Zombie Run App

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  1. snarlingcoyote

    snarlingcoyote <font color=blue>I know people who live in really

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    Does anyone have this? I just started it. I looked for a thread, but sadly couldn't find one. (Is there one? Please? Tell me some fellow DISers are out there out-running zombies too!)

    To stretch it out, I'm doing the C25K version first - hey, I'm a new runner - I've just been on the elliptical for 6 years, it's totally different - and it is actually written to accomodate various fitness levels of new runners.

    The premise is a blast. You were just rescued from zombies and are now a member of a camp of folks who are holed up against the zombiepocalypse. Everyone has to contribute to be part of the camp. Your contribution is to be a runner. You are Runner 5. If you do the main app you go on missions (30 or 40, I think) for the camp to retrieve items. If you do the C25K version, you are getting in shape for becoming an official runner, but you get to go on smaller missions as well. You can play your own music from playlists in between instructions from the base camp, who monitor you and let you know if there are zombies on your tail.

    At the end of each mission, you synch up with your PC and can do all sorts of neat game stuff and tracking stuff.

    I'm told that the startup company that did this app is just about to release more missions. :cool1:

    I am soooo enjoying this. I was thinking about running the TOT 10-miler in October, but really worried about my motivation. This will keep me motivated, I think. At 4 workouts a week, with the missions from the C25K, then the regular missions and the missions on the new release, I should have enough to last me a while before I have to repeat any missions.
     
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  3. Khiori

    Khiori Earning My Ears

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    I have this app. My friend (out of state) and I each have it and then discuss what we've experienced (seems to be a real story going). The idea is fantastic. Can you imagine it as a mystery or adventure (ala James Bond?? lol) I love it when I collect stuff on the runs. :thumbsup2
     
  4. runsandjumps

    runsandjumps DIS Veteran

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    Omg this app sounds amazing. Must.get.itunes.card.now. ( I don't connect my card with three kids in the house!)
     
  5. snarlingcoyote

    snarlingcoyote <font color=blue>I know people who live in really

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    I want some dystopian Hunger Games style game where I'm sent out on missions by the rebellion against a facist state or something.

    Although, I think I would definitely buy a James Bond style game!

    Oh yeah, runsandjumps, you will love it! It's only $4 for the first app and $2 for the C25K version.

    I've even made a "zombie" playlist. I didn't even know I had a lot of songs that were appropriate for running away from zombies. Anything about running away or that has "devil" in the title has gone in, and they're incredibly creepy in zombie context!

    I hope these guys branch out and make more running apps though.
     
  6. DVC Daisy

    DVC Daisy DIS Veteran

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    Oh -- I am getting ready to start this app & I still need to make my playlist. Any good song for suggestions?

    :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
     
  7. Desiree

    Desiree <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

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    Oh I have it too! I love it! In fact, I've increaded my personal record with those zombies chasing after me!
     
  8. snarlingcoyote

    snarlingcoyote <font color=blue>I know people who live in really

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    Double post.
     
  9. snarlingcoyote

    snarlingcoyote <font color=blue>I know people who live in really

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    Let's see, my playlist is currently:

    Heads will roll. Thriller. Devil's Dance Floor. Devil's Right Hand. Werewolves of London. Godzilla. Veteran of a Thousand Psychic Wars. Walking on Sunshine.
    Crush crush crush. She's Not There.
    Hush. Copperhead Road. Every Breath You Take. Wrapped Around Your Finger
    All You Zombies. The House is a Rockin
    Welcome to the Tea Party. One Engine
    Abraham's Daughter. Ain't no grave. God's Gonna Strike You Down.

    There are some others, but I mainly picked creepy songs I liked or songs that might be ironic in context. I'm on my phone right now, so really can't look.
     
  10. DVC Daisy

    DVC Daisy DIS Veteran

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    THANK YOU! Those are all excellent. I have a ton of iTunes gift cards, so I want to build a great Zombie playlist & not just use the songs that I have.

    :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
     
  11. indygirl99

    indygirl99 Choose Happiness

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    Will this app work for people who do intervals. I currently am training 1 min run 1 min walk.
     
  12. DVC Daisy

    DVC Daisy DIS Veteran

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    I STILL have not started it, but from all of the reviews I have read, that is exactly what it is for - interval training. You run when the Zombies are chasing you!

    I started watching The Walking Dead season 2 while on the treadmill to get me in the Zombie spirit.

    Still working on a playlist. In addition to the ones above I have added:

    Running with the Devil
    Another one Bites The Dust
    Born To Be Wild
    If Your Going Through Hell

    Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated!!

    :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
     
  13. snarlingcoyote

    snarlingcoyote <font color=blue>I know people who live in really

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    Those are great! Thanks
     
  14. ghoulishgirl

    ghoulishgirl I love Halloween and am afraid of butterflies

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    I have it, but haven't used it. I'm used to running without music (strange, I know!) and I forget I have it on the phone.
     
  15. runsandjumps

    runsandjumps DIS Veteran

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    I tried it on the treadmill. I didn't get very far because my music wouldn't sync, then I started listening to the sounds of the treadmill and lost my momentum.

    I need to run outside in the morning and see if it works out.
     
  16. minniesBFF

    minniesBFF <font color=teal>Maybe I can soften her up a littl

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    Ooh, this sounds fun! I love the concept of it! I'll have to check it out and see if it's something that would work for me. I don't really do interval running, but this could be a fun way to change up my normal routine.
     
  17. Phdmama06

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    That is such a fun app! I haven't used it lately because winter weather drove me indoors to the treadmill over the last couple of months, but I will probably break it out again once I can get outdoors!
     
  18. Syrreal

    Syrreal DIS Veteran<br><font color=red>I just prefer havin

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    I'll have to check it out. Speaking of running from zombies, you should see if there is a zombie run close to you. I'm probably doing one in Miami in October. Just look up zombierun or thezombierun
     
  19. snarlingcoyote

    snarlingcoyote <font color=blue>I know people who live in really

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    There was one about 2 hours away a few weeks ago - that was the closest I've seen. (And you got a discount for being one of the zombs instead of one of the humans - who could resist being a zombie and getting to dress up in those circumstances?)
    But that was too far as I had other commitments.

    I had to sit out for a week because I ignored my bursitis instead of dealing with it; now I'm doing what I knew I should've been doing but wasn't - icing my knees and my hip down after every run (also good on long car rides to Disney). So I sit with my ice packs and think "yeah, it's runner 5 with her ice packs, because the base can't afford for me to get bursitis again." :goodvibes
     
  20. indimom

    indimom Are We There Yet?

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    Thank you, thank you, snarlingcoyote!
    I had never heard of this app.
    You just gave me the BEST Easter gift EVER for my daughter!
    She is going to LOVE this.
    An Itunes gift card and some sort of printout about the app. Awesome!!
    (And cheap, lol.) :banana:

    Oh, yeah, I'm gonna be the cool mom! :rotfl2:
    (And maybe i can borrow it once in a while. THat's sure to get my heart beating....)
     
  21. Desiree

    Desiree <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

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    Hey there is one in Nola in June! https://www.thezombierun.com/locations/new-orleans
     

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