How Can I Run In My Neighborhood?

Can I map a run on Google Maps?

Draw your walking or running route by double clicking on the map to set the starting point.

You can change the view to map, satellite, hybrid or terrain view using the control on the top right corner of the Google route map.

See the distance in miles or kilometers update as you complete your route.

How long will my run be?

Beginning runners should start with two to four runs per week at about 20 to 30 minutes (or roughly 2 to 4 miles) per run. You may have heard of the 10 Percent Rule, but a better way to increase your mileage is to run more every second week. This will help your body adapt to your new hobby so you don’t get hurt.

How do I plot a route on Google Maps?

Plot a route on a map

To start drawing your route simply doubleclick on the map to set the starting pinpoint, then continue to click each of the points along the route you wish to follow. You can change the map view to satellite, hybrid or terrain using the selector on the top left corner of the route map.

How do I start running?

Here is the basic formula for a great training plan.

  • Train three days a week.
  • Run or run/walk 20 to 30 minutes, two days a week.
  • Take a longer run or run/walk (40 minutes to an hour) on the weekend.
  • Rest or cross-train on your off days.
  • Run at a conversational pace.
  • Consider taking regular walk-breaks.