Bridge to 10K®


Specifically designed for 5K graduates. Pick up where Ease into 5K app leaves off and get to the 10K distance in just 6 weeks.

Please note: If you’ve never run before, please consider starting with Ease into 5K app (www.easeinto5k.bluefinapps.com) since it is designed for beginners. This app gives you audio prompts every time you need to change from running to walking according to the Bridge to 10K® running plan. You can listen to your music and enjoy your workout without constantly looking at your stopwatch.

Bridge to 10K® plan in a nutshell

  • Designed for Ease into 5K graduates
  • Alternates between walking and running
  • Takes 6 weeks to complete
  • Workout 3 days per week
  • Each workout session is from 53 to 70 minutes long If you’ve completed the Ease into 5K and now wish to train for the 10K this is the app to have!

APP FEATURES

  • Select your own music and skip tracks without leaving the app!
  • Works with Nike+**
  • Plays audio alerts when you need to switch from running to walking
  • Configure additional alerts and settings within the app.
  • Keeps track of the days you’ve completed.
  • Share your workouts on Facebook and Twitter right from the app.

**This feature requires iPhone 3.0 update

Each workout includes a 5 minute warmup walk and 5 minute cooldown walk
Week 1 Duration: 53 min.
Run 10 min/walk 1 min Repeat x 4.
Week 2 Duration: 57 min.
Run 15 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 3.
Week 3 Duration: 63 min.
Run 17 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 3.
Week 4 Duration: 66 min.
Run 18 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 3.
Week 5 Day 1: Duration: 55 min. Run 22 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 2.Day 2: Duration: 61 min. Run 25 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 2.Day 3: Duration: 71 min. Run 30 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 2.
Week 6 Duration: 70 min.
Run 60 min.

Copyright 2010 – 2012 Bluefin Software, LLC

Purchase this app directly at http://bit.ly/bskvrl for just $2.99


For questions regarding this app please fill out this form below. Thank you!

185 responses to “Bridge to 10K®

  1. Hi
    Is there a setting for use on a treadmill?

    • Hi Verity,

      Thanks for your question. You can turn the GPS off by taping on the circle next to GPS. When you disable it you can enter your treadmill speed in the journal entry once you’ve completed your workout. Tap on the Journal tab. Tap on workout and then tap on the calculator next to the Pace field. The calculator will convert your treadmill speed to min/mile or min/km. Contact me via support@runhelper.com if you can’t make it work or have any other questions. I am more than happy to help. Have a great day.

  2. I just purchased the Bridge to 10k app, but I cannot figure out how to use the music already on my phone. I previously used the C25K app (different developer) without problems. Is there somewhere I can access step by step directions. I have an Android phone. Thanks!

    • Hi Taucia,

      The app’s Music screen lists all playlists you have created with the phone’s built-in Music app. If you don’t see any playlists it could be because you don’t have any playlists (in which case you can just create one with the Music app and it will show up in our app) or that your phone does not allow access to playlist (most common with Samsung phones). In the latter case you can switch to using in-app playlist. To do that go to the app Settings (click on the Menu button on your phone) then uncheck the “User external playlists”. After you do that, the Music screen will display a “+” button which when pressed will allow you to add music to the in-app playlist.

  3. I LOVE THIS PROGRAM!!! I just finished C25K, and am on week two of B210K, unfortunately I just switched phones. When will you be coming out with a version for Windows 8 phones?????

  4. Hi. I loved your C25K app so the natural thing was to continue onto this one afterwards…however, with the runs being quite a bit longer I like to watch a movie on my iPad whilst running – (on the treadmill…obviously)!

    I downloaded the app on my iTouch and just tried to sync it with iPad….argghhhhh….it doesn’t work.
    Please tell me whenwe will be able to sync this app with our other IOS devices, can’t face the thought of running for 1 hr on a treadmill looking at a brick wall!

    Thanks

    • Hi Mandi,

      Could you please clarify your question a bit. Are you wanting to transfer your previous run data from the iTouch to the iPad? or Are you having a hard time downloading the app to your iPad. If it is the latter, make sure you are using the same iTunes user account and password that you used when purchasing the Bridge to 10K app for your iTouch.
      If you are wanting to transfer your workouts to the iPad you can sign up for RunHelper Connect. The first month is free with no obligations past that. You can sign up, upload your workout history, and then sync it with your iPad. For more details on RunHelper Connect visit our website http://runhelper.com
      Let me know if you need any more help.

  5. Got your recent update and now downloaded the new IPhone software and the app doesn’t work. I get the welcome screen and then it closes again… any ideas?

    • Hi Iain,

      I’m so sorry for the trouble. An update that fixes this issue has just been approved and it’s available for download on the App Store. Please install the latest update and the app will start working again.

  6. Hi,
    Really love this app! Just wondering when we’re likely to see an update for the iPhone 5 and iOS6?
    Thanks!

    • Hi Gary,

      Thanks for writing your question. We have an update pending Apple’s approval in the works right now. This new release will not offer a longer screen for the iPhone 5 (we are working on revamping the workout screen completely). Otherwise the apps work with the new iOS 6 already. Are you encountering a problem with iOS6? If so, please let us know via support@runhelper.com
      Thank you.

  7. I just started using the Android app today – really loved it for my first run! I meant to purchase the gps feature, but hit the wrong button. Is there a way to get back to where I can purchase it?

    • Thanks for writing. Simply tap on the GPS indicator on the main screen and a text box will appear where you can purchase the add on. Good luck with your training.

  8. Brendan O'Regan

    Hi, I have bridge to 10k installed on my Ipod touch software version 3.1.3 I select my playlist from the menu but when I go back to run and start the workout it always changes the playlist to the first playlist in the menu and wont allow it to select the one i want. Any ideas on why it wont allow me select the playlist i want. I have tried a few playlists in the menu

  9. Hi, I’ve been using the Bridge to 10K app for a couple of weeks now after finishing Ease into 5k. I’m noticing a problem with the calories burned part of the journal. Some days I haven’t completed the run (stopped halfway) and the estimated calories burned is still very similar to when I do the full workout. I’m not sure why it’s calculating it wrong or what I can do to fix it?

    • Hi Shannon,

      Thanks for your comment. I will look into this and see if I can reproduce it. The calories burned formula depends on workout duration so if the workout is shorter the calories burned should be less then when doing the full workout.

  10. Do we still have to repurchase the GPS feature for the B10k app if we already bought the C25k + GPS feature?

  11. Hello! I decided to purchase the B210K app yesterday. I went for my first run and the app worked great. My only question is regarding some of the journal items. The first four fields (Date, Distance, Weight, Cal. Burned) worked fine, but everything else was incorrect. I had to manually adjust the Duration field to the correct time (it was listed as a similar number to Distance — 4.9 mi with a Duration of 4:90 or something like that). Once I adjusted the Duration to 53:00 (for W1D1), the Avg. Pace field looked better (10:48/mi), but the Run Pace (68:47/mi) and Walk Pace (3:14/mi) still seem off pretty far off.

    Any ideas? I’m using the Android app on T-Mobile MyTouch 3G — app version 1.0.17.

    Thanks!

    • Hi Aaron,

      Thank you for writing. Could you please send me a picture of the screen before you change the details on your next run to support@runhelper.com? I will look into this and see if there is a quick fix or you’ve uncovered a bug.
      Thank you

  12. Does the app have to be open on top in order to hear the audible prompts? I have a workout music app that adjusts the playlist based on pace, and it has to be on top in order to operate. Is there any way for these to work concurrently?

  13. Frenchster

    Hi all, in my training I am using a treadmill that only does Kilometers, is there a way to change the app so that when I enter my speed and distance I can use kilometers instead of miles?

    • Thanks for writing. You can change to metrics under the settings tab within the app. Tap on settings and then scroll down to make the changes you need.

  14. I love this app but I cannot figure out how to delete a single journal entry (rather than all journal entries). I have four blank entry for one day because there is no cancel or delete button once your in the journal entry screen.

    Also, I accidentally forgot to click the journal icon after my run and can’t figure out how to recover my stats or gps map info. Is there any way to enter journal entry stats without having to enter it manually?

    Once again, great app and thanks for the help.

    • Hi Bobby,

      To delete a single entry from the Journal screen just swipe your finger (left to right) across the entry you wish to delete. A red “Delete” button will appear which when tapped will delete only that entry.

      If you have the GPS option the stats will automatically populate for you in the journal screen. Once your workout is completed and if you’ve forgotten to see the journal you can tap on the Journal tab bar on the bottom of the screen on the workout description screen. Once you tap on that button you can see the listing of your workouts. Tap on the workout you want to see and you will go to the edit screen where you will see all your stats for that workout, including MAP and Fb/Twitter sharing button.

      Good luck in your training!

      • Nice! Thanks for the prompt response. After I deleted all the blank journal entries, I realized my run was saved all along… whew! Great customer service. Thanks again!

  15. I wad wondering what the expected distances are for each of the runs. I am a slower runner and don’t think I’ll be ding enough distance to actually complete a 10k at the end of the program. Is the any way to adjust the prompts, based on your individual pace?

    • Hi Mindy,

      Thanks for writing. There is no specified distance for each workout because each runner does run at different paces. The goal is to get you running at least one hour doubling a 5K for a 10K run. If it takes you longer than that it is ok. If you want to be running faster, then I would suggest strength training on your days off from running. This will greatly improve your running speed. You can try out our Bootcamp app at home. You don’t need any extra equipment to do the exercises and you can create how long you want to workout. Check it out in the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bootcamp/id398974469?mt=8
      Good luck!

  16. Omg. Feel so silly! Should have eard the nasty words i said when trying to run. Geesh! Thanks so much!

  17. I bought the app for my ipod. I just finished the c25k app last week. I am having problems with this app wanting to start when I push the start button. it will “unlock” then locks and nothing happens. The timer doesn’t start.

    • Thanks for writing. Most likely you have the “Lock Buttons” feature turned on. That feature makes certain buttons (indicated by a padlock next to them) require a double tap to activate. We have put that feature in order to help prevent accidental button taps during a workout. You can turn it off if you’d like by going to the Settings tab and turning OFF the “Lock Buttons” option.

  18. Hello—I love your programs. I started the C25K in December and successfully finished two 5k’s in the past couple of months. Now, I am working my way up to a 10k and am using the bridge to 10k program. I only have one suggestion/request for the 10k program. I sometimes like to run extra days here and there by time (especially if I am on time restraints) and not by distance but the 10k doesn’t have a timed run (30, 45 and 60) like the 5k does, only the distance run. I would go back and use the 5k program, but then it would log it under that program and NOT the 10k program (i am a little precise with my log-LOL). I would prefer not to use the nike+ just to run a timed run. Hoping that maybe you can add that on the next update????
    Thanks
    Beth in Florida

    • Beth,

      Thanks for commenting and writing a suggestion. I am so happy that you finished two 5Ks and are looking to go the 10K distance as well. The Bridge to 10K app does not have a timed distance workout, but if you enable the GPS you can go for a distance run. When you scroll to the end of the workout list you can tap on distance run and then select the distance you want to run. I will talk to the development team and see if adding timed workouts to Bridge to 10K is something we will be implementing in future updates.Thanks again for writing us. Happy Running!

  19. Hi
    I have an ipod nano and really need a couch to 10k programme – are there any i can download that are compatible? I don’t have an iphone or touch – i used the itunes C25k and it was brilliant – completed a 5k (on a rainy beach!) in just under 37 mins so really want to get going with the 10k programme and see what i can achieve on dry land.

    Thanks

    • Hi Bev,

      Congrats on running a 5K on a rainy beach. Sounds like a fun run to do. Unfortunately the apps do not work on iPod Nanos. We are working on offering the Bridge to 10K via podcasts but they are not complete just yet.

  20. Hi. I have just purchased the B210k app and can’t wait to use it on Monday. I currently run 3 times a week 5k in about 35 mins. I was wondering if I should start at week one or errr further into the programme? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciate. Thanks.

    • Hi Pippa,

      Thanks for writing. You can start wherever you would like in the program. Some people like the first week because they take a step back. Others prefer to keep moving on and skip week one or even week two. It is up to you and your running. Good luck.

  21. Check that the cues are turned on in the setting and that the volume is set high enough to be heard over the music playing.

  22. I bought the app and had my first run today and the app never signaled me audibly when to run/walk. Can you please assist me? Thanks!

    • Jennifer,

      There is a bug in the iOS 5.0 that in some cases disables the notifications for app in the Notification Center. Could you please check if the Notifications are enabled for the Ease into 5K app:

      – Start the Settings app
      – Select the Notifications (at the fist panel, just under the Wi-Fi)
      – Scroll down the list of apps and select Ease into 5K app
      – Make sure the Notifications are turned on and look similar to this screenshot:
      https://img.skitch.com/20111206-mwmurgfjt7mtsxgiqktdu7ksgc.jpg
      – Scroll down the list and turn ON Badge App Icon, Sound, and View in Lock Screen

      If you place the app in the background or lock the screen while you workout this is very likely the reason why you can’t hear the alerts. If this did not help please email our support at support@runhelper.com. Thanks!

  23. I just started using this plan I am on week 2 day one, only I ran 15 minutes x 4 instead of 3. I don’t have an iphone yet, I am just reading the plan and tracking on the treadmill.
    My goal is to complete a 10K on January 21st, 2012.
    So far I am LOVING this plan, as soon as I get an iphone I will be buying the app.

  24. Would also like to request an Android app!

    • Hi Megan,

      Thanks for writing. Bridge to 10K is available on the Android Market. Search for Bluefin Software and Bridge to 10K will be there.

  25. Will the B210K be available for the Ipod Nano? Love the C25K program!!

    • Hi Rodney,

      Thanks for writing. The iPod Nano does not allow other apps onto the device other than those already on it. It would be great if they did.

  26. I recently completed C25K with GPS feature, and completed my first 5k. I downloaded C210K bridge and I’m having a lot of trouble getting the GPS function to work. I have an iPod touch. Anyone know if the GPS feature on C210K works on iPod touch? If so, how do I enable? When I click on the red GPS button it says, “feature not available.” Strange it would work for one and not the other. Any input would be greatly appreciated!

  27. What is the name of the half marathon app? I cant figure out which one it is on Itunes. Thanks

  28. I just downloaded the app two days ago and it is not measuring pace correctly. It is just taking total time divided by total distance and although it does show different rates for walking/running – it doesn’t calculate the running pace seperately.

  29. I love the app but when i got my new iPhone 4s, all app data was lost and I had already purchased the GPS function and using the same iTunes account, it took me all the way to the credit card screen not recognizing i already purchased it.

    • Hi Lauren,

      Thanks for writing. I am sorry you lost your data. If you use the same iTunes account that you used to purchase the GPS you will not be charged for it again. Just follow the same steps you did to purchase it originally and as long as you are using the same iTunes account you did when you enabled it the first time, the app store will detect that you have already paid for the feature and will enable it without charging you again.

      To get the GPS pop-up again just tap on the red GPS circle on the main app screen.

  30. Hello!

    I just wanted to leave a message to say thank you. In March this year I couldn’t run to the end of my road and on Sunday I completed my first ever 10K race! I didn’t break any records, but I’m really proud of my time of 1:04:49.

    I’ve come so far in just 6 months and both the C25K and B210K apps have been fantastic tools to help get me there. I have been recommending you to all my friends who have been amazed at my progress. And I may well be back for the half marathon app at some point…

    Thanks so much guys – keep up the good work.

    • Sophie,

      Thanks for writing us. I am so happy for you and I am so excited that our apps have helped you along your running journey. Congrats on completing the race with an awesome time and for sticking with the plans and seeing that they do work.

  31. Hey Tanya.great apps.I’m currently in the midst of c25k program.nice and easy.confused between choosing bridge to 10 k or ease into 10 k nxt.don’t want to take too much strain too.in c25k three days a week u said,is alternate day running ok or 3 days at a stretch ? Thx.

  32. Hello!
    Is there a way to upload all of your journal entries to you computer? I’d like to see a print out of everything :)

    • Hi Kristie,

      Thanks for writing. We do not have this feature available as of yet, but we are looking into making this for future updates.

  33. Hello!

    I’ve decided on the Bridge to 10K, however, I need the best GPS app to run with it? Recommendations?

    thank you!

    • Hi Lori,

      Thanks for writing. You could always try the GPS in app purchase of the the Bridge to 10K app to get you started.

  34. Brent Adcock

    My wife and I have gone to the Bridge to 10K, and now we can no longer access our c25k journal or the app at all, is this designed that way? would like to revisit c25k if possible for shorter training sessions.

    • Hi Brent,

      You should be able to use both of them. Most likely, the update to the C25K app that recently became available is causing trouble. Unfortunately in some cases an update can cause this to happen. Please try repeatedly opening the app, then restarting the phone. You may have to do that a few times but it should eventually be able to load.

      Another way to get it working again is to delete and re-download the app. You can re-download the app without being charged again. However deleting the app will delete the workout history.

  35. Great job guys! I finished the C25k program with the help of your app and am considering the bridge to 10k but was curious if I had to purchase the GPS in that app also if I have already purchased it in the C25k app?

    Thanks.

    • Hi Alex,

      Thanks for writing. The apps are separate so the GPS will need to be purchased again in order to have it for the Bridge to 10K.

  36. Nanette Vogler

    I really dont trust the GPS tool. I’ve mentioned it here before, and Tanya said that she saw the issue…but then when I asked when it was to updated, Alex indicated that its already updated. When it was announced on FB, I asked if the GPS update would be included but didnt get an answer. My last run was for W3D3, and here are my “journal” details:
    Distance: 5.27mi
    Walk Pace: 11:40/mi
    Run Pace: 12:19/m

    Obviously, its quite off. The distance, however, appears fine…so its just the pace calculations. Is this same issue present in the half marathon app? This is really just frustrating…since I can tell that my “run pace” is a calculation of distance divded by time, so its calcing the entireaverage ratehr than just the run portion.

    Can anyone tell me how to utilize the nike gps and disable this gps? or, are they forever bound since i purchased them?

    • Hi Nanette,

      Sorry for the trouble you have experienced with the app and the confusion about the GPS fix. If you haven’t already done so please update your app to the update that just became available for download. The latest version is 3.2.1. You can see which version you have by going to the Help screen where the version number is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

      This latest update fixes a bug with the pace calculation that you are pointing out. With this new update you can also turn OFF the GPS feature by tapping on the GPS circle on the main app screen. You can use Nike+GPS app together with our app if you have a multitasking enabled device (iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4, and running iOS 4.0 or greater)

  37. Hi Tanya,

    Is the option for metric measurements going to come out soon? My maths just isnt that great :)

    Cheers!

    • Hi Khyalla,

      Yes the new C25K update, which will include metrics, is currently waiting Apple’s approval process. Should be available next week. The Bridge to 10K and Ease into 10K already have the metric option available. If you’ve updated the app to the latest version tap on the Settings tab to change to metric.

  38. If I purchased the GPS add-on on previous phone (but same Itunes Account) will I be required to purchase this again or will it recognize my previous purchase?

    • Hi Michael,

      Thanks for writing. You won’t have to pay for it again. Just follow the same steps you did to purchase it originally and as long as you are using the same iTunes account you did when you enabled it the first time, the app store will detect that you have already paid for the feature and will enable it without charging you again.

      To get the GPS pop-up again just tap on the red GPS circle on the main app screen.

  39. Went through the c25k, now on bridge apps/program. Recently joined RunKeeper due to workout friends. Any way to easily (read as non-manual) sync/import my bridge 2 10k into Runkeeper? I use the 3G iphone, so can’t mulit-task apps. Just curious. Thx.

  40. Nanette Vogler

    Has the app been updated? I havent received a notice for this via the App Store. If not, any ETA on when it will be available? Thanks!

    • Hi Nanette,

      Yes, we have recently updated this app. You can check the version number you have by opening the app, and going to the Help tab. The version number is displayed at the button of the screen. The current version is 3.2.

  41. Questioning the journal run/walk pace. I did 4.49 miles in w1d3. So, 53 minutes (total walk + run time) divided by 4.49….average is 11.8 minute mile (or approximately 11:47), which in the journal is listed as the run pace. Therefore, I think its calculating the overall pace instead of the run pace for this field. Also, my walk pace is listed as 11:36…but every time i was walking, when i glanced i was around 15:30 pace. And of course, there is no way I was walking faster than I was running. Any suggestions on my end?

    I suppose I’m guessing that my run pace was really around 10:46, assuming my walk pace was 16 minute miles and I was walking 13 minutes total, I walked about .8 miles. Therefore, I really ran 4.49-.8=3.7 miles over 40 minutes….so 10.8 minute pace (around 10:46 pace). Which sorta makes sense since when ever I glanced at my phone for my actual pace i dont recall it being above 11.

    TIA!

    • Also, W1D1 posted to FB fine…but hasn’t been able to post for W1D2 or W1D3. When publishing, the FB pop-up window comes up, but its blank, except for the header….then a few seconds later, even the “Facebook” reference in the header line disappears and I have to close down a blank pop-up. On an iphone4 with AT&T, if that matters.

    • Hi Nanette,

      Thanks for writing. We have found a bug with in the GPS that is causing these incorrect readings. We have fixed it and will update the app shortly.

  42. Any chance the metric update will come through for the original C25K program as noticed it is there for the the 10K plans but not the 5.

    Also I have been unable to purchased the in app gps, says that I am unauthorised to purchase. I don’t understand how I can purchase the app but not the in app function. I have an iphone 4 with operating system greater than 4.

    Really enjoying the run plan just wishing I could track my progress.

    Thanks

    • Hi Julie,

      Thanks for your comment. Yes, the C25K app will be getting metric support soon as well.

      Regarding the GPS in-app purchase, most likely the in-app purchases are restricted on your iPhone. To enable them please do the following:

      – Start the Settings app
      – Select General, then select Restrictions
      – If restrictions are Enabled, scroll down and make sure “In-App Purchases” entry is turned to ON

  43. If one finishes the 10K program, at what “day” should the half marathon program start? If you are already running 6 miles at a time, seems odd to step back for 5-6 weeks to just 3-4 miles on your long day.

    Also, if you are starting the half marathon program at 12 weeks prior to the race date, and have already completed the 10k app….what is a good transition? should you continue to run 60 minutes 3 times a week prior to preparing for the half marathon….or should you step back for a few weeks first?

  44. Oh please please please give me the Km option! What’s wrong with metrical system? The app is bridge to 10K, not bridge to 6.25M… When will you update this awesome app, so it can be even more awesome?

    • Thiago,

      The new update became available on the App store today, and yes it finally supports the metric system.

      • Wow! So I had to do was to complain about it? Just kidding, thanks for the the tip, already update it.

  45. A quick note to say thank you so much for this app. I have never been a runner. Ever. With the C25K app and now the Bridge to 5K app I am running longer and faster than I ever dreamed possible. I feel so proud of myself and you are a big part of it. Thank you!

    • Hi Katy,

      Thank you for that great message. I am so happy that you are now a runner and going for even further distances is amazing. You SHOULD be proud of yourself. Way to go!

  46. I am a graduate of C25K and am currently in week 2 of B210K. I love these two running apps and wish to continue on after I complete B210K. Unfortunately, there is no way in hell I am paying $15 for the half-marathon app. What were you guys’ thought process when deciding to make that app so expensive? Also, how much do you plan on charging for the full marathon app? $30?

    • Hi Seth,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m really happy to hear that you love our apps. When we decided to do a 1/2 marathon app we wanted to make it follow a proven training plan. The 1/2 marathon app uses Hal Higdon’s training plan which has helped thousands of runners train for the 1/2 marathon. The calendar only version of his plan sells for $14.95 (http://home.trainingpeaks.com/training-and-nutrition-plans/featured-authors/hal-higdon.aspx) so buying his plan in a interactive iPhone app format for $14.99 is actually a bargain as you virtually get all of the app features for free.

  47. Hi There,
    Just thought i would check wether your app supports the metric system yet? Am keen to purchase…
    Cheers,
    Sam.

    • Hi Sam,

      The current version does not support metrics. But the next update, which is coming soon, will have metric support.

  48. Hi guys, you say the app is Nike + compatable. What exactly does than mean?
    Does the app work with the Nike + sensor?

    Abi

    • Hi Abi,

      You can use the Nike+ with the app. Here is how to make it work:

      1) Start Nike+ app and start the workout (select None for the workout music) and press play
      2) Press the “home” hardware button on your iPhone or iPod touch
      3) Start the C25K app, add music, choose the workout day, and slide to start the
      workout

      Nike+ app will stay in the “background” and you will see the red bar
      on the top of the screen. In order for C25K app to work, Nike+ app
      needs to stay in the background the entire length of the workout which
      basically means that you should not tap on the Nike+ red bar while in
      the workout.

      Hope this helps and please let me know if you have further questions.

  49. Hi,
    Just downloaded the Bridge to 10km app after completing the brilliant Couch to 5km plan. It’s great, but I have one small issue with it – it says my target distance is 3.1miles in the graph section, when it should be 6.2miles. Is there any way of changing this?
    Thanks!

    • Hi Laura,

      Congrats on completing the Couch to 5K plan! Thanks for downloading the Bridge to 10K app. To change the distance goal tap on the Settings tab in the B210K app, then select the Goals option. We’ll make sure to fix the default distance goal for the next update.

  50. Hi. I have the B210K and really like it so far. I need longer than the allotted time on any week and day program to run & walk the full 10K distance. It stops tracking and timing me once the daily program is over, but I want to keep going – slower, but still going. I’m intersted in how long it takes me to travel the entire 10K.

    Is there a setting I can change to have it track and time me until I’ve reached to 10K distance mark?

    I’m looking at the HHH Marathon app too…perhaps that would allow me to go the distance before stopping on me?

    Please advise best course of action.
    Thanks.

    • Hi,

      Thanks for your question. The current version does not have a setting you can turn on to have the tracking continue after the planned workout is done. However, the next update we are about to release will have that feature.

      Hal Higdon’s 1/2 Marathon and the upcoming full Marathon app are distance based so they will continue tracking your run until you manually end it.

      Good luck with your training!

  51. Hi. I just downloaded the B210k today, but the voice was not on. So, I had to watch my watch to see when I was walking and running. How do I get the voice on?

    • Hi Emily,

      Did you have the app in the background or the foreground? If you have the app in the background, please make sure the mute switch is OFF on your phone. If that wasn’t the case then please check if your volume is turned up. iPhone manages a couple of volume settings with a single volume switch (music and phone ringer, and separate settings for when headphones are plugged) So to make sure music volume is turned up, plug in your headphones and start playing music from the iPod app. If you don’t hear music increase the volume while the music is playing.

      If that wasn’t the case it may be that you just need to restart the phone. Sometimes a restart helps resolve issues like that.

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  53. Hi, I purchased the in app GPS and have never gotten it to work.. how do I get it working so I can track my distance ran? Thanks!
    Amy

    • Hi Amy,

      Please check if the app has permission to access location services. Please do the following:

      – Start the Settings app, and select General, then Location Services
      – Scroll down and make sure the C25K app is turned ON
      – Restart your iPhone

      When you start your workout, please wait until the GPS circle is green (or yellow if you are in a area with poor coverage) and the status bar on the iPhone displays the “arrow” icon as in the screenshot below:
      https://img.skitch.com/20110112-bagae4er9nxkxijryum5sd9dxf.jpg

      • Great! Thanks for the info! I love this app and can’t wait until I am ready for the bridge to 10K!!

      • Okay, I tried this and it didn’t work :( My location services are on and it is still red. Does this just mean I have no signal? My phone always has plenty of signal for calling and browsing.. not sure if this uses the same signal or not.

  54. Could NOT be more excited to do this. Thank you C25k for making running addictive! On week 4 of c25k and it’s totally changed my life in those short weeks. I am resisting the urge to skip ahead on the weeks and going to stick out the rest of the program… will be excited to start this one to get to a 10k level into the summer…. and hopefully by that point I’ll be able to buy a half marathon program :)??

    • Cee,

      Thanks for posting! I love how you are getting addicted to running and that you’ve made it through half the program already. I am happy to say that the half marathon app is coming out tomorrow. It will definitely be there when you are ready to make that next step!
      Good luck and spread and addiction.

  55. What about pace? I’m a pretty slow runner – I can run for 40 minutes but sometimes I feel like I should be moving quite a bit faster.

    • Jane,

      Thanks for writing. When choosing a pace I usually say to go with what is comfortable for you. If you want to be a distance runner and not worried about how long it takes you to get there than go at the speed that is comfortable for you. If you are wanting to increase your speed than I would suggest cross training such as using our Bootcamp app, and weight lifting. By engaging other muscle groups on your off running days should help your performance. Alex and I aim to run a 10 minute mile and we are comfortable with that pace. What pace are you running right now?

  56. If I purchased the GPS feature for the C25K will it be enabled when I purchase the Bridge to 10k app?

    • Hi Adam,

      Thanks for writing. If you purchase the GPS in one app it does not transfer over to the other app. You will have to purchase the GPS again to use it in the Bridge to 10K.

  57. I am about two weeks away from completing the C25K and will be moving on to Bridge to 10K. Query – I have already paid for the upgrade to get the GPS on the C25K. Do I have to pay for it again on the Bridge to 10K?

    Lynn.

    • Lynn,

      This is a great question. The answer is yes. In order to have GPS on Bridge to 10K you will need to add the GPS to the app.

  58. I echo Lisa’s question re GPS feedback , and am waiting to buy the GPS app once it can be changed to kilometers. Thanks!

  59. Using the B210K with GPS app for iphone and the feedback it gives me is in miles. Can I change the settings to kilometers? Also can I see what was distance was just running or without the warmup/cool down? thanks!

    • Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for writing. In the next update we will be adding the option for changing values to metric. The distance includes the total time from the beginning of your workout to the end including warm up and cool down.

  60. Hi, have done C25k and will be completing B210k next week. Have found both of these to be sensational!! Really keen for a half-marathon app as I have entered one in April. I would also like to know if I can change the distance to kms instead of miles when hooked up to GPS etc. Hope that makes sense!! Thanks again for the apps.

    • Hi Susan,

      Thanks for writing I am so glad that our apps have worked out for you. The metric system will be available with our next update we are just working out a few bugs with the conversions still. The half marathon is due to be finished soon. We are working with a well known trainer who has chosen to give us their running plan. It is a great app with the same features and functionality as our other running apps. We can’t wait for it to be done.

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  62. How long do you recommend sticking with a 30 minute run after graduating couch to 5k before moving on to bridge to 10k?

    • Dawna,

      Great question. The B210K app continues where you left off in the C25K app. You should be able to just continue on to training for a 10K.

  63. When are you guys going to bridge to a half marathon???

    • Lychelle,

      That’s a great question. We are working on a full half marathon app with a very well known trainer. More details to come! Perhaps a bridge to half marathon in the future. Thanks for your suggestion.

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  68. Where do I enter my weight so I can see how many calories I burned??

    • Hi Conny,

      You can enter your weight in the journal screen. Tap on the Journal tab and then tap in the text box to type in your weight.

  69. Is there a way to stop all beeping of other apps like facebook and emails while doing the Bridge to 10k? While doing my run today I kept getting all kinds of beeps and such for other notifications LOL!

  70. Is there anyway to get this so that I can download it to my MP3? I have a dear friend who is using the 5K and loves it, but I don’t have an iPhone. I am preparing for a half-marathon, and I have actually ran in one 10K. However, I don’t think I had properly prepared myself and would love to use this. Is there any hope?

  71. Just wanted to say thanks for this! i graduated from C25k in February or March using the free podcasts. When I ran out of podcasts, I hate to say it–I quit running (mostly). I decided to start running again and thank god for your app! Thanks for helping, you’re doing great work. I can’t wait for the 1/2 marathon app.

  72. Hi there,

    I REALLY want to purchase the bridge to 10K program (I currently run 5K 2-3 times a week, but I’m trying to train for a half-marathon).

    I own an iPod Touch, and I’ve tried to purchase the bridge to 10K program, but when I click “buy now” it will not let me purchase it because it states the software is incompatible, as it requires the iPhone 3.0 update.

    However, from what I understand, only certain parts of the app require the iPhone 3.0 update.

    Is there a way to fix this? I don’t need the fancy parts of the app; I just want to be able to use it to train for a 10K!

    Thanks!

    • Kristin,
      I am sorry for any inconvenience this has caused but the app does
      require a minimum version of iOS 3.0 or greater. To check
      which version you have go to Settings app, tap on General, then on
      About and note the Version number. If it’s less than 3.0 then please
      update your iPod touch before downloading the app. You can find up the
      easy to follow update instructions here:
      http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/software-update/

      • I just finished the bridge to 10k, after completing C25K. Do you have another program to follow if I wanted to go further such as a half marathon? Have loved the programs!

      • Congrats on completing the Bridge to 10k program! We have a 1/2 marathon app in the works and hope to have it released to the App Store before the new year.

  73. So excited to have found this!! Just finishing up C25k week 7 and was starting to panic about how to do a 10 k!!

    • Hi Conny,

      I am happy that you found it too. Good luck on increasing your distance. We hope to have a 1/2 marathon app available as well.

  74. I would LOVE to see this app and C25K available on the Palm Pre Plus…
    Thanks!
    Lisa

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  77. How’d you all decide on the 1 min walk? Seems a bit short for long repeats at least for my aging body, but then again I haven’t run a 10K in donkeys’ years so what do I know. :-) Many, many moons ago when I did much longer distance running, I’d often run 10-30 minutes (depending on the workout), walk 1-3 minutes (often the ratio was run 10, walk 1; run 20, walk 2; run 30, walk 3), repeat. My original goal was to reduce the walk period, but I did discover that a couple of minutes for a rest interval helped me run much longer distances and made post-workout recovery easier. Weird what a minute here and there can do. Of course, I’m a data point of 1 so take that for what it’s worth, which might not be much.

    We’ve got a gaggle of parents at the elementary school where my son goes doing Couch to 5K along with a bunch of my Twitter friends. Lovin’ your app. This has been a rebirth for me after years of butchering myself with bad shoes, bad workouts, and bad morale. That with Nike Plus and my new Free Runs have made me love running again, and this time with much less pain and a lot more fun!

    5K less than 6 weeks away! On, on!

    • Thanks for sharing and I apologize that it took me so long to respond. I am glad to see that you are finding the intervals beneficial in post run recovery. I also find that with a minute of walking I get an extra boost when it is time to run again. I am happy to see that your love for running has returned and that our app has helped you regain that spirit again. Good luck to you, your Twitter friends and all the parents at school. Again thanks for post and happy running!

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  80. Hi,
    Is there anyway to change the voice on the bridge to 10k to the one that is used on the couch to 5k? I’ve gotten used to her voice.
    Thanks,
    Michael

    • Hi Michael,

      We only have one male voice on all three of our running apps. We do have a female voice as an option yet, but we do have it ready. Perhaps in a future update we will add it.

  81. what is the link to see the outline for bridge to 10k?

  82. Hi there,
    Can you tell me if this is compatible with an iPod Nano? Thanks for your time!

    • Hi Tracy,

      Thank you for your question. The C25K app is not available for the iPod Nano. Currently the app only works on the iPod Touch and iPhone. If you are interested in the C25K training program you can Google Couch to 5K podcasts and download for free.
      Good luck!

  83. Any plans on making a mini or full marathon? I love the way your apps are designed, and there are no other good ones

    • Dustin,

      Thanks for your question. We do have plans on making a half and full marathon. Stay tuned!

      • Khyalla Morgan

        how’s this coming along? very excited about the idea of a half marathon one!

      • Hi Khyalla,

        Thanks for writing and thanks for your interest. It is coming along just beautifully. We are working with a well known trainer and can’t wait to reveal who and how the app looks. Look for it soon!

      • Hurray! I’m about a quarter way through the Couch 2 5k app and was hopeful that half and full marathon editions would come out eventually.

        Are there any plans to integrate GPS tracking to track distances ran? It would be a nice integration for those of us who like to see our progress in distance when we measure our runs by time.

      • We have GPS available for all of our running plans on the iPhone. We are also coming out with a half marathon app. It is due to be released in the next coming weeks. Stay tuned to the blog for more news on this new app.
        Congrats on your running progress thus far. Keep up the good work!

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  85. I don’t suppose you ever plan to release this app (and the C25K original) for Droid? I run with yours on my iPod Touch because I like it better than any of the apps I’ve found for Droid, but I’d rather run using my phone so I have it with me…

    • Hi Megan,

      Thanks for your interest in our app. We do not have it available for the Droid yet. Perhaps we will look into making one available for that phone as well.

  86. I started the bridge to 10k program (after completing the c25k) and I love it. I just purchased a new Android phone and I was sad to see your app wasnt listed in the app store. Help. I’m lost without a program to keep me going.

    • Hi Myesha,

      Glad you love our program, but sorry we do not have it available for the Android.

    • Sorry to “poach” on the site, but there is a Bridge to 10K program on the Droid market, made by Guy Hoffman. I have a droid, so I wanted to buy this when I did 5K but couldn’t find it and found his instead.

      Alex, I hope you don’t mind me posting this information, I would buy from you if I could have!

      • Tiffany,

        Good news is that we are planning to break into Android’s mobile platform soon. I think it is great that you are going for further distances, keep up the good work.

  87. Hi Alex & Tanya, good job on the C25K. I’m only on week 2 and am interested in the Bridge to 10k. In the reviews of the B210K, someone stated that GPS is needed. Is that saying that I will not be able to use this app outside of my home where I’ll have no wifi for my iPod touch? Is this app only compatible with the iPhone?

    Would you please create a pushup app similar to your 5k & 10k apps.

    Thank you,
    Kim G.

    • Hi Kimberly,

      You can use the Bridge to 10k app on your iPod touch outside your home. It doesn’t need internet connection during the workout. And the app does not use GPS.

    • Kim, have you seen the 100 push up app? I am doing that along with C25K and 200 sit ups app after my runs… feel great afterwards.

      Shonn

  88. Is there any layout of the Bridge to 10K plan available to show what is involved in the six week plan? Who designed this plan? Also, is there a demo App or Youtube video available to demonstrate how the app functions? I am a couple weeks from completing C25K and looking to move onto a 10K app, I’d like to know what kind of plan I’m purchasing.

  89. Whats the difference between “Bridge to 10k” and “Ease to 10k.”

    • Hi Marcus,

      Bridge to 10K is a 6 week program that is designed for people who have completed the Couch to 5K and wish to increase the distance to 10k. The running intervals start at 10 minutes so you do more running from the start. It a bridge form 5k to 10k distance.

      Ease into 10K is a 10 week program for people who want to go to 10K distance from the start. The running intervals start at 3 minutes so it is more gradual then the Bridge to 10K

      • How close are you guys to having the bridge to 1/2 marathon available? A group of friends and myself have completed c25k and ease into 10k and are really ready for the bridge to 1/2
        Thanks
        DIana

      • Hi Diana,

        Thanks for writing. We are coming out with a half marathon app by a well know trainer. Alex is submitting it today to Apple and we should be approved in a few weeks. You can watch the blog as I will be posting an update about the new app shortly. We will not be making a bridge to 1/2 marathon at this time.

    • Tanya I don’t quite get what you are saying. Do you mean it is not a “bridge” one, just a “half marathon” training app ??