Distance is the major factor in how many calories you burn, not time. So perhaps log it as a 5 K run on the same time as you normally would.
But you are right that it will definitely take extra effort to get over the obstacles.
Barring an HRM, I agree with the suggestion of logging the extra time as calisthenics (for simple obstacles), or circuit training for tough obstacles (like getting over a wall).
Fitness Minutes: (209,000)
20,645 4/24/13 7:41 P
When I did the Spartan Sprint, I logged it as a 5K and circuit training. two separate things. There is no exact way to know how many calories a person burns when they do one of these things unless they happen to be wearing a Body Bugg. So, we take our best guestimate.
I figure I ran for 3.1 miles in about 30 minutes and obstacles (circuit) for 45 minutes. that's a rough guess of how long it took for me to run and then haul my keister over the walls. ;)
Fitness Minutes: (55,006)
1,474 4/24/13 2:18 P
So I am doing my first obstacle course race this weekend - a 3.5 mile run with 12-15 obstacles. And I'm wondering how people typically track this. Obviously I anticipate that my run pace will be slower than my regular 5K run pace, but I'd imagine that I'll be putting more effort in since the obstacles will change things up a bit. But I wondered how people typically track this.
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