Note: RockMyRun donated their product for my review and the giveaway, but the opinions expressed below are solely my own.
Hello everyone and happy Saturday!
Well, today I was supposed to be running a 15k, but my gimpy leg (more specifically, inflammed achilles tendon) has me grounded for the weekend. So instead, I thought I’d share about a new app I recently discovered, RockMyRun.
I always listen to music when I run, and I usually listen to a Spotify playlist I made myself. However, I have music ADD when I run–I get tired of hearing the same thing and usually after a minute or two in, I’m skipping on to the next song. In addition, if I don’t have songs that are similar BPM, I feel that my pace is all over the place. This is where RockMyRun comes in.
This is a free app (with a premium option) that has hundreds of DJ created “mixes” for your run. This isn’t simply a playlist–it’s a carefully thought out, mixed stream of music for 60+ minutes–just like you have a DJ spinning beside you your entire run. The folks at RockMyRun were generous enough to let me try the Premium version of the app for my run last weekend, and I have to say, I LOVE IT!
I listened to the “Lose Yourself” mix by DJ Lloyd. I picked this mix because it has Rock, Hip Hop, and Pop music, and it’s at exactly 180 BPM, which is perfect for the best cadence for Good Form Running. I loved this mix so much–it REALLY kept me going during my run and the cadence was perfect. In fact, I liked this mix so much that I listened to it on the way to work Monday morning, too!
I sampled a few other mixes and liked them as well. No matter what genre you’re looking for, this app has got it–everything from Christian Rock to Country to 80s to “Bmore” (which apparently is a genre…who knew?). In addition to mixes, the app has a great feature to help you FIND the perfect mix–you choose the genre, length, BPM, and/or if you want clean or explicit lyrics, and the app will give you mixes that fit your selections. With the premium subscription, you have longer mixes (all of which are ad-free), and an option to change the BPM of the mixes when you play them.
The app is available for download in the App Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android)….and the folks at RockMyRun are giving you a chance to win a one year premium membership (valued at $39.99)! Click the giveaway below to win….giveaway runs through 3/14 and I’ll draw the winner on 3/15!
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