I just started using this one to carry on from the Run5K that I finished.
So far I like it. I started in Week 8, since it was mostly just Run5K week 8, except that it finishes day 3 with a 35 minute run instead of a 30 minute run. I was ready for that after two weeks of 30.
Then it starts run walk intervals. Week 9 is 20 run/3 walk/20 run. Warm ups and cool down, of course. Then it goes to 10/1/10/2/10/3/10/4/10 for a total of 50 minutes running, then the next week it's 12/walk/12 for 60 min. of running. Then 15/2/15/3/15. After that it starts with a longer run/short walk/short run, like 30/5/15, adding running until you get to 60 minutes straight.
I like weeks 9-11 a lot, since it seems less daunting to be out 60, 70 or even 80 minutes with it broken up with walks of 1-3 minutes. The total minutes drop after you start the long/short run sequences.
It has cute "badges" as you progress, which I suppose are nice. Mostly I like the pacing.
What I don't like: it has no audio cues for "half way" and "one minute left," and I miss those.
It will allow you to use a GPS app. Like music, you just start it before you start the run app. Some may not like the fact that you don't control the music in the app. It also means the thing turns off, so if you want to see the screen you have to power it up again, which is annoying.
But these down-sides are worth it, since as I said, I like the pacing a lot better on this one than others.
Overall, I'd recommend it. At least it's worth checking out to see if it's a fit.
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