- Wed Apr 28, 2004 6:49 pm
There used to be a device called 'Pedometer'. This was just a mechanical revolution counter attached to a wheel about 1 foot diameter fixed to the end of a stick with a convenient handle. A step of three feet gives a count of one. Just trundle this wheel along as you walk. The difference in count before and after multiplied by three gives the total distance in feet. This is the same way a car measures distances too. It has been a few years since an ad for this was seen though.
Every person usually develops a rhythm in walking. You will not be too far off if you just time yourself for the same walk a few times, and then use an average time for the distance you want to cover. A furlong more or less would not matter for an exercise.