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4/16/10 9:18 P

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Lots of different ways to get to the same endpoint...personally I love the mapping feature and also the mileage add but at times I've done a manual add though never computed the cal burn like that....learning something ne every day!

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4/16/10 7:46 P

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Jenny - I've requested it in the past, with no results. Like I said, I've seen it enough that it doesn't bother me anymore, but it really used to make me mad.

Jules - Adrian is so smart about so many things. I love all the different things that people bring to the threads here. It's a wonderful team!

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4/16/10 2:05 P

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I add my own exercise.

Wonderful Wongerchi gave me a calculation to use to calculate my calorie burn. It is "(weight X .6) x # of miles traveled = calories burned"

This is a slight tweaking on the basic 100 calories per mile and is what I use.

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4/16/10 1:45 P

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Is it possible to add your own exercise? (cause then you can call it whatever you like ;o)

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4/16/10 1:23 P

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Cassie, I get mad at that too. I feel like it demeans the effort. Is there a way we can request that SP admins change this to help out us penguins?

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4/16/10 11:44 A

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I love the mileage counter and that it automatically creates your cardio.





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4/16/10 11:28 A

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Hi there,

If you type in "jog" instead of "run" it will give you an option for running slower than 10 min/mile. This rate is actually smaller than the 12 min/mi pace but better than walking. I think that might be a good option for you.

Good luck.

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-Elizabethtown FROZEN FOOT Series
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4/16/10 10:47 A

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If you don't take walking breaks, you could also try creating a fitness map of your route, then the calculation will be done for you when you enter the time it took you to complete your route. Don't be down on yourself... be proud that you've returned to running. Congrats!

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4/16/10 9:30 A

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Note that you will see it added as "Walking 13 minute mile" or even "Walking 15 minute mile" if you get over 13 minutes. There is no "14 minute mile" so it may shock you when you get back from a good run and see "walking 15 minute miles". It used to make me mad, but I guess I've seen it so many times that it doesn't bother me anymore.

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4/15/10 10:47 P

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Thanks.....I did see that track mileage feature which is new from when I was Sparking before....Thanks.

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4/15/10 9:39 P

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You could try tracking your mileage instead. If you set yourself up to do that, then you enter your time and distance, and the calculation is done for you. The exercise is automatically entered into your cardio minutes.

Kirsten
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4/15/10 9:35 P

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I used to select the '12 minute mile' and then add the amount of time I ran in the fitness tracker, but after 4 months off and a few pounds extra I am a little slower (not happy about that). Seems it's more like 13 or 14 minute mile but the tracker only goes as high as 12.....So what should I select or how should I calculate it. Should I use the 12 minute mile and deduct a few minutes off of the amount of time I ran to balance out the calories burned? Thanks.

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