How To Get #MOTOvated To Run Faster

How to get motovated to run faster

If you are interested in improving your run or race time then this post is for you.  I’m about to share the methods and tools one can use to assist in getting #MOTOVATED to pick up the pace.  There’s nothing better than running a 5K, 10K, half marathon or further and crossing the finish line with a personal best.  It’s a great feeling and who doesn’t love seeing their name on the leaderboard as the leader in gender and age category?  So if you have goals to run faster then I recommend the following:

  1. Sprints – sprints are your friend.  They are short bursts of high energy running that when done as part of your regular training program will help improve your overall running pace.
  2. Lift weights – this may not seem intuitive but building strong muscles will allow you to push off faster and with more power which will ultimately result in faster run times.
  3. Start jumping – plyometrics is another way to build strong muscles as well as power. Some great plyo exercises include box jumps, jump squats, jump lunges, and skaters.  These not only help you develop an explosive push off, they are great forms of cardio and gets the heart rate up.
  4. Listen to fast music – I have found that when my powersong starts playing during my run I pick up the pace. Fill your playlist with some amazing powersongs that are at least 180 beats per minute and find yourself picking up the pace and getting even better times.
  5. Track yourself – I found the only way to know if you are getting or faster is to track yourself. A perfect tool for this is the Moto 360 Sport by Motorola.  There are many reasons why this has been the best way for me to train to increase speed and let me share them with you.

Moto 360 Sport

The Moto 360 Sport watch allows one to easily track their running sessions by tracking:

  • Speed,
  • Lap time,
  • Distance,
  • Pace,
  • Heart rate, and
  • Duration

Moto 360 Sport

 

Check out this quick video which highlights why it’s an excellent tool for training runs and fitness.

 

The Moto 360 Sport integrates with your mobile phone which means one doesn’t necessarily need their phone to help track their runs with a running app.  Everything you need is on your Moto 360 Sport including alerts you receive on your phone.  So while you are on your speed training run with your Moto 360 Sport you still receive call alerts, reminders, and can play your running music.  Isn’t that cool?  One less thing to carry while hitting the pavement.

The built in GPS works with the Moto Body app to measure running performance and with 4 GB of storage you can play your powersongs until your heart’s content.  And speaking of hearts, with the Moto Body app you can also see how much time your heart rate remained in different heart rate zones.

The silicone watch band is extremely comfortable and doesn’t absorb sweat and because I tend to complete my speed training when it’s dark, the face of the watch has a unique Motorola AnyLight display and lets me easily see my stats in the dark or in sunlight.

You can pick up your own Moto 360 Sport at the following retail locations:

Moto 360 Sport

Get social with Motorola and follow them too!

Instagram: @Motorola

Twitter: @Moto_USA

Facebook: @Motorola

This watch is very powerful and my friends at Motorola are sponsoring a giveaway so 4 lucky people will each win a Moto 360 Sport of their very own.  Simply complete the giveaway form below and cross your fingers.
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What tips you would add to help someone increase their run time?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Motorola. The opinions and text are all mine.

38 Replies to "How To Get #MOTOvated To Run Faster"

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    Michael T March 11, 2016 (11:16 am)

    Warm gear and a hot cup of tea helps keep up the winter running regimen.

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      Jaime March 15, 2016 (12:48 pm)

      I love the moto

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    Maria C.
    Twitter:
    March 11, 2016 (11:23 am)

    I stay #Moto-vated because I want to be healthy. I always make sure that I wear a proper running gear on winter/cold months. A little warm-ups makes a difference.

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    Jay Jackson March 11, 2016 (11:24 am)

    I don’t as much as I would like. The MOTO360 would definitely help,

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    Matthew S March 11, 2016 (11:46 am)

    Would be super super awesome to win one of these watches! 😀

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    carol clark March 11, 2016 (11:53 am)

    yes i do keep up but here its been flooding in the area so cant do much of nothing at this time

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    Rob Hestar March 11, 2016 (12:15 pm)

    I did because I quit smoking in November and I am #Moto-vated to stay around this earth for as long as I can to see my daughter grow up and have kids of her own one day 🙂

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    Damir Cobanov March 11, 2016 (12:32 pm)

    I need to keep up with my running regimen during winter. I need to lose at least 10lbs and thats what keeps me #MOTOvated. I did not run last winter and I gained some weight which I am trying to lose.

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    AliMoonGoddess March 11, 2016 (12:41 pm)

    Glad you spotlighted this. Much clearer on what they do. Exciting!

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    max lee March 11, 2016 (1:17 pm)

    Try to do something for at least 30 mins minimum everyday. My #MOTOvated is summer trip to Jamaica!

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    mara March 11, 2016 (1:32 pm)

    not as much as i should, i dont like when ist cold :/

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    Nicole Sender March 11, 2016 (2:35 pm)

    The weather is a factor in how I keep up with my routine! I guess you could say I am not as motivated to get out when it’s pouring rain and windy!

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    Meesh March 11, 2016 (3:14 pm)

    I am one of thsoe folks who need to work on my speed, so i love your tips! And of course, your giveaway!

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    Brian K March 11, 2016 (6:15 pm)

    Don’t jog during the winter months

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    Steph Mabry March 11, 2016 (11:27 pm)

    Thankfully the winter here isn’t awful for very long – I still struggle with how to stay motivated when it’s chilly!

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    Tamieka
    Twitter:
    March 12, 2016 (9:03 am)

    Great tips!!

    Last year I had the goal of improving my race times. I joined a weekly track workout group, DC Luna Chix and my speeds have drastically improved. I PRD in every distance last year from 5k-13.1!

    That watch looks amazing!!

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    Hrvoje Hadzic March 12, 2016 (4:44 pm)

    The most difficult thing is to get started. Then you can do it every day without hussle. Each day you know that you are working on yourself. It is a pleasure.

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    Jess C March 12, 2016 (7:56 pm)

    Even when it’s snowing! 🙂

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    Vanessa Adams
    Twitter:
    March 13, 2016 (2:02 pm)

    Sad to say I don’t keep up with my running in the winter. But I resolve to do better this winter for sure.

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    Laura Royal March 14, 2016 (9:31 pm)

    I just ask my hubby to make me go with him.

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    Dhruv Jain March 15, 2016 (2:57 pm)

    I sometimes do. I stay #MOTOvated by mainly hot coffee

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    Panaite Vasilica March 15, 2016 (3:56 pm)

    I love the moto!

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    André Mendes March 15, 2016 (6:23 pm)

    Great giveaway, thanks! It owuld be great for running

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    Sherry
    Twitter:
    March 16, 2016 (10:06 am)

    I try to keep my running regimen in the winter. Having a plan and seeing other people’s posts keep me motivated. Awesome giveaway!

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    Adrienne Gordon March 16, 2016 (12:14 pm)

    I run year round, no motivation needed

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    Lee mckeon March 16, 2016 (7:55 pm)

    Yes run in winter, but not when it snows!

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    James Semaj March 16, 2016 (10:22 pm)

    I stay motivated by mediation and yoga classes.

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    Christopher Sorel March 17, 2016 (9:00 am)

    too much snow and wet to keep up in winter but need to get better because hurting now getting back into it

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    Jan Černý
    Twitter:
    March 17, 2016 (1:28 pm)

    Because I don’t want to be fat, feel bad because of my body and most importantly I want to be proud of my self that I’m trying to live a healthy life. Thanks for opportunity to win something so special for sport.

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    Jan Černý
    Twitter:
    March 17, 2016 (1:28 pm)

    Because I don’t want to be fat, feel bad because of my body and most importantly I want to be proud of my self that I’m trying to live a healthy life. Thanks for opportunity to win something so special for sport.

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    Jan Černý
    Twitter:
    March 17, 2016 (1:28 pm)

    Because I don’t want to be fat, feel bad because of my body and most importantly I want to be proud of my self that I’m trying to live a healthy life. Thanks for opportunity to win something so special for sport.

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    kazma March 17, 2016 (4:43 pm)

    I love the moto

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    Justin A.
    Twitter:
    March 17, 2016 (7:25 pm)

    I really want that watch! It would help me stay more fit and I can know exactly how much I exercise each day!

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    Karen Poole March 18, 2016 (1:58 am)

    It’s hard to stay motivated, but when I don’t want to run outside, I take my runs inside instead. You can still get a run in, even on a treadmill!

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    Nicole
    Twitter:
    April 1, 2016 (1:02 pm)

    I’m about to start running so these tips will come in handy.

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