As you guys know, I am a complete newbie and today I used the Map My Run app for the first time - just to see what it does. I have heard some say the signal drops out etc., etc.
Looking at the red squiggle on the map, it looks like a fair representation of my route.
I started it (set to 'run' on the options) just before I left the house (as someone suggested it works better if connected to the WiFi initially), then started Laura, then started my 5 min warm up walk for W3 R2.
At the end of the podcast, after the 3 min walk warm down, I stopped the Map My Run app.
The stats are: 3.54km, 28:07 duration, 7:57 min/km, 307kcal used.
In your experience does that sound right? I think the min/km sounds too high, I don't go that quickly. I walk at a fair pace but don't really speed up for the run. I listen to the advice from you guys about taking it slow and completing the course rather than go fast and either pick up an injury or 'fail'.
The only other thing I can say is that on the last part of the of the 2nd 3 min run, I gave a short burst where I upped the speed, knowing it was my last run - I don't know if this changes anything.
I'd like to know the accuracy purely for tracking/developments sake. There is no point in having duff info to work towards.
Thanks for any advice.