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  • inuman

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    May 30, 2008 7:43 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I have a question. I just recently got back into running/jogging. I was wondering if any of you know if there is a way to keep track of the distance I run/jog. Is there a machine of some kind. Thanks.icon_smile.gif
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    May 30, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    Check Nike.com.
    Nike+ shoes have a contraption you can wear on your wrist that will log miles and you can keep track online.
    I have been using Nike+ for about a year and it is amazing and worth the small cost.
    I have even worn it without NIKE+ shoes with a plastic convertor thing that snaps onto your laces.
    Works way better than the watch I bought for $298 a few years ago.

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    May 30, 2008 8:12 PM GMT
    or you could just run around a track and count laps.

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  • NYCguy74

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    May 30, 2008 9:15 PM GMT
    Garmin has some options too. Some are on the large size, but still strap to your wrist.
    They have options with either GPS or a "foot pod" (similar to Nike's) that they use to determine speed and distance. The GPS version will plot your course on a map when you get home and sync back to the computer.
    The software will then total by week/month.
    You can also get heart rate options which will show the HR for your entire run.

    I just recently got the edge 305 but that one is for cycling. the couple times that I've used it it's been nice.


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    May 31, 2008 2:19 AM GMT
    Yes there is. My friend has this tiny little device that let's her know how many steps she has taken and then it tallies it up into miles so you know how far you's gone. I'll get more info fo you when I see her again.

    It's gtreat for runners and joggers (like yourself).
  • NYCguy74

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    May 31, 2008 2:32 AM GMT
    Guy101 saidYes there is. My friend has this tiny little device that let's her know how many steps she has taken and then it tallies it up into miles so you know how far you's gone. I'll get more info fo you when I see her again.

    It's gtreat for runners and joggers (like yourself).


    It's called a pedometer, there are several versions out there. I've even seen them in Macdonald's happy meals. you have to calibrate it as to your stride length. it only count steps, so depending on if you walk taking short steps, or run with longer strides, it can get confused as to how far you've actually gone. And i also saw somewhere that going uphill, you take shorter strides, and downhill longer, so that can throw it off also.
    The nike+ and other foot pods are just more sophisticated pedometers.

    just google pedometer.
    i discovered the first link is a site that lets you click on a google map, and plot out a course, it will then tell you how far that course is. kinda quick and dirty way to find out how far it is from here to there. You can also do the same thing with a path in Google earth.

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/


    here is a store that sells several different versions
    http://www.hdosport.com/categories.php?cat=8
  • inuman

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    May 31, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    NYCguy74 said[quote][cite]Guy101 said[/cite]Yes there is. My friend has this tiny little device that let's her know how many steps she has taken and then it tallies it up into miles so you know how far you's gone. I'll get more info fo you when I see her again.

    It's gtreat for runners and joggers (like yourself).


    It's called a pedometer, there are several versions out there. I've even seen them in Macdonald's happy meals. you have to calibrate it as to your stride length. it only count steps, so depending on if you walk taking short steps, or run with longer strides, it can get confused as to how far you've actually gone. And i also saw somewhere that going uphill, you take shorter strides, and downhill longer, so that can throw it off also.
    The nike+ and other foot pods are just more sophisticated pedometers.

    just google pedometer.
    i discovered the first link is a site that lets you click on a google map, and plot out a course, it will then tell you how far that course is. kinda quick and dirty way to find out how far it is from here to there. You can also do the same thing with a path in Google earth.

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/


    here is a store that sells several different versions
    http://www.hdosport.com/categories.php?cat=8[/quote]


    Wow I like the google pedometer, as well I'll look up others to see which will suite me. Thanks everyone. icon_cool.gif
  • inuman

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    May 31, 2008 7:22 PM GMT
    I just mapped out a 10 mile jog pattern. This is great!! I think I've found a new toy to use. Google is a lot better then I have been giving it credit for.icon_cool.gif