Zombies, Run! 5k Training

Zombies, Run! 5k Training

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • Fun and fit
Cons
  • It could have more options and choices
  • Needs translation to other languages
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Expert's Review
7.2
Great

"Rule #1: Cardio"

Reviewed by / Sep 04, 2013

A workout app, whether you believe in zombies or not

Zombies, Run is the most successful fitness app so far, and here's its first spin-off, prequel, you name it, with the only goal to prepare you to run 5 kilometers (3 miles). It's thought that if you're able to run such a distance in a reasonable time, your chances of surviving the first day of a zombie outbreak raise 32%, which seems a good reason to be fit unless you prefer to be food (best pun today!). It also helps your heart and lungs.

Either way, this app is designed for even those who haven't ever run a mile, yes, you who ride the car to go to the grocery next block. And it's really fun. Give it a go, and give a go to yourself by the way.

Once you are a little bit more prepared, run to Zombies Run!

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Developer's original description available here
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.

(If you already have some running experience, check out our “Zombies, Run!” app with extra features including 30 more missions, ‘zombie chase’ interval training, a base-building game, time and distance audio notifications, and more!)

Zombies, Run! 5k Training comes from the creators of Zombies, Run! (Six to Start & Naomi Alderman), the world’s most successful smartphone exercise game with 800,000+ players worldwide.

Featured by the New York Times, BBC, Time, Wired, and Runner's World!

WHAT PLAYERS SAY ABOUT ZOMBIES, RUN!
“This app is amazing. It gets me wanting to go for a run, it’s not exercise anymore, it’s pure entertainment.”
“Keeps me entertained and actually makes me want to stay out running longer. Love it!”
“This app is a work of genius - I finally have a reason to run!!

A PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED 5K TRAINING PROGRAM
Devised by Julia Jones and Shauna Reid of Up and Running e-courses, this 8-week, 25 workout training program combines awesome storytelling with expert training know-how. Using this app isn’t just good for you - it’s also amazingly exciting!

GET FIT AND BECOME A HERO
You’re Runner 5, a vital member of one of the last outposts of humanity at Abel Township. During 25 workouts, you’ll be trained to help find supplies and protect the town from the ever-encroaching horde of the shambling dead, in a story written by award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. You’ll learn about the characters, and you’ll have a vital mission of your own to train for and complete. Once your training is complete, you’ll be in the perfect place to continue the story as the hero in “Zombies, Run!”

PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS
Everything about Zombies, Run! 5k Training is designed for beginner runners: clear and detailed workout instructions, a gentle learning curve, and importantly, we don’t make any zombies chase you until you’re ready!

YOUR OWN MIX
Choose your own custom music playlists before you start running: the story unfolds in during your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings.

VIEW YOUR RUNS ONLINE WITH ZOMBIELINK
We integrate fully with our free online ZombieLink service, so you can check your running stats and view and share your maps online, all in a beautiful and easy-to-use interface! Plus you can export your runs to Runkeeper via ZombieLink.

ALREADY PLAYED ZOMBIES, RUN!?
Zombies, Run! 5k Training takes place between Mission 1 and Mission 2 of Season 1, so it’s a fantastic way to experience 24 all-new missions about how Runner 5 first trained up with Sam, Doctor Myers, and the rest of Abel Township to become a valued Runner. (But if you’re looking to find out what happens after Zombies, Run!’s epic cliffhanger, you’ll need to wait for Season 2...)

Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/zombiesrungame
Sign up to our mailing list at http://www.zombiesrungame.com

Recently changed in this version

For 1.2
* Fixed screen lock issue that interfered with mission clock and tracking on some devices


Comments and ratings for Zombies, Run! 5k Training
  • (69)

    by Jason Parker on 26/07/2014

    People, quit complaining. Once you figure out how to properly set up this app it's extremely addictive. The hardest problem I had was to search for and install Winamp. Once I did this the music works perfectly. I AM NOT a runner type but after purchasing and running the first two workouts I will complete this and buy the Zombies, Run app. I highly recommend this to anyone who is a zombie fan and/o

  • (69)

    by Alejandra Soto on 26/07/2014

    I don't consider myself a runner but thi app is changing my mind. The story is engaging and the music integration a great feature. I love that I can syn my run and see calories burn, maps and distance online. Great app!

  • (69)

    by Nikola Vukelić on 26/07/2014

    138MB?! What for?! That's ridiculous, I can't install this on my phone.

  • (69)

    by Mary Johnson on 25/07/2014

    Fantastic app, training program, and story! I thought I had good endurance before downloading it; but four weeks ago I could have barely run from one end of my street circle to the other. Now, after four weeks, it's no problem to keep going around. If you want to start running and don't really have a motivation, this is a great place to start. I know I will be buying the regular version at the end

  • (69)

    by Katie Taylor on 24/07/2014

    This is such a great app - I'd recommend it to anyone. Totally worth the money and so much fun!

  • (69)

    by Justine Barnes on 24/07/2014

    The story is great so far and I enjoy the pacing and Playlist integration. I don't like how minimal the app is. The "base" and everything else seems to be online. I tried visiting the site on my phone but it isn't very phone compatible and freezes often. The main reason I gave it 3 stars is because the mileage is terrible. I traveled under 3 miles and even though this app supposedly tracks GPS it

  • (69)

    by jeff scott on 23/07/2014

    Entertaining... Easy to run to and super helpful training tool for me. If I had one issue it is that whatever your playlist is when you start is what you get. Have to reset the settings for the app to get the updated playlist. A playlist refresh button would be great. That way when I add a song it mixes it in with the rest of the playlist. That alone is the only reason for the 4 star rating