Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Activities > Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 25.03.2013, 13:12
dodgyken's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Democratic Republic Kenistan
Posts: 10,730
Groaned at 360 Times in 294 Posts
Thanked 19,376 Times in 7,390 Posts
dodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond repute
Measuring your Run

It is 8.5 years since I took up running - just a few months after coming to Switzerland. Since then the internet has moved on - and tracking how far you have run is now far easier.

Google's BETA pedestrian walking mode now covers most of Switzerland - and the maps are beginning to include some (edge of) urban trails.

Set your location - and then set a destination - google will pick the quickest/shortest route - you can then adjust as required.

(If you want to be flash - purchase SwissTopo Maps - this will also produce profiles for you)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 25.02.2015, 23:52
Sbrinz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 11,515
Groaned at 572 Times in 364 Posts
Thanked 11,159 Times in 5,725 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Measuring your Run

Have you noticed that many things are now measured in quantities of "football field lengths", and never the widths..

I am watching an astronomy program: the commentator says, "The mirror on the telescope is 10 meters across, or one tenth the length of a football field"

At least half the population have no idea that a football field is 100 meters long, including me, so why not say "Five door lengths"? or maybe assume that the intelligent viewers might actually know how wide 10 meters is....
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 25.02.2015, 23:58
mirfield's Avatar
Moddy McModface
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 8,380
Groaned at 54 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 8,553 Times in 3,140 Posts
mirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Measuring your Run

Well, that's random...
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank mirfield for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 26.02.2015, 05:17
Tasebo's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wald, Zurich/Stockholm
Posts: 1,222
Groaned at 4 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 1,312 Times in 663 Posts
Tasebo has a reputation beyond reputeTasebo has a reputation beyond reputeTasebo has a reputation beyond reputeTasebo has a reputation beyond reputeTasebo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Measuring your Run

Despite all these new developments, I am still rather "analog" and take pleasure from marking out my running routes, and hikes/extendec dog walks, with a highlighter on a paper map. This method might not provide as much data, but enough for my needs and curiosity. I started running 35 years ago, stick in the mud attitude I guess...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Tasebo for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 26.02.2015, 07:51
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: ZH
Posts: 4,779
Groaned at 59 Times in 49 Posts
Thanked 2,420 Times in 1,443 Posts
SOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Measuring your Run

Quote:
View Post
Despite all these new developments, I am still rather "analog" and take pleasure from marking out my running routes, and hikes/extendec dog walks, with a highlighter on a paper map. This method might not provide as much data, but enough for my needs and curiosity. I started running 35 years ago, stick in the mud attitude I guess...
Likewise, not forgetting the trusted silvermans compass for long hikes.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 26.02.2015, 08:03
basher's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 959
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 1,463 Times in 514 Posts
basher has a reputation beyond reputebasher has a reputation beyond reputebasher has a reputation beyond reputebasher has a reputation beyond reputebasher has a reputation beyond reputebasher has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Measuring your Run

A watch - and a map - is all you need - forget all this runkeeper, satnav s**t.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank basher for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 26.02.2015, 08:53
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 10,712
Groaned at 280 Times in 223 Posts
Thanked 15,054 Times in 6,118 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Measuring your Run

As all my runs are on hills, how far I run is pretty immaterial.

I do take a map on longer runs and a compass on really foggy ones.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Tom1234 for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 13.03.2015, 03:32
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
george87 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Measuring your Run

I use the Nike+ running app . Helps me track my distance, pace ,GPS works great, there are many challenges on the go and you get your list of achievements, which makes for really enjoyable stats after the run.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 13.03.2015, 07:57
baboon's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Rheintal
Posts: 2,741
Groaned at 85 Times in 74 Posts
Thanked 3,577 Times in 1,741 Posts
baboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Measuring your Run

Quote:
View Post
At least half the population have no idea that a football field is 100 meters long, including me, so why not say "Five door lengths"? or maybe assume that the intelligent viewers might actually know how wide 10 meters is....
The permitted football field length can vary between 90m and 120m. YOu knew even less than you thought.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 13.03.2015, 08:10
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: ZH
Posts: 4,779
Groaned at 59 Times in 49 Posts
Thanked 2,420 Times in 1,443 Posts
SOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Measuring your Run

Or 100 to 130yd's in lenght.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Glass Measuring Cups louloubel Food and drink 17 09.05.2012 00:32
US Measuring Spoons Confloozed Food and drink 39 22.02.2012 14:39
Where can I find measuring spoon? DavidSJC Food and drink 13 19.12.2011 13:54
Wanting to run/train for your first stadt lauf 5 to 6K race Running man Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 0 13.05.2009 16:14
Digital blood pressure measuring device BenderRules Other/general 18 03.12.2008 14:24


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:01.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0