Looks like the weather has started to turn and the Spring is on it’s way. I went out the usual running route today with my newly purchased gadget.. the iPhone. Loaded with the Map My Run applet, I set off on my way.
The Map My Run is a fantastic little bit of software which ties in the GPS functions of the iPhone and with Google Maps. It monitors your run and overlays your journey from start to finish and works out how fast you’re doing and everything else. There is a paid version of this software which does a bit more but for now, the free version does me fine.
The start and finish markers are dependent on the GPS finding where you are exactly. I should have waited a little while for the GPS coordinates to update before I set off as it looks like that it didn’t start monitoring until I got past London Bridge which is a good kilometre away and also the fastest kilometre when I’m still fresh. The rest of the journey is a slowish plod with a walk across the Millennium Bridge near St Pauls and then a plod again with the occasional stop waiting behind traffic lights.
It was good to see so many fellow runners in the Spring time.
I am also really impressed with the iPhone capabilities.. I had read about people running with their iPhones and worrying about it bouncing around in their pockets. I have found that by putting into my back pocket in my shorts that’s fine.. it’s not too heavy either.
Anyway, here is the map of my run… the odds lines reflect where the GPS signal was broken (there are quite a few underground passages along the way)
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