Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Google Earth-Poorna

Earlier, I wouldn't know how well I was running, because I had no idea of the distance I was running or the speed. I run on urban roads and there are no measurements as such.

Google Earth has proved to be a wonderful tool in informing the exact distance (in meters) I was covering.

Here is a snapshot of one of the roads I run on. Its military area, part of which is accessible to the public. Junta from my locality go around for walks and many kids play cricket on the roads. I had no clue how long it was, until I had a look through Google Earth.

I was also able to look at the actual marathon route, and figure out how fast I should be running to get to certain milestones along the way.

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