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What is RockMyRun?

What is RockMyRun?

Good Question!

RockMyRun is a smartphone app and website service that provides The Best Running Music in the World™ for active people. Specifically, RockMyRun provides promotional running mixes, designed by professional DJs, that will increase the enjoyment and performance of a your workout, run or race.

People interested in a more enjoyable running experience come to RockMyRun and discover mixes that have music they love, in a variety of lengths, genres and with or without explicit lyrics.


What does it mean to be a Run Rocker?

Run Rockers are people who believe in the power of music to inspire, motivate and drive. These are the people for whom the right song at the right time can make them bob their head, sing out loud, pump their fist in the air, run faster, and run for longer because of how the music affects them.


Pricing, Memberships and Features

Is RockMyRun free?

RockMyRun is free as a Standard Member. You have the option to upgrade to a paid Premium Membership, for access to longer mixes and additional features.


How much does a Premium Membership cost?

Premium Memberships come in 3 lengths: monthly, quarterly and yearly.

  • A monthly Premium Membership is $4.99/month
  • A quarterly Premium Membership is $12.99/quarter
  • A yearly Premium Membership is $35.99/year (equivalent to $2.99/month)
**All memberships automatically renew unless otherwise cancelled.


What’s the difference between a Standard and Premium Membership?

Below is a nifty chart that explains what you get access to on the app and website for both membership levels.

Standard Premium
Smartphone App
  • Unlimited access to and downloading of Standard Mixes (less than 45 minutes in length)
  • Advertising supported
  • Unlimited access to and downloading of both Standard and Premium Mixes
  • Access to the myBeat BPM (beats per minute) editing feature
  • No ads
Website
  • Ability to download one standard mix (less than 45 minutes) per month to save on any mp3 device
  • Advertising
  • Downloads do not accrue
  • Monthly Premium: Ability to download three mixes per month to save on any mp3 device
  • Quarterly Premium: Ability to download 9 mixes per quarter to save on any mp3 device
  • Yearly Premium: Ability to download 36 mixes per year to save on any mp3 device
  • No ads
  • Downloads do not accrue


What is the difference between standard mixes and premium mixes?

The only difference between standard mixes and premium mixes is the length of the mix. Standard mixes are 45 minutes or less in length, while premium mixes are over 45 minutes.


What is myBeat?

The myBeat™ feature allows you to change the beats per minute (BPM) of any of your downloaded mixes. This is a Premium Feature that lets you tailor the BPM to your current (or desired!) pace, for a personalized workout experience.


What happens if I cancel my premium membership?

If you cancel your Premium Membership you will continue to be a Premium Member until your current membership expires, after which you will not be charged again and your account will switch to a Standard Membership. You will lose access to any previously downloaded premium mixes through the app (i.e. no fun).


What happened to the credit system RockMyRun used to have?

RockMyRun has switched from a credit-based to membership-based model. If you were a RockMyRun member before the switch and have questions about your account, please feel free to contact us at support@rockmyrun.com


The Music

What are the benefits of running with music?

Benefits of running with music can be broken down into two categories, scientific and emotional.

There are numerous scientific studies that show that music can have a positive effect on runners and people working out. For example, research1 shows that BPM-tailored music can:

  1. Increase your time to exhaustion up to 15% longer than normal
  2. Decrease your oxygen needs by 7% while exerting yourself
  3. Help you cover 2.1% more distance in the same amount of time
  4. Help you experience more positive feelings about the workout

From a non-scientific perspective, music is inherently emotional and passionate. As a result, listening to the right music can create emotional reactions in people. The right music can put you “in the mood”, make you sad, scared, nostalgic, happy or energized. We all have songs that when we hear them make us think of times in our life when we felt a certain way and can some times elicit a physical response (even if it’s just a head bob).

We feel that the ability of music to alter our physical, mental and emotional states can be harnessed to improve performance in physical activities such as running. After listening to a few mixes, we think you’ll feel the same way.

[1] “Effects of synchronous music on treadmill running among elite triathletes.” Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15, 52-57. “Effects of music tempo upon submaximal cycling performance.”, Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2010 Aug;20(4):662-9


How are these mixes “made specifically for running”?

We’ve spent hundreds of hours testing various mixes with runners of all different skill levels and experience. This user testing—along with the fact that we are all runners—helps us understand what a runner goes through when training for a race or working out. Many runners get bored, need motivation and need to keep their brain focused as they are cranking out the miles.

As a result we have constructed all of our mixes to, for the most part, conform to the following guidelines:

  • Balance of both mainstream and under-the-radar songs
  • DJ remixes of songs that you can’t hear anywhere else
  • Increasing intensity & energy of songs or the lyrics in the songs as a mix progresses to help keep your energy up as you fatigue
  • A new song every two minutes or so: Long enough to hear enough of a song that you like, short enough that if you don’t like the song it will be over soon :)
  • Interesting effects included in mixes like scratching, flange, echo’s, high-pass filters etc.
  • Frequent “build ups” (portions of the mix where the beat doubles up, then doubles up again and again and again)
  • Infrequent major “breakdowns” (portions of the mix without music or beat)
  • Lengths that correspond to how long runners typically workout


Is it important that the music be a certain BPM (beat per minute)?

Yes and no. For some people, they rely on the speed of the music to pace themselves. They get into a rhythm of running and timing their steps to the beat. While this is works for some, for others it can become a bit robotic and disregards the emotional effect that music can have. After all if were all about BPM we could just run to a metronome and be happy.

Our view is that BPM matters, but doesn’t matter as much as the meaningfulness of the song to the listener. You probably have songs on your current playlist that aren’t the “right BPM” for your stride, but that elicits a fond or powerful memory. Or perhaps, even though a song may be slower, the lyrics of the song are so powerful that they make your legs churn. We think that reaction is more important than just BPM.


None of these mixes have music I like!

The funny thing about music is that everybody has different tastes! We work to try and accommodate all different preferences in our running mixes. If you aren’t seeing something you like, let us know! Shoot us an email at support@rockmyrun.com and we will do our best to make a mix that fits your needs.


I'm a kick-ass DJ. How can I bring my sound to Run Rockers everywhere?

So you've got skills? Nice! Shoot us a note at support@rockmyrun.com with your soundcloud/mixcrate/mix.dj page so we can see your skills at work. If it looks good, we'll give you access to be able to submit mixes into our system.


Website Support

How do I download a mix from Rock My Run?

We know it’s not always easy to download stuff from websites so we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible. After you use a credit to get a mixes, here is what should happen:

If you're on a PC you should see a link that says "Right-click and select 'Save As..'" If you're on a Mac you should see a link that says "Hold control,click here and select 'Download Linked File as..'

Follow those instructions and save the mix somewhere on your computer. This will start the download process.


How long should it take to download a mix?

It will depend on the length of the mix and the speed of your internet connection. In general it should take between 3-5 minutes to download a mix.


I followed the instructions but the mix just started playing in my browser. What happened?

More than likely you CLICKED the link instead of RIGHT-CLICKING the link (or holding control and clicking the link if you're on a Mac). Hit back in your browser and Right-click the link. If you have trouble try re-downloading by going to the "My Mixes" link in the top right of the site.


How can I get this awesome mix over to my MP3 player?

After your mix has downloaded to your computer, pull the mix into your favorite music software (i.e. iTunes, Google Music, etc.). From there simply sync with your MP3 player like you would with a regular song.


I'm having trouble syncing with my iPhone/iPod/iPad, can you help?

Syncing can be kind of tricky because different people have different settings. We recommend using the RockMyRun app to make things easier, but if you're not into apps, we recommend the following:

  • Open iTunes, plug in your iPod into your computer and click on it under devices
  • In the summary tab, check the box that says "Manually manage music and videos"
  • Go back to iTunes where your mix is located
  • Drag the mix into your iPod
  • The mix should sync
  • When you are finished go back the iTunes and Uncheck "Manually manage music and videos" so that everything is back to normal


I had a problem downloading my mix. Can I re-download my mix?

Absolutely! Here's how:

  • Click the "My Mixes" button in the top right
  • You should see your mixes listed
  • Click re-download
  • Right-click the link that shows up and select "Save as.."


I downloaded a mix and pulled it into iTunes but its showing that it’s shorter than what it says on the website. What happened?

Doh! Looks like something caused the download to be cut off before it finished. Please simply try re-downloading by following the re-download instructions above.


iPhone and Android Support

What can I do with the RockMyRun iPhone and Android app?

The RockMyRun app allows you to skip the process of downloading first to a computer and then transferring the mixes to your iPhone/iPod/iPad. Additionally, the app lets you:

  • Browse and discover new mixes while on the go
  • Edit the beats per minute of a mix to sync it with your stride
  • Stream mixes instantly when on 3G/4G
  • Cache mixes for off-line playback while on Wi-Fi on your Android or iOS device
  • Skip tracks you don't like while playing a mix
  • Share your experiences with mixes right within the app


Can I use this app on an iPod Touch?

Yes! What you will need to do is use the app to cache mixes while you're on Wi-Fi. Once a mix is cached, you can turn off Wi-Fi and take it for a run.


Can I play music when not connected to 3/4G or Wi-Fi?

Yes! What you will need to do is use the app to cache mixes while you're on Wi-Fi. Once a mix is cached, you can turn off Wi-Fi and take it for a run.


Will the RockMyRun app play at the same time as RunKeeper/Endomondo/MapMyRun etc. is running?

Yes! You can play and stream your RockMyRun mixes while you use another app to track your runs.


I'm having trouble with the app. What do I do?

If you’re having issues with the app, send us a note at support@rockmyrun.com.


General Account Support

I forgot my password—help!

If you forgot your password you can reset it by following the below directions:

  • Go to RockMyRun.com, click 'Login' and then 'Forgot Login?'
  • Check the 'Forgot Password' box and fill out the form to get a temporary password emailed to you
  • Login with this password and then click on 'My Account' in the upper right corner of the site.
  • Enter in a new password in the 'Password' and 'Verify Password' fields


How can I change my email address or username?

Right now, the only way to change those is to email us at support@rockmyrun.com.


Latest Comments on Mixes
  • jessicagaut@att.net commented on Uplifted : "Awesome, inspiring, and motivational mix.  "
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  • klwheat commented on Feel The Magic: "Awesome mid tempo running mix. Wish it was longer! "
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  • bneuman@twinpeaksvet.com commented on THE COMEBACK: "Good songs, good pace. Made me want to push a little further. "
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  • yolandedawson@gmail.com commented on Miracle Miles: "truelly an awesome christian mix. ran 10k and it flew by listening to this..good job rock my tun guy... "
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