Before I got the Runner app for my Android, I used http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/. I also really like Active.com - you can sign up for free and save routes you run a lot. It will also help you keep track of the mileage on your shoes so you know when to replace them.
Dawn I agree I have no idea what I did before I got my Garmin, I guess I spent hours on the computer or in the car just figuring how long I went. Now I know not only how far but how fast plus all the other goodies!! Sheryl
mapmyrun is very useful! Also, I noticed that someone else mentioned the Nike+. I have an F6 and had the same problem, so last summer I bought the Nike+ armband. I really like it but it wouldn't work as well if you don't wear Nike shoes. They have a thing to attach it to any shoe but it is less accurate.
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I have the Garmin 305 which is a GPS and HR monitor in one, my husband has the 205 which is just the GPS. He paid like $120 for his. Since getting my Garmin my running has changed completely, before I would be all stressed out about mapping my run before so I knew exactly what I would do, but now I wing it a lot of the time.
I was going to but the polar F6 but decided that since I am on trails a lot I needed GPS. My town has 90 miles of interconnecting paved trails.
The Garmin 305 is about $147 on Amazon.com
www.mapmyrun.com has trails listed as well. Do a search for your area and see if anything was posted.
There is also a webiste that tracks trails everywhere. Cannot remember the website though, google it.
If you have an iphone, there are running apps for it.
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2012 Accomplishments: -cosistent training after healing from a stress fracture in my foot -completed a 10 miler, 10K and a half marathon -sorry my year ended in Maym 2 weeks after my half marathon when I crash on my bike shattering my ankle. I had surgery and ortho put in 8 screws and a plate.
You could always get a hand held GPS or check into mapmyrun.com and see if they have trails, I just don't know. I higher in Polars such as the 300xsd have a foot pod you can use, but I don't think that will help you. Have you looked a a pedometer and calibrate it for your running stride.
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Hi everybody! I have a question. I currently have a Polar F6 HRM. I LOVE it but it doesn't have a GPS. And I'm starting to look at running on trails but I'm not sure of the distances so I'm looking for a cheap way to solve my problem of not knowing mileage. Does anybody know of either a CHEAP GPS that would track my miles or an add-on of some sort for my Polar watch?? Thanks for any help!!
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