I’ve been using a great site called Gmaps Pedometer in order to track the distance of my runs. It’s built on the Google Maps API so it will work anywhere you can run … or swim (not accounting for island-, pirate-, shark-, garbage patch-, or current-related diversions, it’s approximately 3262.9843 miles from Montauk to Lisbon!).
It’s got a great feature that generates a permalink to your route (sample run here) so you can refer back to it later. The interface (screenshot shown here) is fairly simple and easy to use. One feature that I think would be a great addition would be the ability to maintain a profile on the site, which can be used to see all your runs over time. Though I guess you can do this exporting the waypoints to a standardized format like GPX, and then importing them into a Google account, and using the “My Maps” feature to create a “My Runs” map. Or, you could just drop some bills and pick up a hardware solution, like a Nike Plus or Polar system.
Thanks for the excellent site!
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