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Fitness Map



After being on SP more than I year, I just now discovered the Fitness Map. I love it! Instead of preplanning a route with my car's odometer, I can track how many miles I walk by using this feature. I encourage everyone to try it, especially for C25K or 5K Your Way. Very easy! Go to Fitness and click on "Map Your Route". This will even give you calories burned and your speed.

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  • Cool, I didn't even know that was there. We walk around a reservoir and it would be nice to know how far it is. - by NEWNANCY09
  • STORMY724
    Another way to track your mileage is to wear a pedometer & calculate your steps on a route where you know the distance. (I walk 2 routes in 2 different parks where the mileage is marked with posts, and also the indoor track at the Y which is 11 laps to a mile.) On several different days on different trails, I checked my pedometer at a mile marker & then checked it again at the next one & came up with an average number of steps per mile. So, when I walk an unfamiliar route, I check my pedometer when I begin & subtract that from my steps at the end of my walk, divide by my average steps per mile to calculate my distance. I also write down my total steps at the end of the day to enter in my fitness page ---then zero it out to track total steps the next day. (I have occasionally forgotten to zero it out, but then I just divide by 2 & enter half the steps for each of 2 days.) - by STORMY724

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