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Thursday, May 26, 2011

I haven't been using my treadmill because of shin splints...when i walk at a faster pace they really kick in! And if you have never had shin splints...let me tell you...THEY FREAKIN HURT!!

Anyway after reading KIYOSHI04's blog about how she goes slow on the treadmill just has the incline way up, I figured I would give it a shot. =)

I got on and started out at 5% going just 1.5 mph, I increased the pace but never got up to 2 mph. But I got the incline up as high as my treadmill would go...10%. I did 10 minutes, my heart rate was up and I even got sweaty. I slowed down and decreased the incline for a minute or so to cool off.

I could feel the shin splints creeping in, but they weren't horrible. YAY!

So, here's my issue...I have searched and searched...but the closest SparkPeople has in the fitness tracker is "treadmill - 10% incline 30 min/mile" well...what about those of us that can't do that? how are we supposed to track "treadmill - 10% incline 40m min/mile"?

hey, it may have only been 10 minutes...but I did it! and I want to track it! but so far I can't figure out how. I even looked around online for a calories calculator thing so i could manually enter the calories burned...but I couldn't find anything that is even close to 10% incline at 1.5 mph.


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KIYOSHI04 5/27/2011 5:34PM

    this is me just subscribing to your blog!

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KIYOSHI04 5/27/2011 5:33PM

    wow!! im flattered! i had no idea you read my blog on occasion!
i always just put in walking if it is something i dont know.
but, a heart rate monitor or a body bugg-thing [expensive, holy smokes, i know] would tell the calories.
ive never had shin splints but i imagine they hurt like the dickens.
i just hate walking fast. it is.....i dont like to be out of breath. and im 5'3... [okay, 5'2 without shoes.] so my legs arent long and it just feels like too much work! id just rather go slow and get my heart rate up another way.

you are doing so well!!

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A_RARE_BEAN 5/27/2011 5:03AM

    on the pedometer and heart rate thing, you input your details (such as height, weight, age etc) so its probs way more accurate than the machines etc, and is personalised just to you :o) It's a good investment! I always have to remember to update mine though when I lose weight, as it obvs changes the calculated calroies.

Good suggestions from the other guys too though, hope you find something that works for you!

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SDM0618 5/26/2011 10:27PM

    I bought a pedometer and used it for the first time this morning when I went to walk with mom and it told me the calories I burned, so maybe you could try something like that....Good Luck :D

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ABISMITHY 5/26/2011 6:56PM

    I hope you get to find something...

Until you find something, perhaps just put "walking" in the tracker. I often fudge my true exercise to make it work for the tracker as at the moment I'm just concentrating on minutes rather than intensity. When I walk from the bus stop to day care I don't know how long it is in distance so I just set it at a walk for 10 minutes at a slow pace even though I do "power walk" it and get quite warm.

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MISSME1223 5/26/2011 6:22PM

    I had thought about a heart rate monitor, but didn't know they told you how many calories you burn. figured if they did it would be like on the treadmill or my stationary bike...telling you the calories burned for a 150 lb woman...I'm well over that...LOL

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A_RARE_BEAN 5/26/2011 5:39PM

    Sorry I have no idea :o( Have you thought about getting a heartrate monitor? It's a great way to know exactly how much you burn, and you can track it way easier

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