5K Challenge app for iOS helps you train for your first 5K

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[prMac.com] Cortlandt Manor, New York - Pop Culture Software is pleased to announce the release of their 5K Challenge app for iOS devices. The app leads the user through a training program of about 30 minutes a day for nine weeks. After completion of the training, the user will be ready to compete in a 5K race.

"What sets this app apart is that I actually did this myself," said John Barnhart, software developer for PCS. "I had already lost about 40 pounds with a popular weight loss program. During one of the meetings, I found out there was an award for running your first 5K race." Being an iOS developer, Barnhart's decision to write a companion app was obvious.

The program begins with interval training, alternating running and walking for brief periods. "I had always been overweight, even in high school. I couldn't even run a mile back then. Day one of the training is running for 60 seconds and walking for 90 seconds, eight times. I felt I could do that." The 46 year old developer completed his first 5K in May this year. "My time was terrible, but I did it. The second 5K I did was on July 4, 30:49.3! Not bad for someone who just lost 55 pounds."

5K Challenge lets you know how you are doing, with voice prompts counting down the time or distance, in yards or meters, left for the current section. The user can choose a relative volume for the prompts, which continue to work even if the app is in the background, or when playing other audio from any music source on the device. Users can share their progress on social media. The app also includes the developer's blog feed on weight loss, running, and other health related topics.

App Features:
* 9 Week training program, three days a week, for about 30 minutes a day
* Time or distance based, metric or english
* Voice prompts from "Serena" work even in background
* Works with any music app. (Or any app at all, even another running app)
* Share your progress on social media
* my5Kchallenge.com blog feed

Device Requirements:
* iOS 5.1 or later
* iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
* 32.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
5K Challenge 1.04 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.

Pop Culture Software is an iOS development company located in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Copyright (C) 2012 Pop Culture Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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