Running Better with Virtual Reality

The era of virtual reality (VR) is upon us.  Oculus, now owned by Facebook, is at the forefront of creating the consumer revolution in VR.

You might be wondering how VR impacts running?  Virtual reality provides an athlete with visualizing and experiencing a race prior to participating. It's the same science behind visualization, by preparing your brain, your body works better. Imagine preparing for the New York or Chicago marathon by first running a virtual version of it.  The day of VR training is upon us!

To enter the world of VR, you'll need a powerful computer. VR headsets, like the Oculus Rift, require a video image to be drawn for each eye - essentially requiring the computer to render to two screens. Each screen is drawn from a slightly different perspective and the combination of the two produces the 3D immersive feeling of being in the moment.

Here are the items you'll need to build your VR-capable computer: