I set off today for my first run after graduation and decided I would try the Runkeeper App. I programmed it to basically tell me what to do as per the W9R3 run as I wanted to do 30mins of running.
I have, for the most part used the treadmill but today was a gorgeous sunny day so I set off outside. By 25mins I was quite out of puff so for the first time ever I finished the run early and power walked the rest of the way home.
I nearly died when I looked at the app which said I had gone 6.77km in 34min.
I usually only manage 5k on the treadmil in 45 minutes. I was not convinced!
I decided to use a couple of other online mapping programs and they said my route was just under 5k - about 4.7km.
4.7km seems much more like it to me but that is way off what RunKeeper said. I have been using that as it allows you to log treadmill runs, but I think I might look for something else if it is so way off.
I was using my ipod which has gps.
All ideas welcome.