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Run your first 5KRunning a 5 km or 10 km race can be a daunting task for the novice runner. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Sharon Profis recommends a few apps designed to make training for a long race much easier.
[MUSIC] RunKeeper has been a longtime favorite in the running community. If you're just getting started programmed workouts help you stick to a certain pace while audio cues let you know how your run is going. Like most running apps, you'll see a summary of your run with a distant, pace, and a GPS-based map of your route. Couch to 5K takes you from zero to 3.13 miles in just a few months. To ease you in, the program kicks off with walking and jogging intervals and uses audio cues to let you know when to walk or jog. In just nine weeks, you'll be ready for your first 5K. And, finally, if you're the type who needs a little extra motivation, check out Zombies Run. Start a workout and you're tasked with fleeing from the zombies and delivering supplies to people descending their town. Audio cues give you your goals, all while the app tracks your route using GPS. [NOISE] For more fitness app recommendations, visit Cnet.com. In San Francisco, i'm Sharon Profis, Cnet.com for CBS News.