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Planning runs?

I'm struggling with planning my runs.. It was fine when the distances were shorter during C25K, but I find it hard now. I would like to have a set route before I leave, with the right amount of kilometers.. Is there an app or a technique for this? I often end up running shorter than what I intended (and have the ability to) because I don't know how to plan the runs..

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Strava allows pre planning of routes in the free version of the service. App also syncs with Garmin running watches and watch apps. There are some things that can only be done via computer (web-based login) like editing data and I think the route planning is the same (i.e. can't do it on phone app, only on computer).

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I use mapometer to plan my routes which is fairly accurate in terms of distance.

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Yup, me too.

gb.mapometer.com

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I use gb.mapometer.com but I don't think it's an app. It gives you distance and elevation and has helped with planning daytime runs where I can run on local trail and evening runs where I run on well lit pathways

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You can also use Runkeeper (free) to map out runs. Good luck🙂

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Thanks everyone! About to go running right now 👌🏻😊

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I use goodrunguide which has all the footpaths and trails on it. I like it as it helps,you check out routes before leaving the house. In satellite mode or footpath mode and you can toggle between the two. You are represented in the route by a little runner 🙂

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If you are using an iPhone and want to do it on the phone then try FootPath

itunes.apple.com/gb/app/foo...

If you pay for the upgrade you can access additional maps and do exports etc but the Free version works fine too in order to plan and allows you to save 2 routes. Google Maps now allows you to check the distance between multiple points but not as flexible. On the PC as others have said Strava and the like have tools available.

I use FootPath personally as a quick way to tweak a route to extend it without needing to get the laptop out!

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I plotted all my routes through the main strava website. sure helps when you finish close to home :)

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