Measuring distances without a car: how?

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  1. RredRrover

    RredRrover Blue Belt

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    I've changed up my program as of late, abandoning low rep high weight lifts in favor of sprints and interval training. I'm doing this because I want to enlist, and part of the minimum requirement is a Level 10 on the Beep Test.

    I also jog, but want to measure out distance as a means of recording progress. So far I've been using MapQuest but obviously there's a better way of doing this.
     
  2. vince89

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    You can get a measuring wheel.
     
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    mapmyrun.com work for you?
     
  4. RredRrover

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    It's exactly what I'm looking for. Bookmarked it for future use.

    Thanks! :icon_chee
     
  5. Ian Coe

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    Its what I do

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    Couldn't you find a route to run and then run it and continually reduce the time taken?
     
  6. spirez

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    Nike+ ipod kit is great for this. Only downside is you need a nano to use it!
     
  7. RredRrover

    RredRrover Blue Belt

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    That's what I'm doing.

    My current route (1.45 miles by the site) takes me about 16 minutes give or take. I carry extra weight at the moment and am working on this. If I can get it down to ten I'll have reached my goal and will face the beep test without fear.
     
  8. Ian Coe

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    You'd get maybe 10.0

    Get it down to 9 min, stop being lazy (thats only a 6 min mile, 10 mph)


    I was doing my run route and adding more onto it. First time couldn't complete it without 5 stops at a slowish pace. Then I worked on reducing the no. of rests. Then when I can do it in one go I increase the speed and do it over again. When i get the whole thing to a decent speed without and stops, I increase the distance and do the whole thing again.

    Turns out my inital run was 3 miles and by the time I began measuring the total run was above 5 miles, probably 6 (although I was killing myself for the first 3 and going at a run for the last 2)
     
  9. Mattt

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    I use google earth to work out distances, use the path function.
     
  10. Chi-Town MMAFan

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    The more costly option is a gps device, although the prices keep coming down.
     
  11. SnowMongoose

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    google maps like Mattt said is what I use...

    as for a GPS, buying one just to figure out how far you're running...
    there are many, many better ways to spend your money on gear.
    : P
     
  12. Standard

    Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    I didn't know it measured distance.

    There are a few timex watches designed for runners to track speed, distance etc. but i do agree not the best use of money
     
  13. Justyn Riley

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    Have you tried a motorcycle?
     
  14. Killed by Death

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    you can use a pedometer. put it in your pocket as you walk/run a route.
     
  15. Oblivian

    Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    Most likely, your county has a GIS map system that shows the entire map of your county. It will have the map with overhead shots much like google earth. The sidebar usually has a measure distance area. If you run a square, it can easily measure that as well.
     
  16. Ian Coe

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    I don't know about the nike things but pedometers aren't that accurate
     

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