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The treadmill…it’s a gift and a curse. So many runners can’t stand the machine, aka the “
That’s why I was intrigued when Bibrave offered the opportunity to try the Zwift Running App. You get to create an avatar and do virtual runs all over the world with other runners and cyclists in real time! Keep reading to hear my full review!Check out my review of the @gozwiftrun foot pod – let's make the treadmill great again! #bibchat #zwiftbr Click To Tweet
I’m so glad that you asked! Zwift is an amazing community that was originally created for cyclists but has now expanded to runners!
Whether at home or at the gym, getting up and running is simple. All you need is a treadmill,Zwift.com
footpod, and a device to run Zwift. Or, hop on a supported Bluetooth treadmill for a seamless experience.
Check out the video below to see Zwift in action!
You can do virtual runs on your own, join in scheduled group runs, or follow a training plan with prompts from the app. Believe me when I say it’s really cool!
It takes a bit of effort, but setting up isn’t that bad. Here’s what I did:
For my first treadmill run, I did one of
My second virtual run was a group fun. Bibrave actually hosted a group run with our fellow ambassadors, but I couldn’t attend, so I found an evening 5K to participate on my own. As expected, I ran in the slowest pace group and didn’t see any runners too long – so basically it worked like every other group run I do haha! But I will say that the anticipation of starting the run was so exciting as more runners popped up and prepared to join!
The Zwift app really took me by surprise – in a good way! I found myself highly entertained while using the app during my treadmill run, but I wish I had an iPad so that I could have a richer experience – my phone screen is large, but not that large! There was no way I’d be able to communicate with other runners/cyclists and run at the same time.
However, I did realize that I still prefer to listen to music on the run, so I
I also liked that the app encouraged me to pick up the pace – I could see myself doing some solo tempo runs or virtual runs with a faster-paced group to challenge myself once a week.
If you can’t avoid using a treadmill, then let’s make it great again! I highly recommend Zwift and had no connectivity issues with the foot pod.
Do you ever get bored running on the treadmill? Would you consider using the Zwift app? Let me know if you have