Start To Run (Garmin App) 11

This is the program that taught me how to run. Back in the day I couldn’t run 500 meters, now I’m running ultramarathons… so this schedule worked wonders for me.

The original (dutch) lessons on which this app is based can be found here


choose  the lesson

choose the lesson. Devices with keys use the up/down/enter button, devices with touch screen use tap lower/upper screen or swipe

summary screen

A summary screen is presented so you know what to expect from this lesson!

action screen

This is what you see during the lesson. At the bottom of the screen you also see what the next “block” is going to be.


  • Try to run in an even pace (run slow enough so you can keep up this pace!)
  • Walk in a way that you are active but also recuperate enough to handle the next running block
  • Take (at least) one day of rest after each lesson!
  • Treat the schedule as a guideline (take extra rest when you feel too tired!)
  • Consult a doctor to take a cardiogram is a wise thing to do

Schedule Info

Download links

Download the apps from the Connect IQ Store:
After installation you find the apps on your watch in the “IQ Apps” section.


You can use the app for free for as long as you want, but a donation is encouraged from within the app with a small encouragement message. If you like the app then consider to support the development!

Suggested donation amount: 5 euro (Mention the name of the app: “Start To Run”, tip: choose donate to a friend to limit paypal fees)

(SPECIAL PROMO – donate 19 euro or more and get a key that’s valid for all my current and future apps )


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11 thoughts on “Start To Run (Garmin App)

  1. Reply Bart Apr 22,2019 16:45

    This worked great today. Thanks for the app. Is it based on the ckassic C25K programme? Thanks.

  2. Reply Schmidt Jun 1,2019 17:12

    Bart: this application builds on a classic C25K program, including a 10k and 21k program as well.

  3. Reply Nunomelo Jun 26,2019 05:58

    Just went out for my first run and absolutely love this app. I will definitely be donating! Thank you so much for the help and guidance into running.

  4. Reply Richard Riley Jul 15,2019 19:45

    Whats your email? Paypal link wont work for me. Tried your name but it doesnt find oyu.

  5. Reply Holly Jul 17,2019 19:31

    Hi you replied to my review that some devices have weak vibrate. I have a forerunner 235, definitely no vibration from walk to run at all (or beep). Settings say vibrate and beep at new lap. Is this correct? Can’t see anything else to change. Really want to use app but very frustrating to have no notifications.

  6. Reply Kim Mar 16,2020 00:05

    I love the app, only thing I can’t fix is that it doesn’t fit the screen of the fenix 6s pro so I don’t see the length of the next run/walk. Otherwise awesome app!

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