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Do you ever try a
new running route and wonder just how far you’ve gone? Or, like me, do you
travel often, running shoes packed in hopes of exploring new territory while on
MapMyRun is the
perfect solution for tracking distances and planning new adventures. The site
allows you to create your own detailed maps by plotting points at every turn
along your route. The mileage is automatically tallied and distance markers can
be customized to your liking. There are detailed settings which allow or
disable roads and highways, plus you can choose from a variety of map views
(including topographic, satellite and traditional street views).
I find the site
even more useful when I travel. For example, I’m heading to Colorado Springs later this month and I want to run in the Garden of the Gods Park .
MapMyRun suggests a variety of routes, each submitted by a different runner,
complete with maps, distances, terrain descriptions and user rankings. If I have
the time and energy, I’ll try this 10-miler. If I only have time for a shorter
jaunt, there are plenty of options in the 4-6 mile range.
The site is
actually just one branch of MapMyFitness, which offers mapping programs for
cycling, hiking, horseback riding, skating, dog-walking – you name it, you can
probably find it on a map!