Happy Friday! This is my first official product review post as a BibRave Pro – hooray! Today I’m excited to share with you my experience using the Zwift app and run pod for virtual runs. Let’s get started!
Zwift allows you to ride and run in the real world and power your avatar across virtual worlds. Once you have the run pod, you clip that to your sneaker (mine worked better on my left sneaker), power up your treadmill, pick where you want to run virtually on the Zwift app and then enjoy your running experience! View the video below to watch Zwift in action.
Make Treadmill Running FUN!
I don’t hate the treadmill for running, but let’s face it, it’s not exactly a fun time. I normally need to have music or Netflix to make it manageable. With the Zwift app, every treadmill run can be a different adventure. Want to run in Central Park? You got it. Thinking about running in London? You can do that too. I did a virtual run in London and it was pretty amazing. I don’t know if I’ll ever make it through the London Marathon lottery so this was a nice alternative 🙂
The app is free so you can pick from a bunch of different locations at no extra cost to you! The runpod is $29.99, but I have a discount code for you to save 15% off of your purchase (keep reading to learn more). The ability to run in numerous locations for under $30 bucks?! Yes please!
Run With Friends
The app makes it easy to run with friends all around the world. You can select various types of events ranging from fun group runs (like the Monday Run Club) to actual races (with real prizes). By connecting to apps like Strava or Garmin Connect, you’re able to run with your friends in real time. Or why not make new friends? You can sign up for the group runs, like Monday Run Club, and “meet” new people from around the world. Since I’ll be virtually training with 2 friends (Michelle and Renee) for the Chicago Marathon, I think this might be a great way for us to connect on a few training runs!
It’s not all fun and games! Zwift can actually help you train for a race. Zwift has elite coaches that can craft workouts to make you stronger, fitter and faster. Not only can programs can be tailored to your fitness level, but they are easy to follow. The programs will tell you how far to run and at what pace, etc. Whether you’re training for a 5k or a marathon, Zwift has your training needs covered. I think this would be a great option for new runners or runners who do not have a coach, but still have goals they want to achieve.
More Than Just Running
Zwift also offer cycling. This is a great option for anyone training for a triathlon, especially during the Winter months. You can hop on your bike trainer and ride virtually through tons of cities and countries.
Would you like to try the Zwift RunPod? You’re in luck because I have a discount code! Use BIBRAVE15 to save 15% off the cost of the Zwift RunPod (Retial Price – $29.99).
I’m linking up for Friday Five 2.0 with Lacey and Meranda from Fairytales and Fitness.
Have you ever tried the Zwift app? How do you make treadmill running more fun?