Sunday, March 28, 2010

Android application missed part of my run

As I blogged earlier, I am using the My Tracks application on my Android phone to track my running training.

This Saturday I took a route that I thought would be approximately 10km long so that I would get practice at the distance for a forthcoming race. I was much surprised to see that the track had been measured as only 5.2 km long. When I looked at the associated map, it was clear that the application had simply stopped recording about half way during my run. As far as I remember a call cam etro my phone about this point in the run, I didn't answer the call, but it still seems to have caused the tracking application to halt.

I didn't want to miss out on credit for this long run, so I measured the full length of my run by manually tracing on and then I updated my tracking spreadsheet. My route was 9.83 km which is slightly short of the race route. My time for the run was almost an hour, so I will have to speed up if I am to meet my race target of finnishing under the hour mark.

My training runs have not been as frequent as I would like, but at least I have been doing longer runs and still managing to keep my pace up.

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