Just what it says...Map My Run
March 14, 2008 8:37 PM   Subscribe

Be sure to check out companion site: MapMyRide.
posted by ericb at 8:48 PM on March 14, 2008

Nice. Four clicks and I found a new route to try out on Saturday.
posted by Science! at 8:53 PM on March 14, 2008

BTW -- there is also MapMyTri, MapMyWalk and MapMyHike, as well as a MapMyRun Facebook application.
posted by ericb at 8:53 PM on March 14, 2008

Made for a nice light rail walk distance tally: I never would have guessed that one of my favorite ways is the shortest.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 9:22 PM on March 14, 2008

Hey, cool. I had been using WalkJogRun, but this is looking a little more feature-rich.
posted by middleclasstool at 9:33 PM on March 14, 2008

This is nice. You can even import your routes from gmap pedometer.
posted by greasepig at 9:33 PM on March 14, 2008


(Just kidding, but it should be)

You were gone for a little while konolia, weren't you? Good to have you back.
posted by XMLicious at 9:37 PM on March 14, 2008

I have seen a few of these, but this is by far the best yet. Thanks!
posted by caddis at 10:23 PM on March 14, 2008

Bikely is my favorite place to find new rides.
posted by mathowie at 10:37 PM on March 14, 2008

Thanks mathowie and ericb, I knew about mapmyrun.com, I'll have to check them out.

What I really want, is something like Topo, the old map program from the late 90s. It gave you nice, clean, zoomable topo maps where you could get elevation profiles and print out maps and such. Google maps has topo maps, but (in cities at least), they are incredibly busy and difficult to read.

anyone know of anything like that?
posted by spott at 2:51 AM on March 15, 2008

Oh, sweet! Apparently, I run 3.7 miles in the morning. I had no idea how far my standard route was. This is keen!
posted by Greg Nog at 6:23 AM on March 15, 2008

MapMyTri? Never would I have dreamed of such riches. Goodbye, GMaps Pedometer.

This is incredible. One place to plan and store bike and run workouts. You can search workouts that other users have created for your area, and you can tell it a mileage and it'll try to find a new one. Awesome, awesome.
posted by Miko at 7:06 AM on March 15, 2008

Thanks! This is awesome. Now I know that what I *thought* was barely a 2-mile-run is in fact a 2 1/4! It feels so much more impressive looking at it on a map...
posted by nonmerci at 7:30 AM on March 15, 2008

Bikely is new to me. Thanks. These are all useful.

I wish, however, that they incorporated vertical. In my neighborhood, that's a lot of what makes a ride/run doable or not. "Klimb" has always been my goto app, but these online solutions have more user contributions.
posted by lothar at 10:09 AM on March 15, 2008

MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmm, maps!!
posted by desjardins at 10:09 AM on March 15, 2008

Okay, so say I walk, bike and run, but not triathlon-style, just at different times. Do I have to sign up to three sites?
posted by loiseau at 10:13 AM on March 15, 2008

@lothar, when you pull up the map in MapMyRun, there's a checkbox on the left for "display elevation" which provides that info at the bottom of the map.

that's also what makes it most useful for me, as a a 28 mile ride (I use mapmyride) with 100' of elevation increase is much different than the 28 mile ride that had 1300' of increase I went on last weekend. :)
posted by cheeken at 12:35 PM on March 15, 2008

Thinking further, though, isn't having four (MapMy: Ride, Walk, Hike, Tri) a little redundant? I mean, they're using the same app for each site, so why not have it one big MapMy community? It just seems overkill to me.
posted by cheeken at 12:39 PM on March 15, 2008

Awesome, found a new route just in time for spring training. :D
Good post, would click again.
posted by patr1ck at 12:58 PM on March 15, 2008

Excellent find, konolia. And great timing - I'm off to buy a bike. :-D
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 2:55 PM on March 15, 2008

Nifty. A few more bells and whistles than GMap Pedometer, which I've been using for over a year to map my runs. Nice feature of GMap Pedometer is that you can save each route as a unique URL, which you can then paste into a Google spreadsheet running diary. More homebrew, but it works for me.
posted by dylan20 at 4:11 PM on March 15, 2008

Do take the pre-seeded runs with a grain of salt, this one I'd love to run except for the private club and chain link fence (not visible) half way through (between the lakes).
posted by sammyo at 6:41 PM on March 15, 2008

I found the point-and-click input thing a bit frustrating - wanted to see an "undo last point" button when I made a mistake but did not see an option for this.

I did however see the "Import from Garmin GPS" link, and that is cool. Hooray for technology!
posted by caution live frogs at 6:32 AM on March 17, 2008

There is an undo button, and there's a cool feature to have it automatically follow roads, which I find nice running in the city - though if you run against traffic on a one way, it gets all confused.
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