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Old 12-29-2009, 01:58 PM  
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My virtual run across America, and a business idea.

So I'm getting over my little knee problem and have started running again, and I thought it'd be cool to plot my progress on a map of the U.S., running across the country. I've always thought it would be cool to walk across the U.S., but I can't figure out how to get my work done in that scenario, so this is my fallback.

And then I thought, "Hmm, this is a pretty good idea for a website. If I started a website, could I get enough people to sell some advertising and stuff and maybe make some money?"

So I went out looking to see if it's already out there. The concept isn't overly innovative, so I see a fair amount of sites out there that talk about it, but they all seem to be pretty lame. Here's a map, print it, color in your progress with a crayon kind of stuff.

What I'd like is a web site where you plot your progress and then see a google maps street view of your location, and then a virtual tour of towns that you walk through, and an atlas so you can pick your route as you go, and an interactive map so you can plot your route. That doesn't exist.

Is there money in this? What's the revenue model? Any web designers out there who would want to collaborate on this?

In my 15 minutes of looking, I found one web site that's actually kind of close, though it's still basic. http://exercise.lbl.gov/index.html is a federal government site, and they do the street view pictures, which is pretty cool, and the online log. However, they only give you one route, an inexplicable Yorktown, Virginia, to Florence, Oregon, route, and you can't vary from that. Also, you don't get local information along your route as far as I can tell.

I signed up for it, though, since it's the best option out there, and am now 11 miles into my journey. I've left Yorktown and am now on this nice road about 2 miles from Williamsburg. Anyone else want to wander along?

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:24 AM   #211
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:29 AM   #212
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Just passed the halfway point of 2031.5 miles
You mean you actually RAN that far?????????????????????? and are gonna run TWICE that far???????????????????????? Unbeleivable
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Ok I read it again, but still unbelievable
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:39 AM   #214
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I wrapped this thing up a couple of weeks ago. My thoughts:

Spoiler!
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:54 AM   #215
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:08 PM   #216
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I felt kinda bad for the hitch hiker at 2038.5, but not enough to pick him up.
8 miles today. I just realized that it flips you over into the next state when you pass the last town in the state you're in. I actually have about another 14 miles I believe to the Kansas/Colorado line.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:01 PM   #217
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I wrapped this thing up a couple of weeks ago. My thoughts:

Congrats!

You broke my heart with the spoiler, though. I was expecting some Lewis and Clark thing, or a picture of Sasquatch running down the coast or something.
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Just passed the halfway point of 2031.5 miles
Awesome. It's all downhill once you pass 50 percent. Plus, you get some nice scenery.
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I'm at 3,507 miles now. I'm probably 30 or 35 miles from the Oregon border, wandering through western Idaho.
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I'm at 3,821.2 miles as of today. I'm almost halfway across Oregon, and am within 250 miles of the finish line. I can almost smell the salty sea air.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:49 PM   #222
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I have run TONS since I last posted here. At least 6 50k races, 4-5 marathons, and lots and lots of training runs from 10-30 miles. Makes me wish I would have kept this up... Great to see how well everyone has done, congrats to all.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:27 AM   #223
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:51 PM   #224
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Crossed the border from Colorado into Wyoming this morning.
Awesome. What is that, around 2,800 miles or so?

I hit 4,000 miles yesterday. I've been hobbled by a foot injury, so I've been trudging for the past couple of months.

My goal was to finish within three years. I'm 58 miles from the finish line right now, and need to make it by December 26th. I think I can actually do that, but it's going to be close. My normal pace would make it easily, but I pretty much haven't been able to do any long runs recently.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:06 AM   #225
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The CO/WY line was at 2492.3, I'm at 2544 now. I probably won't make it in three years (would have to average 120 miles a month in 2014 to do it) but it's possible. I'm guessing that mid-February of 2015 is much more likely).
I'm going to finally attempt a half marathon this coming April though. My daughter mentioned a week or so ago that she was thinking of it and it sounds like a good idea (don't believe I just typed that).
I have NO delusions about "competing", even within my age group, but I figure if I can do it then I may be able to do a full marathon in 2015......as stupid as that may sound, it's always been a "bucket list" kind of thing. Again, not "competitively" but finishing anywhere within the alloted time would be a major win to me.
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