Finding your beat with WeavRun
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Music has been used to motivate athletes for a long time. It entertains you, inspires you, and can take your mind off the pain. But have you ever thought that the speed of the beat of the music could make you run faster?
The creators of the Weav Run App have come up with a way to tailor the music to your specific step cadence, without sounding artificial, like they are using helium. They have “re-engineered” the music to sync with your specific tempo.
To get started it just asks you 2 questions –
1) where do you run mostly – treadmill, road, etc. , and
2) where do you carry your phone (in hand, pocket, etc.) .
Then, to really get started, you can either have the app detect your cadence, or you can enter it manually.
I had no clue what mine was, so I let it detect mine. It came in around 166. It just takes a minute or two. If you choose "I know my tempo", then you just turn the dial with your finger like a DJ on a turntable. Then you just hit “start” and go. The songs are very “electronica” in my opinion, but I suppose they have to be in order to customize. There are currently about 25 songs available to US subscribers. I would say that I recognized about 1/3 of the songs, like “cheerleader” and “believer”.
I can see how if you are really trying to follow the beat that it could help you improve your speed. On my second run, I chose “I know my tempo” and I bumped it up a little, in the 170’s. I was into it for a little bit, then my mind started to wander and I just continued with my normal pace.
New songs are coming!
We were lucky enough to be on a conference call with the creators of the app, and they shared that they were finalizing some new 30-35 songs that would be released in the near future. As BibRave Pros, we were able to get a sneak peek. I can’t name any names, but there were some cool songs on there that I enjoyed!
This technology is definitely something to keep your eye on. The app has been out for about a year, and they are still working out kinks and working on new songs with popular artists. Give it a try and see what you think, it could be just the push you need!
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Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!