There are many Couch to 5k apps on the market, but what if you want to continue your running journey and take on a 10k? In this post I’d like to bring you five of the best 5k to 10k running apps.
Running a 10k is a goal for many runners who have completed their first 5k. After all, it makes sense to want to continue your running journey.
It can be hard though to know what to do after Couch to 5k. There are so many options out there, it can quickly become overwhelming.
The beauty of a running app is that it keeps you accountable for your runs. The last thing you want is to lose your running mojo and ruin all the progress that you’ve already made.
Downloading a running app is also great if joining a running group is not an option for you right now.
So if you have recently completed Couch to 5k and don’t want your running to stop just yet, then check out some of the best 5k to 10k running apps.
Be sure to check out my post on the best running for beginners apps. You may also enjoy my own intermediate 10k training plan.
The best 5k to 10k running apps
Active.com 5k to 10k app
The 5k to 10k running app from Active.com helps you run a 10k in just nine weeks.
Active.com already has an award winning Couch to 5k app under their belt, and this 5k to 10k app has been designed to help you continue your running experience following the Couch to 5k plan.
The app uses three different interactive coaches to give you the motivation and support in every run, with real-human audio cues to guide you.
You can also track your pace and distance with GPS, as well as listen to your own playlists, log your own workouts and much more.
Fitness22 10k running app
With over 1.2 million users worldwide, the Fitness22 10k running app is probably one of my favourite apps.
Not only does it have a range of features, it has a really simple user interface which makes app navigation really simple.
The app is for beginners and 5k runners alike and allows you to go from zero to 5k in 8 weeks, then 5k to 10k in a further 6 weeks.
Some of its features include: interactive coaches, playlists, communities, achievements and badges, Facebook and Twitter integration and outdoors and treadmill functions.
The app also integrates with other GPS apps like Nike+ and Apple Health for calorie calculation.
10k Trainer by C25K running app
This 10k trainer app from Zen Labs gets you running a 10k in 14 weeks, so it is great if you want more time to reach your goal.
It’s one of the best 5k to 10k running apps if you’re looking for a plan that is flexible and not too daunting as a beginner runner.
10k trainer gets you running three times each week, which I think is manageable if you have never run a 10k before.
The app allows you to track your runs and it also integrates with the Apple Health app and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Zen Labs have also developed a range of other running apps, including Couch to 5k, half marathon and marathon training programmes.
If you have already used their Couch to 5k app, you can sequence the 10k app so it picks up where you left off.
MapMyRun running app
The MapMyRun running app from Under Armour is one of my favourite running apps. It was the first app I ever used when I first started running.
MapMyRun offers a 10k training plan that is designed to get you running a 10k in 8 weeks. The training plan is well-structured and includes everything from mobility and strength training to recovery and endurance.
The training plan is quite intensive, so if you’re running your first 10k having completed the Couch to 5k programme, I’d suggest you get a few 5k runs under your belt before attempting this plan.
Nike Run Club App
The Nike Run Club App is probably one of the most popular running apps in the world.
The app offers an 8-week 10k training plan that is designed to challenge and excite you through a mixture of speed and endurance runs.
As with the MapMyRun app, I would suggest you are comfortable with running a 5k and have at least 4 weeks of training under your belt before completing this plan.
You can also take advantage of the Nike Training Club App where you will find a range of cardio, HIIT and strength workouts at your disposal.
What 5k to 10k apps do you like to use? Comment below!