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Zombies, Run!

By avelyne | In Running | on November 22, 2013

Zombies, Run! is a running app for iPhones and Android devices.  It’s been out for a little while but I just recently tried it out.  Now, I’m not a fan of running by any means but this app actually makes running fun.  I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I need all the help I can get to make me want to run.  At one point in my life, running was great.  It helped clear my head and gave me a sense of peace.  Not really the case anymore.  So when I discovered something I’m interested in (zombies) combined with something i’m not keen on (running), I decided to check it out.

This app takes you through a post-zombie apocalyptic world where you are Runner 5.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to collect supplies for Abel Township.  Throughout your ventures beyond the Abel Township walls, you face zombies that will chase after you forcing you to sprint to stay alive.  As you run your missions, the story continues to unfold providing more information on the truth behind the Zombie Apocalypse.

So how does it all work?  Depending on the type of run you want to do, you can set it up for a 30min run or an hour run, you can set it up for Race Mode to do a 5k, 10k, or even a 20k.  In Airdrop Mode, you can even set your own points on a real-world map and the app will create a “supply run” mission for you.  The app will also integrate the music on your device as well as keep track of your time/distance run to keep you aware of your progress.  If you aren’t a fan of being chased by zombies (Chicken!), you can even disable the Zombie Chase feature.  But where’s the fun in that???  Besides, having a few sprint intervals in your runs will help boost your lung capacity.

If you need a little motivating to get out and run, I recommend giving this app a shot.  It’s $3.99 for the app but for me, it was well worth it.


WOD 11.22.2013

Back Squat 3 x 5

Then, 4 rounds for time:

  • 30 Double unders
  • 20 Wall balls
  • 10 Toes to bar

 

2 Comments to "Zombies, Run!"

  • Jake says:

    November 22, 2013 at 9:21 AM -

    YES!

  • Alia says:

    November 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM -

    I only hate this app because the sound design is so damn GOOD! Paired with a good quality set of earphones, you can hear the surround sound quality put into the app. I won’t run with this after the sun goes down; I mean that.

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