The other day, I was scheduled to do a joggling speed workout. It was supposed to feature two 1600 meter runs at a 6:30/mile pace with an 800m easy run in between.
In my pre-retired days, it would’ve been easy enough to just get on the treadmill and do the distances there. But I don’t have treadmill access anymore so I have to improvise.
Enter Google Maps
The first thing I needed to do was find a track to run on. I knew of a couple in the city but I didn’t know where the closest one to my house was. So, I just went to Google Maps and just searched around my neighborhood until I found a track. You have to use Satellite View.
The closest one wasn’t a regular track so I used MapMyRun.com to calculate the distance. It worked like a charm!
If you ever need to find a place in your city or measure the distance, the combination of Google Maps and MapMyRun.com works great.