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so i do most of my runs on the silver comet trail. using the mile markers, i usually go about 4 miles for my usual run. today i did what i thought was only 3 that took me way longer (nearly 20 min) than usual.<br><br>
i found this site yesterday: <a href="http://www.usatf.org/routes/search/" target="_blank">http://www.usatf.org/routes/search/</a><br><br>
really cool. you can search for routes in your area that other people run and you can add your own routes. well, according to this site, my usual route that i calculate to be 4 miles is barely 3 and todays run was actually 4.3 miles, not three like the mile markers say.<br><br>
for today that makes sense, theres no way it takes me a hour to do 3 miles...but now im wondering if ive been overestimating my times AND distances.<br><br>
has anyone else used this site before??
 

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Hi crazyfrog, I'm going to move this in to The Race, where I think you'll get more responses.<br><br>
Sounds like an interesting tool -- I'm old school and set the car odometer to 0, then drive routes. <img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif">
 

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I've used it for my bike routes because my garmin and my computrainer weren't matching up. The route backs up my computrainer and my route is 32.8 not 31
 

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I've used this site, added some routes of my own in there. It helps me to figure out some good routes and distances.
 

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<a href="http://mapmyrun.com" target="_blank">http://mapmyrun.com</a> is the one I use. I've verified its distances at various times with the car odometer and an odometer on the bicycle.
 

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<span style="font-family:Arial;">I’ve used that site along with gmap-pedometer.com. Both are extremely accurate – they match up well with the distances my GPS gives me. Cars aren’t quite as accurate – they’re off by maybe 5% per mile?</span>
 

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stupid question...is there a way to get the pointer on the map so you know where you are marking where to start and finish??
 

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I'm not getting what you mean by this...<br><br>
Up in the upper right corner of the map, there's a menu of icons for stuff like Start, Aid, Stop, etc...You can select from that if you want to mark a waypoint with those meanings.
 

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Try this site...<br><a href="http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/" target="_blank">http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/</a><br><br>
You can zoom way in and measure all your routes. If you run on a trail, use the Hybrid option (in the top right hand area of the screen) so you can see street names and overhead pics. It's awesome.
 

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when i put my cursor over the map, it disapears so that i dont know where im clicking untill i actually click.
 

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I must be a first class dummy. For the life of me I can not figure out how any of the mapping software works. I can start a line but it if curves or turns all I have is a straight line. Someday I'll have to buy someone coffee at Starbucks and sit down with a laptop and have them show me what I'm just not seeing.
 

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CF-did they put the mile markers back up? I always thought they were off. If you want, mark the trail where you start and where you turn around....I can check it with my bike computer
 
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