It’s easier just use a free smart-phone app called RunKeepr. But for historical reference, I’ll leave the info about Google Maps intact. It’s also worth knowing that Google Maps tends to UNDER ESTIMATE MILEAGE. I thought I was running 3 miles, but my GPS showed that I was actually running 4!
(BTW, if you’re going to run with barefoot shoes, these Invisible Shoes are hard to beat.)
You don’t need to use a fancy, custom running route APP to plot your course and get your mileage. Google has done all the hard work for you. All you have to do is learn a little about how to create custom maps. It’s easier than you think. Plus, you can add images and share your routes with other barefoot runners:
Step By Step:
First Make Sure you Enter Your Start Address
Use the “My Maps” Link
Click the “Create New Map” Link
Enter a Snappy Name for Route and write a clever description of it. Also decide whether you want the route to be public or private.