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Couch to 5K App Changed

Recently I noticed that the Couch to 5K app I've been using was updated. The name was changed to "Run 5K" and the week I was in - week 5 - changed.

Thanks for your email. Sorry for any confusion. You're correct that the Couch to 5k name is trademarked by The Active Network, and they decided that other companies could no longer use the name or the training program (yes, the Cool Running program), so we've changed the name of our program and created an improved training program. Please let us know if you have any questions about the program. It's a shorter program - 8 weeks, instead of 9, so if you want to continue on your 9-week plan you can start one week earlier. In your case, start in Week 4 to continue your training.

The URL I mentioned and included in the email? http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml.What's changed? This handy table will show you what changed in Week 5 alone.

Week:Day Official C25K Run 5K Change

5:1 Run 5:00
Walk 3:00
Run 5:00
Walk 3:00
Run 5:00
Run 5:00
Walk 2:00
Run 7:00
Walk 2:00
Run 5:00
Run 5K is
more difficult.

5:2 Run 8:00
Walk 5:00
Run 8:00
Run 5:00
Walk 2:00
Run 8:00
Walk 2:00
Run 2:00
Roughly even due
to shorter gaps.

5:3 Run 20:00 Run 8:00
Walk 2:00
Run 10:00
Like you need to
be told. C'mon.

I took some time off after W5D2 to rest my left calf, so I'll start back again on Monday at W5D1.

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