hey guys, finished my 8-week plan, and this week I began getting back in shape with half-mile runs and sprint/jog runs. I have one question–the most accessible “track” for me is a park that I live right next to, and I will practice there for the majority of my workouts. I can get to an actual track field maybe once a week. Is there an efficient way to measure distance? The park is approximately one mile but it’s got random turns and random straightaways, I think one straightaway is about 200m which is great. I want to run as accurate a distance as possible, but I don’t want to bring my measuring stick and measure the park every time. Do pedometers work if I go at varying speed/stride lengths?
If you don’t have a track to run on, get creative. Who says you have to run for distance? Run for time. In other words, run for :xx seconds, instead of x meters.