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2011/03/26 18:52:08 (permalink)
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Sites to calculate distance when running

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I have recently started doing more runs around the backroads of my local area. I am used to doing around 22 mins (3 miles) on the treadmill after mosts weights sessions. I prefer to be outside where you have more hills, fresh air etc and recently bought a pedometer to calculate distance, calories burned etc. Usually it takes me 22 mins to do 3 miles (450ish calories) on treadmill, or 54 mins to do 7 miles (1000 calories). However i went on a run today, it took about 55 miles and i was a bit disapponted to see my pedometer caluclate 5.3 km (about 3.2 miles) and early 300 calories. Granted i may not be running as fast or consistant as on the treadmill, but surely those fighures can't be right?
My main point, is there any site on the web where i could calcute the exact distance of my route to see if the pedometer is accurate - i have tried google maps but the routes stop after a certain distance then calculate the other way. Any input would be great.
 
 
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    Puzzle
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    Re:Sites to calculate distance when running 2011/03/26 18:57:33 (permalink)
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    geodistance.com

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    Re:Sites to calculate distance when running 2011/03/26 19:13:32 (permalink)
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    Cheers for the site, but i'm struggling to get the red line marker to the roads i want it to go on. Is it straightforward to work and me just being an idiot?
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    Re:Sites to calculate distance when running 2011/03/26 19:28:28 (permalink)
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    yeah i did manage to do it on google maps and it game out at 5.3 miles, my pedometer said 5.3km so im assuming that made a mistake. still dont know where the 316 calories came from, that must be incorrect
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    Re:Sites to calculate distance when running 2011/03/26 20:29:01 (permalink)
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    Paullow

    Cheers for the site, but i'm struggling to get the red line marker to the roads i want it to go on. Is it straightforward to work and me just being an idiot?

     
    Enter a postcode, zoom in, and start left clicking. I'm not sure why you might be having problems. There are other sites to try, just search for distance measure or running distance or something like that.

    Massimo, MrMunch & Me.
     
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    Re:Sites to calculate distance when running 2011/03/27 00:03:30 (permalink)
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    http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/create/
     
    Thats another great site to use, amongst others



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    Re:Sites to calculate distance when running 2011/03/27 10:42:47 (permalink)
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    naththebeast

    http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/create/

    Thats another great site to use, amongst others

     
    Another vote for mapmyrun here too. A nice feature of it is that you'll find other people have logged runs in your postcode so you probably have a ready made set of runs of all distances ready for you to try.
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    Re:Sites to calculate distance when running 2011/03/27 15:20:14 (permalink)
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    Running outdoors is much harder than on a treadmill.
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