How To Motivate Yourself While Running


Running can be one of the most exciting, empowering experiences of our lives. It can build self-esteem and show us that we can achieve anything when we put our mind to it. Big achievements lead to big highs.

Yet at times, it also can feel like a chore, even a bore.

Every runner has woken up in the morning having promised themselves they would run. The sun isn’t up yet, and your body feels like molasses. Maybe there’s a light drizzle.

How can you stay motivated when it’s nasty outside, or you’re feeling lazy inside?

The answer: adaptive music.

Music ties to the primitive brain structures that govern motivation, reward, and emotion. Being tired is one thing—feeling lazy is a different beast altogether.

Running with music does a great job of delaying pain and fatigue. Yet, it doesn't provide the added firepower and motivation that adaptive music does.

Adaptive music re-engineers songs to sync with the rhythm of your footsteps. Running in sync with music has proven to trigger an inundation of endorphins in your brain. Imagine that a dam in your brain opens and endorphins flow free, stimulating excitement and joy. The feeling is remarkable—magical, even.

All of a sudden, those morning runs—any run—seem a bit less daunting.

Motivating yourself is easier than most people think. It just requires pressing the right buttons.


Learn more about adaptive music

An easy way to run faster

Weav Run is a new music running app that adapts songs to match the rhythm of your feet.

Use our adaptive music to optimize your form, which decreases injury risk and boosts performance. 

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