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How far are you running?

tilly1 profile image

Do you know how far you are running? And how do you measure/record? I'm not running on the road which I guess would be easier to work out.

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lm51 profile image

I use the Endomondo app on my iPhone :) it's free and also has a website which tells you your best times and miles run in a month/year etc

tygfuz profile image

I tend to run on roads to get an accurate measure. I make sure I run from somewhere specific and end at somewhere specific so I can find it on a map. I map it on on the Nike+ site but I think you can do the same with googlemaps or mapmyruns. Otherwise I have a Nike+ transmitter which I use with my ipod touch. It tends to be 10% out so 5k comes out as 5.5k on it. You really need GPS on your phone or a Garmin to be more accurate .

Mirella profile image

Not very according to my Garmin!

tantrumbean profile image

Same here, on week three and according to Mr Garmin I only manage about 2.4 miles in 30 minutes (and that's including the warm up and cool down)...oops!

Nevertoolate profile image
NevertoolateGraduate in reply to tantrumbean

That sounds good to me - 3.86 kilometers!

Oldgirl profile image

I use and/or which allow you to map out your routes both pretty good GRG £10 per year first trial month free, other one is free.

Have tried using my Ipod but it seems to be about 10% more in distance to other two even after adjustments have been made.

blueboots profile image
bluebootsGraduate Try this site, you can map out your run for free and you will get a good idea how far you run. It's quite good because you can see paths in your area that would be suitable for running. :)

Nevertoolate profile image

You can use MapMy Run for free. I did it for my W3R2 and managed 2.94 kms including warmups and downs.

keepntabs profile image

According to the markers on the trail that I use, I do about 2.2 miles per 30 minute session, and I just completed Wk4 R1 yesterday. Since I actually do the podcast again on the way back, I am doing 4.4 miles right now. However, distance and speed are not my priority as I am trying to build up my stamina. I will work on the other elements later on.

If you have smart phone, several free apps will tell you basic distance, and often calories. I use Allsport Gps which seems accurate.

tilly1 profile image

Thanks all :)

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