Good question! I've been wondering about this all summer. I did a lot of walking in Lake Michigan which is not pedometer friendly. I walked along the shore to get an estimated distance but when I walk in the water and there is a lot of wave action it makes for a lot of 2 steps forward 1 step back which means I take more steps than on shore but not as long a stride. My solution was to use the shore distance on calm days and add distance depending on the waves in the lake. One day I walked for 20 minutes and never made it out of sight of my towel, the waves were huge and it took 4 steps to move 1.
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I googled it. Maybe I wasn't clear in my question (or maybe your response is helping me to clarify my question!). I can track the distance for both snowshoeing and X-country skiing. I just want to know if there is a preferred way to record the miles on the Gov site. For example: I do 3 miles of X-country skiing. When I record that on the Gov site do I enter it under running because it is the most like that activity, or biking because I don't own a bike so it is unlikely that I will ever enter miles under that exercise on the Gov site?
Maybe it doesn't matter but I am one of those detail people that over thinks things and likes to do things the 'right' way. I was wondering if there was a general rule about this, and how other people handle it.
Does any one track miles earned through methods other than running, walking, and cycling? How do you track these miles? I live in the north and with winter approaching my thoughts are about cross country skiing and snowshoeing. I would put snowshoeing in the walking category. But how about cross country skiing? I thought it would match biking, but my son who runs (and is an MD) thinks it would be closer to running.
What do you think? Do you log other forms of miles and how do you log them?
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