8.22.2006

Kewl Mapping Tool

If you are a runner like I am (or, a much better runner), you know that finding distances on running courses can be tough.

Web2.0 to the rescue, my friends. The U.S. Track and Field website has a mapping function where you can map and store your particular running route with a wicked kewl mapping tool (vraiment easy to use). You can store your own routes and even look up stored routes and plan new running routes in cities you plan to visit.

The only drawback? You can't lie to yourself about your distance or pace. My regular run is about 1/2 mile shorter than I had thought.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Thanks a lot. I just have to get my running back online. After wedding, of course.

Anonymous said...

Dang. I didn't sign that.
-JENNY :)

Doc Mara said...

Have a pre-wedding 5k for the wedding party (my Spanish-Language Lit professor friend had a run on the shore of Lake Mich. last year before the wedding. Best. Idea. Ever.).

Good luck mapping the terrain of State College.

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a cool idea. I'm sure Thomas and Bradley would be up for that. I'll share the idea.

cbd said...

Late here.... but I would love to run a pre-wedding 5K. I also plan to run 13 miles Saturday, around 8:30 pace, if anyone is interested....

Kace said...

You're just finding out about this, Andy?? I don't run nearly as much as you do and I read about this in Runners' World back in the winter....on the treadmill at the Y....while running a 10m/mi pace....sloooooowly.

Doc Mara said...

Yeah, I don't really read many magazines (that don't start with "Technical Writing" or "Rhetoric," and end with "quarterly" or "Review"). If it isn't in Cooking Light, or on my colleagues blogs (or some tech message board or wiki like C/Net, wired, or lifehack, I generally don't know much about it).

Glad to hear you have almost caught the rabbit at the front of the treadmill. That rascally rabbit still eludes me.