My current running routes presented nicely on Google maps
Google Maps can be very useful tool for a marathon runner.
You can add your routes there and monitor progress. Right now I had 3 routes. I’ve started with short one: 1,33 mile and now I’m running 2,35 mile (in 25 minutes). And it motivates me because I see that I’m running longer distances.
I have no device to measure the distance I run. By using Google maps I know it because it calculates length of the line.
You can share your map with your friends or team mates in your running club or charity. You can plan your training that way.