Mapping Your Run

mapI could not have done any of my long runs and even some shorter runs had I not learned about Map My Run years ago. I started using this site when I first began running to measure the distance I was running through a neighborhood I was living in at the time. There were no mile markers and at that point I didn’t own a GPS watch to keep track of my distances. My first measured run on this site dates back to January 18, 2007. I mapped out a 10 mile run in my neighborhood. Immediately after that, I mapped out a few runs in the Austin area as I spent a lot of time in Austin that year. I also began training for my first marathon, the Chicago Marathon. I have since used Map My Run to help me in planning for training for several different marathons and in several different areas. I have mapped runs in Houston, NYC, Cape Cod, Hawaii, and even in Puerto Rico. It is a user friendly site and you can even download the app to use as you are on the go. When you use the app, it works as a GPS tracker and will log your run online to your account. All you need to do is create an account, which you can link to your Facebook account, or just create a username and password, and then click on “create route.” The site has a lot of other useful features, but my favorite by far is the route creating option. Try it out and let me know what you think.

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