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Train for the MB Marathon with Get Running

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) With the Myrtle Beach Marathon quickly approaching, many have already started training for the event. But for those who may not know where to begin, there's an app for that.

Get Running is described as the best Couch to 5k app, because it coaches like a human, not just a robotic voice. The app helps beginners and others alike build up to being able to run a 5k race without walking, starting with alternating walk/run intervals.

According to the app's description, runners spend three days a week at a time training at the same intervals for just 20 to 30 minutes. In the first week, runners will alternate one minute of running with 90 seconds of walking.

"With each new week, Get Running's human voice coach gradually builds up your pace, until you're running for a whole half-hour," the app developers said.

Couch to 5ks are becoming increasingly popular among runners and those looking to get into shape, and they are not just for upcoming races. They also are being used to help motivate novices to the workout world.

Get Running boasts several features that are unique to the app, including the human voice, the ability to share the app with up to three other runners and helps runners plan by knowing the best days for the next run.

The app is only going to set you back $2.99, something many reviewers said was well worth it.

For more information on the app and how you can download it, click here.

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