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How to plan(monitor?) a run according to distance rather than time?

Any tips on how to run for a particular distance rather than time. I did the c25k and now working on JuJu's 10 is the magic number. I find it difficult to run according to distance. For example, with time, I can set the timer for 5 min walk, 10 min jog etc but how to do that with running for a particular distance? Is there any app for it or any other way?

Thanks for your help

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Use Mapometer or similar to map a route out for the distance....study the route..the just run it..I know now..how long all my different routes are..I use Strava and my Garmin too.. I can ate a distance on that..breaking it down too.

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Thank you

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Agreed, I've got a landmark every 500m on my regular routes …. you can do it on Google Maps Satellite view, right click on your start point and select "measure distance", then click-click-click along your route and it gives you the increasing distance. If you zoom in sufficiently you can identify zebra crossings, traffic lights, park benches etc as landmarks.

Alternatively, what's wrong with just carrying on using the timer as you are doing? If you know how fast you walk and jog, you can work out how many reps of (say) 5 mins walk 10 mins jog will take you to 6, 7, 8k or whatever.

But ….. I would have thought that before moving on to B210K, you should get yourself to the point of running 5k regularly and comfortably without walking, except maybe up short steep bits?

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Thank you.

I usually vary the route a little every time so wasn't sure of the exact distance. It's been sometime since I completed 5k and I can do that comfortably now (snail pace) .

I am trying to do Juju's 10 is the magic number, hence the time distance issue.

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Hi mushypeas, before I bought my Garmin watch I downloaded Strava on to my smartphone and pressed start at the beginning of each run. You get a record of each run to compare too. I set alerts to let me know (via earbuds) how I was doing every 500m or 1 km. I don’t know when you graduated but make sure you consolidate for 3 weeks before moving on to ju-jus plan, to avoid any injuries. Happy running

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Will try out Strava, thank you.

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I think Strava is what most people use, and it’s accurate enough for what we do as long as you live somewhere with a good signal. A Garmin watch is far, far better however. Do you have a birthday coming up?

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I will be giving it a go with Strava ,no birthday presents in sight till next year though.

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I use my Samsung Health app built into my phone and Strava to track my runs...they link to the GPS and you can set notifications to tell you how far you have run. I plan my routes in the first place on the Ordanance Survey app on my phone but if you are using Strava on a computer you can map routes on there and send them to your phone. Hope that helps 🙂

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Oh, I didn't know that you could use strava on the computer. Thanks for the tip.

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