K Run Reviews

Published by on 2021-09-03

Go from Couch to 5K to 10K with the official and often imitated 10K Runner®
program. This app has over 8.6 million success stories of people that are now
running 10K’s, and you can do it too. 10K Runner has won multiple awards, is
the most effective, loved, & popular 10K program and i...



Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue


10K Runner, Couch to 10K Run Reviews


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    Download this app!! 💪🏼

    Before I got this app I couldn't run longer than about 1 minute without getting a side stitch and being completely out of breath. I would consider myself a fit person (lifting weights going to gym) but I just thought I wasn't born to be a runner. I decided one day that I wanted to start trying to run though, with a goal of a 30 min jog in the mornings. This goal seemed like it would take months and months to achieve so I was looking for some guidance when I came across this app. The best decision I've ever made for my health was downloading this! I went ahead about bought the couch to 10K because it saves a little bit of money as opposed to buying the programs separately. I am on week 12 now and I haven't missed a beat! I never thought this was possible and not only has this app helped my body to get into better shape but also my mind! It's an amazing feeling when you can achieve what you think is simply impossible. THANK YOU FITNESS 22 you really have changed my life 💪🏼





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    Yes it works great, HOWEVER...

    This app can get you past what you thought were your limitations. Almost every time I think “there’s no way I can get through the next challenge” but then I try and succeed. However! For someone who is really out of shape as I was, running for 1 minute straight is impossible, and that’s step 1 of this plan. So you have to prepare yourself before you start. Do intervals of 30 seconds running and 2 minutes walking. Start at 15 seconds if you have to. When you build up to running 1 minute straight, you’re ready to go with the app. And don’t be afraid to repeat steps. Week 4 was really tough for me, and I had to step back and repeat two sessions. Now I allow myself to repeat sessions to build up endurance if I don’t feel like I had a strong run. Other details: works with my music app to play what I want, tracks distance with gps mapping, voice prompts can be reduced if they annoy you or switch gender, tells you when you hit the halfway point, shows you how long you have left until the next walk or run section. You can try it out for free to see if you like it. Overall, there is no way I would have been able to train at this level by myself without leaning on this app.


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    Great App! Does exactly what it was designed to do!

    I love this App. Its purpose is to take a beginner with little to no running experience from the couch to a 10K, and it does that beautifully. The design is simple. It's easy to use, very intuitive. You can listen to your own music while using the app. The Apple Watch feature didn't work well, but to be honest I haven't used it on my watch for quite a while. I started with the 5k app last year using it out doors. And the app kept me motivated to reach my goal! Running outdoors in the winter/spring is hit or miss in Colorado. So in addition to maintenance runs, I decided to use the 10K app on my treadmill to keep me motivated and improving. I started at week one on the app but I increase the base incline each week and increase the incline at each run interval. This keeps it challenging and staves off boredom. Hopefully I'll be running a full 10K at an incline of 9 or 10 in time for the B2B. So far, I'm motivated and making steady progress toward the goal! Exactly as it should be!


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    Have been using it for years

    Have gone thru several periods in my life where my run fitness has dropped. I use this app to get back at it. If you’ve never run before this is also a great way to start. This time I am back at it post-pregnancy. Gave 4 stars because sometimes the sound on the app goes down mid run. It doesn’t always happen but can be annoying when you are counting on it to tell you to walk. Again this is a minority of times. Today it happened when I also started a workout on my Apple Watch. I think the watch took over by buzzing my wrist the notifications which is easy to miss mid run. I was able to get sound back by pulling out my phone and fiddling with screen leaving 10K app locked but on display. I would like it if in addition to telling you “you’re halfway there” it also told you this is run in segment 5 to keep you mentally motivated that you are really “almost done”. Thanks for developing this. I know you’ve helped a lot of people.


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    A great app missing a few key features

    Overall this is a fantastic app - easy to use, extremely helpful, and well designed. However, it has a couple flaws that routinely bug me: - Why isn't there an option to have an audio prompt when you reach your halfway point? It's super frustrating to run too far from home, and then end up walking a considerable distance back. This might not matter if you run on a track, but for those of us who run around the neighborhood or on our lunch breaks at work when total time is the priority, it would be great to know when we reached the halfway point - The Apple Watch integration is sluggish and clunky, end it does not appear to have been updated since Apple started allowing native apps to run on the watch. This means that when you check your Watch for your current stats during a run, it will show in correct and updated information while it's very, very slowly refreshes from the phone. The Apple Watch integration just doesn't work, and needs to be rebuilt as a true native app


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    Awesome Training Program

    I’ve used this app for several years now. When I first wanted to get into running, it helped me stay on track with my training. After getting married, having kids, etc... my running days were behind me. Fast forward several years, the kids were older and I decided to give running another shot. I used this app to get me to 5K. My goal was 10K but once again, I put the app down and did my own training. I ended up tearing the meniscus in my knee. I completed physical therapy, etc. My knee didn’t improve. I took another 2 years off from running. Here I am again, using the app to help me once more and this time, I will not stray from it. My knee hurts still but it’s tolerable. I use the app every third or fourth day to keep my training steady but not overwhelming. I’m o my two more training days from 5K again. I’m not sure if I’ll ever make it to 10K but time will tell. One thing is certain, if I do make it there, it’ll be from this app helping me. THANK YOU APP TEAM!


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    Love this app!

    Update: Stopped running for quite a long time and just started back up. This app is the one thing that helps me keep running. I just run until she says to stop. I love it. 2 years ago: I ran the Big Sur half marathon a couple of years ago and then life seemed to go crazy and my running definitely took a back seat. I would try to get in a couple mile run here and there but I could hardly run a 1/4 mile before having to stop and walk. So, at the beginning of this past summer, my 12 yr old and I (54 yrs old) started using the 10k runner app. She can run a 3 min 1/2 mile but distance was hard for her. I guess that that all the incentive I needed to get started again. Just ran 4.58 miles today in five - 10 min intervals. May not make any distance awards but I'm extremely happy with how easy it has been to work my way back up! Tried for 2 yrs to get back into it myself -- definitely would recommend!





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    Sorcery

    For my recent milestone birthday I vowed to get in shape. Between quarantine comfort cooking and a sedentary job, I was 40lbs overweight and would get out of breath going up a few steps. I started by walking then walking/jogging on my own but I hit a point where I just wasn’t progressing. So I got this app and it’s amazing. I’m now able to jog for five minutes straight and feel like I could keep going. That’s literally the longest I’ve jogged in my life. So many morning I’ve looked at what the app has scheduled for me and been certain I couldn’t do it. And almost every time I’ve made it without pushing dangerously hard. I don’t know what sorcery they’re using but I love it and feel so accomplished. Accomplished and healthier! This isn’t for the absolute beginner - I couldn’t have started this when walking fifteen minutes was challenging. But if you can walk 30 minutes with some brief jogging in there then this program will get you to 10K.


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    Turned me into a runner

    At 45 years old, I had previously never been a runner. In fact, I basically hated it. Every time I tried running, I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t ever catch my breath and I just assumed I wasn’t meant to be a runner. One day it occurred to me that when I did try to run, I never had any sort of plan so I decided to find an app with a training plan and I came across 10Krunner. In mid July 2021 I started the program but I couldn’t run for more than one minute without stopping to catch my breath. But I started running daily (5-6 days per week) and just did my best to do the daily plan as suggested in the app. My stamina quickly began to build. Today, Sep 3, 2021, I ran for 5 miles, 1:06 (an hour and 6 minutes) without stopping to catch my breath. I’ve since recommended the app to several people who have also raves about it. Side effect - I’m down 18 lbs also! This app is literally changing my life.


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    Got me from barely able to jog to 5k.

    This works! Once you get to a hard one do it over and over until you can do it without pausing. One suggestion: The app could be a lot clearer in saying “do you want to go on or re-do” especially if it can tell you’ve paused it or walked when you were supposed to be running. I was about to give up until I thought hey I’ll just do this week (3!) over and over until I can do week 4 (very hard). I had never run in my life and I’d just gotten a gym membership during the 2nd COVID shutdown this summer so this app became my replacement. In theory, it’s supposed to take you 24 runs (8 weeks at 3x a week) to get to 5K. In reality, it took me 62 (!) runs to get to the end. I spent basically a month and a half doing week 3 over and over. But to be honest, I never would’ve done this on my own so I am very thankful for this app.


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    Paid for this app years ago and can’t use it now

    Several years ago, I outright paid for the 10K Runner app (before it became a subscription). I was always able to utilize the full 10K Runner program. Sometime over the last couple of years, it seems the app was updated and a subscription is now required to utilize the full program. I attempted to “restore purchases” from settings, but to no avail, I cannot have full access to the program. I can only access the first four days. I used to love this app but because I can’t even use it, I can’t help but give it one star. This is incredibly disappointing that I actually paid for this app years ago, and now (on the same Apple ID, the only one I’ve ever had), I can’t use it without paying for a subscription. What happened to grandfathering in folks who bought the app prior to the implementation of a subscription? Other fitness apps have moved to a subscription as well but didn’t make their users who purchased the app from the beginning pay for a subscription to access full features. Seems like the point of purchasing the app has been defeated. Wishing I’d never bought it.


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    Not What I Expected.

    I’m new to running. I ran several 5Ks before getting this app. My goal was to train for a 10K and improve my pace. My pace was not great when I started and it has not improved very much over the course of the program. I now have one more run with the app before it will award me with the coveted 10K Pro Runner Badge. Yeah!!! The problem is that the app is scheduling the last run for 60 minutes. At my current pace, it will take me 75-80 minutes to complete a full 10K. I don’t understand how or why I’m being presented with a meaningless badge. Voice cues. The app’s snarky Valley Girl comments and cues never change. The exact same comments at the same points for every run. Boring. The comments provide no guidance and offer very limited encouragement. No insight no motivation to make improvements. I run streaming music from my phone to my AirPods. If I start the app from my watch, the chimes and voice cues do not get transmitted to the AirPods. They use the watch speaker. So the watch app is a convenient way to start, pause and complete a run, it doesn’t check all of the boxes.


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    Great with flaws

    I love the audio prompts and half-way warnings. I love the encouragement to run/walk rather than just run. As a swimmer who has tried to “become a runner” many times in my life and failed due to injury, this app has helped me try again but smarter. What I don’t like is that the stats for speed and calories are totally incorrect. I run my Apple Watch “run” at the same time as 10K runner on my phone. 10K runner will say I ran a 10 min mile when my watch says it was a 13 min mile. That’s because 10K runner will take the distance I went over the course of 30 minutes (5 min warm up, 20 min run/walk, 5 min cool down) and divide it by the 20 minutes I was in run/walk. So instead of going 2 miles over 30 minutes, it’ll say I went 2 miles over 20 minutes, a 10 min mile. But it’s wrong and discouraging when I realize I’m actually much much slower. Just give me the right stats. I like to live in reality and set goals based on it.


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    App is amazing

    Update: lol, it’s been a while (like 5 years since running) either I forgot how hard the jump from Week 3 run 3 to Week 4 run 1 is or I am just old. Probably both, I am out of shape lol. I just had to slow down my pace. Keep at it everyone. In the end you’ll be glad you did. I’ve used the app a few times to get back into running condition for the military. In case anyone is wondering about what speed to run, run at your own pace of course but the app assumes you will run a 10 minute mile to achieve the 5k and 10K trophies. The final run of 60 minutes for a 10K (6 miles) is a 10 minute mile. If you run faster as I do, you’ll hit a 5k and 10K much quicker. On the 5k pacer app someone complained about bumping fast forward and rewind. Just press the lock button right in the middle of the screen and you won’t bump the FF or RW buttons :-)


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    Changing my life

    I used the 5K to run my first 5K to benefit melanoma at my teams celebration this year. We were celebrating my 20 years of fighting (officially in August), my teams 5 year anniversary and my award I was receiving. It was very important that I finished my first 5K and did it this year. With the help of the 5K app I crossed the finish line in less then an hour. The only think I would prefer is mileage expectations as well as time expectations on the app. I didn't always feel like even though I was running the expected time I wasn't getting the mileage that was expected (aka I was running slower then the app anticipated) but it did its job and I was able to cross the finish line. I am now using the 10K version to push further so my next 5K is easier (I hope). With the help of these apps I will now actually go out and exercise instead of sitting on the couch. I highly recommend them and honestly if I can do it anyone can.



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Is 10K Runner, Couch to 10K Run Safe?

Yes. 10K Runner, Couch to 10K Run is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 28,227 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.9/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for 10K Runner, Couch to 10K Run Is 25.0/100.


Is 10K Runner, Couch to 10K Run Legit?

Yes. 10K Runner, Couch to 10K Run is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 28,227 10K Runner, Couch to 10K Run User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for 10K Runner, Couch to 10K Run Is 25.0/100.


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