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Help!? How many calories does this burn?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hey everyone, I have a question. I run/walk on the treadmill or outside. On the fitness log I can find running or walking, but not run/walk for the amount of time and speed I go. So, I'm trying to figure out how many calories I'm burning and how to log it.

I typically go about 45 minutes. I alternate jogging and walking. When broken down, it is 25 min walking at a 16 min mile Pace. Then 20 min jogging at an 11 min mile pace.

What I have found on the fitness log is to log it as 25 min walking, 17 min mile pace. Then 20 min jogging, 11 min mile pace. This then gives me a total burned calories for the workout.

Do you think this is accurate?
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  • KATDR77
    Thanks guys. I've entered it like you said amacuba, I just wasn't sure if that would be pretty accurate since technically it's like interval training. I FEEL like I'm burning the number it shows me! lol
    4063 days ago
  • MOTIVATED@LAST
    Yeah, that approach sounds about right.
    4063 days ago
  • AMACUBA
    When you enter your physical activity, type in "jog" or "run" and you will have a list of things to choose from. I know for sure there is a 17 minute mile pace for walking, and I think there is an 11 minute mile pace for jogging/running.

    After you have selected that activity/pace, you enter in how long it has taken you.

    Keep in mind, though, that that's an average, and chances are (especially if you're just starting out) you're burning more. I still burn more, and I've been doing this for 4 years! lol

    I recently bought a Polar watch/chest strap contraption, which gives me really accurate readings among other things. It wasn't very expensive, and you don't have to pay a monthly fee, like you do with products like the Body Bugg.

    Anyway, I hope you figure out how to enter stuff, and if you have any further confusion/questions, feel free to ask me!
    4063 days ago
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