My name is Heather and I have a question for Spark_Coach_Jen
I LOVE to swim. All winter I go to the local indoor pool. In summer when we are camping, I use outdoor pools at the campgrounds. Sometimes my swimming is at beaches.
A week and a half ago...I got THE SPARK ...and I love it~ I have named it Shrek ( because I felt Shrek never gave up and in the end he won~~Besides I loved the movies!!
When I go swimming with The Spark...when I come home and check my Activity Page...it comes up as something other than swimming...( I understand why it does this...this is NOT what my question is about...LOL...so hang in there...I am just long in the mouth..
So I *reclassify* to the workout I actually did. I call my swimming...* swimming,leisurely* because this is what I feel I have done...
I swam back and forth....no stopping...from the shallow end to the deep end and back...and forth etc....My arms and legs are in constant motion in order for me to keep moving...sometimes my actions represent the crawl...sometime te butterfly...sometimes the backstroke....BUT always in a leisurely manner
( HEY~~I am 65...and have just learned to swim so I am not about to try lapping...not even moderately...LOL )
OKAY~~ FINALLY...My Question...
When I reclassify my swim to swimming,leisurely...I get a whopping number of steps~~ Steps I DO NOT feel I deserve to get....
WHY? is the conversion of my time swimming,leisurely....equating to so many steps?
It seems really infalted to me. I have used conversion charts for some challenges and they are the same...the equation of steps does NOT seem realistic for the amount of excertion done for the swim.
Example~ today I swam for 82 minutes...that would give me 9,594 steps~~HUH
Doesn't see right eh?
I want to Earn my 10,000 steps honestly...I want my swimming to count for something...but I want it to reflect an honest number...I feel these numbers for the water are really bady inflated.
For water jogging ( NOW this is NOT a difficult thing to do...I have done it myself )..but the conversion for 82 minutes is even bigger than my swimming...@ # 12,792 steps!
PLease see if you can tell me why they convert so high and let me know if it is possible for the powers that be can re- look at these...???
Right now...I am classifying all my swimming time to *treading water moderately* just to reduce the steps....I may go check out other activities to see if even that is being fair to myself or still over inflated...
for any info you can give me...
Edited by: HOLDINGMYOWN at: 10/21/2013 (16:46)
Heather~ New Brunswick~~Canada
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