#ZwiftBR Run (in Honolulu!)
I am not a big treadmill fan. Don't get me wrong, I absolultely understand its purpose & will use one when I have to - but I would rather be out on the road! But with Zwift, they make me want to use my treadmill more!
Zwift is 'Running With Friends' for your treadmill. Select a location, a distance & then you are off. During this run, I ran around Central Park New York - but I was over 4,000 miles away in Hawaii!
But wait, there's more! :) With the Zwift Companion App, you can view your past runs, follow other Zwifters & view theirs runs! Zwift also recently acquired Milestone Pod & now they have a ZwiftPod! The ZwiftPod attaches to your shoe & will allow you to easily connect with the Zwift software.
Zwift App on Tablet
ZwiftPod on Shoes
Zwift Companion App on Phone
Starting a run is easy, just open the Zwift App & select 'Run'. Next you will select your mileage & a course. Now, before you start running - you may want to customize your Zwift Avatar. Just select 'Menu' while you are in Run & then 'Customize'. The Run will pause while you make your personalizations. You can also view your Workouts, Badges, Pair New Devices & Settings from the 'Menu' section as well.
The Zwift App along with its companions are a great way to spice up your treadmill (or indoor bike) routine. Since I am constantly traveling, sometimes using the hotel treadmill is neccessary & Zwift makes it less of a daunting task and more of a fun event!
Speaking of events, Zwift also has Missions that you can complete. For example, the 2 Missions currently are the '10,000 Calorie' Mission & the Watopia Half Marathon. You can use the challenges as a way to not only challenge yourself to use your treadmill more, but challenge yourself to focus on personal milestones & goals.
One last thing - Zwift is FREE! Yes, if you use it alot you will have to pay. But if you aren't a huge treadmill runner or indoor bike rider, a free account will be perfect for you! It also gives an opportunity to test out the software on your device & customize as you see fit!
All in all, I cannot say enough great things about Zwift - its an absolute must try! It's game changing!