I am so excited to kick off the Running Coaches’ Corner Link Up with my Moto 360 Sport Review as well as a giveaway where you can win one of your own!
I and the other bloggers and fellow running coaches are so excited to bring you the best running information and posts so that you can get more out of your running and training. Today, I am talking about one of the most important tools that a runner and health conscious person can have: a GPS watch. But the Moto 360 Sport is much more than that!
Getting MOTOvated: Walking for Fitness
As I mentioned on Monday, I am working to get back to running, and that starts with walking. Just as with easy running, so often people discount the so-called “easier” aspects of fitness: easy running, cross training, and walking. But I can tell you right now that walking, and hill walking in particular, is no joke. In fact, it is one of my favorite ways to help my clients coming back from injury (or those who just need a day off!) keep their cardiovascular endurance up as well as to start redeveloping running muscles before they move to the impact of running.
As I work back into running, I have to redevelop my gluteal strength, engagement, and activation, and one of the best ways to do that is by walking hills. An easy hill walking workout for the treadmill? Warm up for 5-10 minutes of easy walking on a very low incline (around 1%) and then increase the incline by 2% every 2 minutes, or 1% every 1 minute up to 10% and then back down to 5% and back up. Repeat for as much time as you have!So #MOTOvated to try this simple hill walking treadmill workout! #runchat #fitfluential #ad Click To Tweet
Remember to practice great form–just because you are walking doesn’t mean that this will be easy. And speaking of running by effort–base this workout off of effort (aim for moderate-hard).
I love the Moto 360 Sport because it works indoors and outdoors, which is perfect while we are having the crazy weather here. The Moto 360 Sport is truly more than just a GPS device–it is a lifestyle device. And my lifestyle? Is heavy on the fitness, activity, music, and social media. Luckily for me, the Moto 360 Sport can do all of this via Wifi and Bluetooth.
Moto 360 Sport : The GPS Device that Is So Much More
If you are a new reader to the blog (hello!), I had a terrible injury this past fall that majorly sidelined me. As in, I am still not back to running at full weight! Get the full update here, and see my post on what I have learned during my injury. But now that I am getting back on my feet, I am bringing out the pedometer for the first time in months, and as I start running again, pacing will be more important than ever so that I don’t over stress the bone.
Luckily for me, the Moto 360 Sport has a pedometer, GPS, and so much more! Seriously, there are too many features for me to describe here so I am going to touch on just a few today!
Perfect for Marathon Training and Workouts
As a running coach, I use several different cues for my clients–from heart rate to pace, mileage to timed runs, and the Moto 360 Sport handles everything that I need of it without the nuisance of a heart rate monitor. Furthermore, it even continuously monitors your heartrate during your workout via the super helpful MotoBody app! Do you use Fitbit, Strava, Map My Run, or Under Armor Record? The Moto 360 Sport links seamless with those apps so that you never have to worry about updating your information. (and send it to your coach).
Have a hard workout on the docket? Keep notes on the watch to reference during your run. Or dictate notes on the run for later!
The Moto 360 Sport Goes Beyond GPS – A Smartphone on your Wrist!
Got a long run? Store your music, run with it, and control it on your wrist. Especially useful if you have your phone in a belt, or just want to leave your phone at home! Or download and listen to my podcast episode!
Social Media obsessed? Get instant updates from your wrist. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and More! Or put the world to the side with Theater Mode.
The Moto 360 Sport reminds you of appointments (PT appointments for me), lets you check the weather (we all know that it changes regularly this time of year!), and can even translate foreign languages for you. But just ask your coach what fartlek means. Trust me.
You can even find a cab using it! Or find your phone… because we all know that we need that from time to time.
Send a text to your friends that you are going to be a little bit longer (I texted Alex at work yesterday while I was in bed to tell him goodnight. My phone was in the other room, but I just said “OK Google” and sent him a text!). This is perfect for rainy days so that you don’t get your phone wet–runners, you know what I mean.
(Screenshot from my watch!)
Check out this short video that shows the Moto 360 Sport in action!
How cool is that?
Win a Moto 360 Sport!
You can get your Moto 360 Sport at Motorola.com, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Amazon, Google Play, Verizon.com, and at the Moto Shop in downtown Chicago (but if you are close enough for that, you better visit me, too!) or you can win one!
Motorola and Fitfluential are giving away 4 Moto 360 Sport watches and you could win one! The Moto 360 Sport works with both iPhones and Androids, but those with Androids will get even more from the functionality (like Google Fitness). All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter below and comment with an answer to the following questions:
What gets you #MOTOvated?
How would a watch that covers all of these bases benefit your life?
Running Coaches Corner
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March’s Theme will be March Madness! Plan on linking up with posts dispelling running myths, telling crazy running stories that we can learn from, and talking about the madness that it is to be a runner!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Motorola. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand. Giveaway ends March 19.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Motorola. The opinions and text are all mine.