Health and Wellness

Track Your Workouts with

I like to know how far I have run or biked, my per mile pace, and the calories I have used. I even like to map out my favorite routes and save and share those routes with other athletes. I use a simple and free tool – – to track my workouts. The three features I like best and use most often are:

1) Satellite mapping of running routes. I usually run on trails that are not on the standard map but can be seen with the satellite map zoom feature.

2) Gear tracking to track the number of miles I run on each pair of shoes. I usually replace running shoes after 250 miles and MapMyRun will alert me that a pair of shoes needs replacement.

3) Weekly leader board Reports are emailed to me each Sunday that show my workouts compared to my running and cycling friends.

If you really want a lot of data about your running, cycling, or cross country ski workouts check out the Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver With Heart Rate Monitor. Even though it is a bit hefty on the wrist I like all of the data it generates.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.