Run with Mirinda Carfrae

Come run with Mirinda Carfrae! PEAR Sports is thrilled to announce World Champion Triathlete and 3x Ironman World Champion, Mirinda Carfrae as our newest coach on the PEAR Sports App! Rinny has worked hard to design the perfect workouts and will guide you step-by-step through your run. Get to know a little more about Rinny and check out her workouts ranging from beginner to pro! Get Running with Rinny!

Run with Mirinda Carfrae

 

I am so excited to announce today, that I have joined the team at PEAR Sports. If you’re unfamiliar, PEAR has created a free app that coaches you in the moment, based on a collection of data: heart rate, cadence, pace, calories, temperature, elevation and more. And now, I’ve added my training, and my voice, to this amazing library of workouts.

Think of PEAR as your personal coach right in your iPhone. No more trying to remember your intervals, intensity levels, splits, or even having to look at your watch to see where you’re at. Simply start a workout of choice, turn on your music, and a coach, like me, will guide you through the workout through audio prompts.   That’s right, you’ll actually hear my voice encouraging you to pick it up if you’re not at the right intensity!

For the last few months I have been able to take an insider look at the amazing technology and I’ve crafted some of my favorite workouts, which are now available to anyone, anytime.

I worked hard to provide motivation, education, inspiration and entertainment in each of my workouts…. What am I thinking about when I run that I take for granted? If I am on the treadmill with my coach, what speaks to me and what is important to share to help others achieve their goals?

Although only a few running workouts are ready to share, I can’t wait to develop additional programs with the team at PEAR. I find myself thinking on my runs and cycling “How would I present this workout?” I have a notepad to scribble some of the entertaining moments I have training that just might be entertaining to push out in the near future. There will be much more to come!

Come run with me. Download the PEAR Sports app on to your smartphone, and under ‘Discover’, you’ll find my channel of workouts ranging from beginner sessions to the exact workouts I use to get in shape for Kona. Share your results on social media and let me know what you like and what you’d like to see in the future!

Later,

Rinny

 

 

#whatsYOURnumber Sweepstakes Official Rules (Facebook)

PEAR SPORTS #WHATSYOURNUMBER SWEEPSTAKES

Sweepstakes Summary. The Pear Sports #WhatsYOURnumber Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Pear Sports LLC (“Sponsor”). Individuals may win prizes by Liking @pearsports on Facebook and tagging two (2) friends on the #WhatsYOURnumber Pear Sports Facebook post. Enter the Sweepstakes and become eligible to receive a Pear heart rate monitor.

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OFFICIAL RULES

By entering or otherwise participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree to these Official Rules, which are a contract so read them carefully before entering.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

 VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL REGULATIONS APPLY.

 

ENTRY VIA THE FACEBOOK APP AND A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT AND INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK INC. (“FACEBOOK”).

 Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open to anyone over the age of 13 who has a Facebook account.

Entry Period. The Sweepstakes begins on July 21, 2015 and ends at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on July 24, 2015.

How To Enter. There is only one method of entry. A person who desires to enter must complete the following (“Entry Requirements”) during the Entry Period: (i) Like the Pear Sports page on Facebook (ii) tag two (2) friends on the WhatsYOURnumber post on Pear Sports Facebook page.

Entries may not include material that (i) is sexually explicit, indecent, obscene, violent, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, (ii) is derogatory or promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, (iii) invades the privacy or publicity rights of any person, living or deceased, (iv) is unlawful, (v) is harmful to other users of Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, such as viruses, Trojan horses or other technologies that could adversely impact the Sweepstakes, (vi) is disparaging to Sponsor or is inconsistent with the positive images and goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate. Any entry that violates these Official Rules may be disqualified.

Selection of Winners. All entrants who properly complete the Entry Requirements will be entered and 5 winners will be randomly selected.

Prizes and Delivery. The Winners will receive a Pear heart rate monitor. Pear will notify the winners by posting on the Pear Sports Facebook page. In order to receive the prize, each winner must then notify the Sponsor by Direct Message on Facebook or an email to support@pearsports.com of the delivery address for the prize. Prizes will be delivered to the winners within two (2) weeks following receipt of the email with the winner’s address. A winner must send the delivery address email to the Sponsor within 30 days following delivery of the winner notification to social media, or the prize will be forfeited.

Publicity Release. Subject to applicable law, the winner irrevocably grants Sponsor the right and permission to use the name, likeness and the winners social media postings for advertising, promotional and or publicity purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes, in all forms of media and on and in connection with related products, services, advertising and promotional materials worldwide in perpetuity, without any obligation, notice or consideration except for the awarding of the prizes to the winner.

All entrants and winners agree that the Sponsor shall have no liability for any injury, misfortune, or damage to either persons or property incurred by entering, participating in, winning or losing the sweepstakes and/or by the acceptance, use, or non-use of any prize received in connection with this sweepstakes.

 

 

 

#whatsYOURnumber Sweepstakes Official Rules

PEAR SPORTS #WHATSYOURNUMBER SWEEPSTAKES

Sweepstakes Summary. The Pear Sports #WhatsYOURnumber Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Pear Sports LLC (“Sponsor”). Individuals may win prizes by following @pearsports and tagging two (2) friends on the #WhatsYOURnumber Pear Sports Instagram post. Enter the Sweepstakes and become eligible to receive a Pear heart rate monitor.

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By entering or otherwise participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree to these Official Rules, which are a contract so read them carefully before entering.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

 VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL REGULATIONS APPLY.

 

ENTRY VIA THE INSTAGRAM APP AND AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT AND INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH INSTAGRAM INC. (“INSTAGRAM”).

 Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open to anyone over the age of 13 who has an Instagram account.

Entry Period. The Sweepstakes begins on July 15, 2015 and ends at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on July 17, 2015.

How To Enter. There is only one method of entry. A person who desires to enter must complete the following (“Entry Requirements”) during the Entry Period: (i) Follow @pearsports on the Instagram app (ii) tag two (2) friends on the WhatsYOURnumber post on Pear Sports Instagram account.

Entries may not include material that (i) is sexually explicit, indecent, obscene, violent, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, (ii) is derogatory or promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, (iii) invades the privacy or publicity rights of any person, living or deceased, (iv) is unlawful, (v) is harmful to other users of Instagram or Twitter, such as viruses, Trojan horses or other technologies that could adversely impact the Sweepstakes, (vi) is disparaging to Sponsor or is inconsistent with the positive images and goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate. Any entry that violates these Official Rules may be disqualified.

Selection of Winners. All entrants who properly complete the Entry Requirements will be entered and 5 winners will be randomly selected.

Prizes and Delivery. The Winners will receive a Pear heart rate monitor. Pear will notify the winners by posting on the winner’s social media account. In order to receive the prize, each winner must then notify the Sponsor by Direct Message on Instagram or an email to support@pearsports.com of the delivery address for the prize. Prizes will be delivered to the winners within two (2) weeks following receipt of the email with the winner’s address. A winner must send the delivery address email to the Sponsor within 30 days following delivery of the winner notification to social media, or the prize will be forfeited.

Publicity Release. Subject to applicable law, the winner irrevocably grants Sponsor the right and permission to use the name, likeness and the winners social media postings for advertising, promotional and or publicity purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes, in all forms of media and on and in connection with related products, services, advertising and promotional materials worldwide in perpetuity, without any obligation, notice or consideration except for the awarding of the prizes to the winner.

All entrants and winners agree that the Sponsor shall have no liability for any injury, misfortune, or damage to either persons or property incurred by entering, participating in, winning or losing the sweepstakes and/or by the acceptance, use, or non-use of any prize received in connection with this sweepstakes.

#StatsForHats Sweepstakes Official Rules

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PEAR SPORTS #STATSFORHATS SWEEPSTAKES

Sweepstakes Summary. The Pear Sports #StatsForHats Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Pear Sports LLC (“Sponsor”). Individuals may win prizes by completing and sharing any 2 coached Pear workouts. Enter the Sweepstakes and become eligible to receive a Pear hat.

OFFICIAL RULES

By entering or otherwise participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree to these Official Rules, which are a contract so read them carefully before entering.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

 VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL REGULATIONS APPLY.

 

ENTRY VIA THE INSTAGRAM APP AND AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT AND INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH INSTAGRAM INC. (“INSTAGRAM”).

 Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open to anyone over the age of 13 who has the Pear App and an Instagram account.

 Entry Period. The Sweepstakes begins on February 9, 2015 and ends at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on February 16, 2015.

 How To Enter. There is only one method of entry. A person who desires to enter must complete the following (“Entry Requirements”) during the Entry Period: (i) download two (2) coached Pear workouts on the Pear App, and (ii) complete the workouts and share the workouts on Instagram by tagging @PEARSports and hashtaging #StatsForHats. In order for an Instagram posting to be viewed and accepted by Sponsor, the entry must not be private. Any Instagram posting that is private will be disqualified.

Entries may not include material that (i) is sexually explicit, indecent, obscene, violent, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, (ii) is derogatory or promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, (iii) invades the privacy or publicity rights of any person, living or deceased, (iv) is unlawful, (v) is harmful to other users of Instagram or Twitter, such as viruses, Trojan horses or other technologies that could adversely impact the Sweepstakes, (vi) is disparaging to Sponsor or is inconsistent with the positive images and goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate. Any entry that violates these Official Rules may be disqualified.

Selection of Winners. All entrants who properly complete the Entry Requirements will be Winners and will receive a prize.

Prizes and Delivery. The Winners will receive a Pear hat. Pear will notify the winners by posting on the winner’s social media account. In order to receive the prize, each winner must then notify the Sponsor by Direct Message on Instagram or an email to support@pearsports.com of the delivery address for the prize. Prizes will be delivered to the winners within two (2) weeks following receipt of the email with the winner’s address. A winner must send the delivery address email to the Sponsor within 30 days following delivery of the winner notification to social media, or the prize will be forfeited.

Publicity Release. Subject to applicable law, the winner irrevocably grants Sponsor the right and permission to use the name, likeness and the winners social media postings for advertising, promotional and or publicity purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes, in all forms of media and on and in connection with related products, services, advertising and promotional materials worldwide in perpetuity, without any obligation, notice or consideration except for the awarding of the prizes to the winner.

All entrants and winners agree that the Sponsor shall have no liability for any injury, misfortune, or damage to either persons or property incurred by entering, participating in, winning or losing the sweepstakes and/or by the acceptance, use, or non-use of any prize received in connection with this sweepstakes.

Protein and Patience

Nancy Anderson’s Keys to a Healthy 2015!

1. Eat Your Protein First! At holiday parties we always want to go for the carb filled, sugary, empty calories at first glance.  Instead of doing this, look for protein or a veggie option first.  Fill up on the best option available then treat yourself to the carb filled treats last.  If you have already satisfied your hunger with the good stuff (protein and veggies) then you will be less likely to over indulge in high calorie, high sugar, high carb holiday foods.

2. Wait 10 Minutes to Go Back for Seconds! After you have been to the  holiday spread table and finished your plate, don’t jump right up and head back for seconds.  Make yourself wait 10 full minutes.  Drink some water during that time, chat it up with the rest of your table and then after you have waited 10 minutes, if you’re still hungry then let yourself grab another serving.  Usually if you just wait it out a few minutes, and let your stomach catch up with your brain, you realize you’re actually not feeling hungry any more and voila! You just saved yourself hundreds of unneeded calories!

3. Get in Your Workout First! Before holiday events and even carrying this tradition into your New Years fitness routine, get your workout in first thing in the morning.  This way it can’t get pushed back throughout the day only to be never completed because you end up getting “too busy”  with work, family or holiday activities. Get up, workout, and remove that thought of “Man, I need to go workout still…” from lingering over your head all day. Get it in, get it done, and stay on track.

Nancy’s Favorite PEAR Workouts

1. Pre-Natal Fitness 1-Legs & Butt by Coach Nancy Anderson

2. Fast Finish 1 by Coach Matt Fitzgerald

3. Fat Blaster 1 by Coach Jenny Hadfield

4. Core Cardio 6-Pack by Coach Ben Greenfield 

5. Tread N Shred 1 by Nancy Anderson

 

Play Often, Play Early and Drink lots of Water

Eric Jackson’s tips on making it through the holidays!

Play Often, Play Early and Drink lots of Water

1. ALWAYS workout in the morning during the holidays, first thing, if you can, to avoid running out of time, or beginning some holiday celebrating before you get your workout in and it gets pushed back a day, or forever.

2.  Drink lots of water- carry it with you, if you don’t drink enough water and you drink alcohol, you’ll feel less motivated to workout and begin missing key workouts the next day.

3.  Eat and Be Merry, but a second desert, a second huge helping of food isn’t always needed to truly enjoy the holiday meals.     

4. Plan on outdoor games with your friends- Football, soccer, hiking, running as a group, etc..   have your friends bring over workout clothes and make it part of the fun.    Help everyone around you stay fit during the holidays and you’ll do it too.

Eric’s favorite PEAR workouts

1.  Freeformat Workout– I love using this while doing activities like Disc Golf, hiking, playing football, etc..

2.  Fat Off Muscle On by Eric Jackson– my favorite indoor workout.

3.  Power Kayak Mixer by Eric Jackson– for on water- love mixing the sprints with the endurance.

New Year, New You?

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According to a recent Forbes article, half of Americans set a New Years Resolution, but did you know that of those who commit, 92% fail to reach their goals?

For the New Year, we asked our coaches to outline their favorite workouts for someone looking to not only hit reset on their current goals, but stick with them.  We compiled the results and are proud to present an amazing group of 10 workouts you’ll enjoy no matter where you’re at or what you enjoy doing!

If you’d like to hear from your favorite coach directly, be sure to check out their blog posts below as well for additional workouts and their own personal motivational tricks.

Kaylin Richardson – Variety, Realistic Goals and Yoga!

Robert Reames – The Big Four.

Matt Fitzgerald – Mind Games (With Yourself).

Jenny Hadfield – Just Do Something!

Andrew Kastor – Public Displays of Commitment.

Eric Jackson – Play Often and Play Early!

Nancy Anderson – Protein and Patience.

GET IT ALL! SUBSCRIBE TO PEAR+
And don’t forget, for only a couple dollars a month, gain access to the world’s largest body of interactive audio-based workouts through PEAR+ and get the fun, the coaching and results to keep you on track the entire year!

Signing up for subscription:

  • From the app (in “My Workouts” or from the PEAR store), click on the subscription link
  • Select the “Monthly” or “Yearly” subscription option
  • When prompted for the iTunes account enter your regular account information

Public Displays of Commitment (PDC)

Andrew Kastor’s tips on sticking to your long-term training plan in 2015

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3 Tips for the New Year for the fitness/runner enthusiast.

1. Make sure all of your friends and family members know that you are training for the LA Marathon and what your specific goals are for March 15th.  Letting them know will make you accountable for your training.

2. Write down and post your fitness goal for the New Year and display it around your house, in your car,  at your work place or set a calendar reminds you on a daily basis WHY you are training for the marathon. Constant, “specific” reminders can lead to positive thinking. Examples: “I am a marathon finisher,” “I am a Boston Qualifier,” “I am a 4 hour marathoner.”

3. The night before a training run, set out your entire running wardrobe (shirt, shorts, jacket, socks, running shoes, hat, etc.).  By doing this, it will give you every reason to get out of bed in the morning for that run.

Andrew’s favorite PEAR workouts

1. Back to Basics by Kaylin Richardson

2. Fast Finish 3 by Matt Fitzgerald

3. Leg Stretches by Chelsea Gutmann

4. Train Smarter not Harder by Michelle Lovitt

5. Yoga 2 by Newton Campbell

Just Do Something!

Jenny Hadfield’s Favorite Training Tips for Getting Started in 2015

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1. Fifteen minutes is better than nothing.  If time is not on your side and it looks like you can’t get in your normal workout, take a 15-minute walk at work.  It’s amazing how much a little exercise can do to keep you moving forward and feeling centered.  Or if you have time for a workout, make it a shorter, but harder effort workout (like the Fat Blaster Workout).  You’ll boost your metabolism for hours post workout to burn more fat.

2. Breathe.  Stress is often caused by schedule overload, emotional situations and being with family.  When stress or triggers strike, be aware of how you’re feeling and focus on breathing deeply from your belly.  Taking one minute to breathe can lower your blood pressure and stress level.  Listen to the sound of your breath as it travels up and down your throat.  It will center you, calm you and bring you back to a peaceful state of mind.

3. Avoid being comfortably numb.  We all reach for things to numb ourselves during challenging times.  For me it’s sweets or comfort food, particularly if I’m sad or down and out.  It helps to be aware of your numbing devices and mindfully replace them with healthier options.  One of my changes is to enjoy a cup of tea at night instead of a numbing glass of wine or treat.

4. Take inventory.  If you feel the calories are getting out of control, stop, drop and take a toll.  Research has shown that keeping tabs on what you’re eating, even for a short period of time, can aid in becoming food aware, and become more mindful of our food choices.  Whether you’re on MyFitnessPal or writing it in a notebook, keeping track will make you more aware of your caloric intake and can inspire you to make healthy food choices.

5. Set yourself up for success.  Hydrate with water during the day and eat a meal including protein and some fat before heading to parties and dinners.  It will help keep you satiated and avoid overeating that creeps in when we go into parties hungry.

6. Progress not perfection.  Living a healthy lifestyle is a journey not a destination and at this time of the year it can feel more like running or walking an obstacle course.  Be mindful of the things you can control, set yourself up for success and be gentle on yourself when things don’t go perfectly.

Jenny’s favorite PEAR workouts

1. Fat Blaster Series by Jenny Hadfield 

2. Runner’s Strength 1.0 by Jenny Hadfield

3. Tempo 101 by Jenny Hadfield

4. Super Bike 20 by Robert Reames

5. Fab Abs 1 by Fit Chef Katy

Mind Games (with yourself!)

Matt Fitzgerald’s Tips for a healthy 2015

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1. For runners and other athletes, this is the ideal time of year to reflect on the past racing season and look ahead to the next one. Think about aspects of your fitness that need improvement and how you might tweak your training to strengthen them. Then look for PEAR workouts that will support your new direction!

2. I encourage runners and other athletes to focus on strength training at this time of year. Building strength now will help you perform better and stay injury-free in the spring, when your focus has turned back to endurance training and racing.

3. Staying motivated to train outdoors can be difficult at this time of year. One of my favorite motivational tricks entails playing a little internal mind game. Instead of thinking about the daunting prospect of doing a normal, full-length workout on a cold or wet day, just tell yourself to get out the door and move for 10 minutes. That doesn’t seem so bad, does it? And more often than not, after 10 minutes outside you’ll decide that the thought of continuing doesn’t seem so bad either, and you’ll wind up doing a full workout.

Matt’s favorite PEAR workouts

1. Tempo Run 1 by Andrew and Deena Kastor

2. Accordion by Chris McCormack

3. Cardio Core 6-Pack by Ben Greenfield

4. Endurance Ride 6 by Matt Dixon

5. 80/20 Running 13.1 and 26.2 Peak Training Moderate Plan by Matt Fitzgerald