Map My Run

So I started using this new to me app called mapmyrun.  I wanted to find a place to run 3 miles outside around my house.  I just did my 10k and my half is coming up.  Pretty cool plan your route on the computer and send to your phone.  You can drag and drop a route, or there is a feature where it will plan one for you.  Beware though, I used this and it went down some roads I didn’t know. Exciting I thought, see new places I thought, HA.  I ended up walking sideways down a hill with a super steep slope and climbing along the side of a 4 lane road with no sidewalk… So lesson learned.  If you have it pick a new route, drive it first!  Also, I really like the option to choose a route someone else has made/ran.  You can see a leader board for different routes, and the app will even let you know if you beat your best time.  I like the computer based dashboard that you can access.  Overall, pretty cool free option.  They have a pro version that will let friends/family track you as you run.  If you run crazy places, its nice to know someone can find you if you don’t come home.

By | 2016-12-15T23:21:23+00:00 August 25th, 2014|gps, training plans|0 Comments

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I have gone up and down in weight over my life. I ran cross-country in high school, but that was 25 years ago. I was up to 245lbs at 5'6" tall, not good. I have tried all different styles of eating, from vegan to low-carb. After really seeing how out of shape I was, I decided to get in shape. A year later, I have been running at least 3 days a week and am getting ready for my first marathon. As a fat runner, I'm not fast, I'm not going to win, but I will finish.

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