Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
NHRUNNER's Photo NHRUNNER Posts: 476
7/26/14 11:20 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
1FEISTYDST Steps per mile running are a lot less than walking I usually only get about 1600 if I run a mile and double that walking. (woops, not double.. about 700 more walking. The steps per minute\, when I am exercising, are not all that different since I walk pretty fast)

Edited by: NHRUNNER at: 7/26/2014 (11:26)
~ vicki
1FEISTYDST Posts: 1
7/25/14 11:34 P

Send Private Message
Reply
That's good to know. I'm 5'0" too and you verified what I thought. I run 4.5 miles around my neighborhood and have a new pedometer and it's usually always off according to the 10k steps and 5 mile rule.

*good to see another 5 foot "Feisty 1" lol

1FEISTYMAMA's Photo 1FEISTYMAMA SparkPoints: (36,186)
Fitness Minutes: (45,382)
Posts: 1,188
2/13/13 3:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm barely 5' tall if I stand as straight as an arrow and I average ~12,000 steps in 5 miles. Since hubby and I have a 5 mile walk we travel several times a week, I've had opportunity to double and triple check it and it's right around there.



 August Minutes: 28
 
0
625
1250
1875
2500
KATENO9's Photo KATENO9 SparkPoints: (69,728)
Fitness Minutes: (49,904)
Posts: 2,992
2/13/13 8:13 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had not thought to tie them together in my mind. I figured 10000 steps was a different goal than the 5 miles. 10 floors is not 5 miles either. Looking back at my stats, 5 miles seems to happen between 10000 and 11000 steps for me.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle


 August Minutes: 13
 
0
375
750
1125
1500
TESSLER65's Photo TESSLER65 Posts: 94
2/13/13 7:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
When my husband and I went Christmas shopping, we both had our FB on. I was frustrated because while the distances mostly matched, he was racking up a lot more steps than me (I'm taller). He pointed out that you might think a higher number of steps over a given distance is an advantage, but not in every situation. He had a tough time in basic training in the Army because he was expending so much more energy (more steps) to keep up with everyone else. In weight loss/maintenance, it can be good. Most other times, not so much.

My ticker reminds me that activity, fitness and good health are a gift I'm giving myself. How generous will I choose to be this month?


 August Minutes: 0
 
0
500
1000
1500
2000
LANNIEMANUEL's Photo LANNIEMANUEL SparkPoints: (75,152)
Fitness Minutes: (45,333)
Posts: 1,898
2/13/13 6:19 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I do know height has a lot to do with it also. dh who is 6ft 5in can take about 2/3 the steps i take and get the same distance as i do at 5ft 4in.

If you can, help others; if you can not do that, at least do not harm them. ~ his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.



 current weight: 182.0 
 
213
194.75
176.5
158.25
140
NYHARLEYHUN's Photo NYHARLEYHUN Posts: 3,146
2/12/13 11:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree, it defin. depends on your stride length as far as # of steps to equal a mile. With my stride it takes me about 2200-2300 to get a mile.

Failure Isn't An Option If Success Is Just A Matter Of More Effort!!

~*~Amy~*~


 current weight: 164.4 
 
164.4
161.3
158.2
155.1
152
SUNNYARIZONA's Photo SUNNYARIZONA SparkPoints: (182,835)
Fitness Minutes: (207,744)
Posts: 12,592
2/12/13 10:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well, I am SHORT, and currently have just over 10K on my fitbit, and 4.63 miles. Definitely think ones stride makes the difference.

MY NEW saying: (borrowed from Delila)

"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."


 current weight: 147.4 
 
200
181.25
162.5
143.75
125
USMAWIFE's Photo USMAWIFE SparkPoints: (453,002)
Fitness Minutes: (432,195)
Posts: 113,285
2/12/13 8:08 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Here is the clickable link

help.fitbit.com/customer/portal/arti
cl
es/176079-how-do-i-measure-my-strideR>-length-


A lot of people on another thread let FB figure it out based on their weight and height entered on the FB page

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much


 current weight: 208.0 
 
253
224.75
196.5
168.25
140
CKENSINGTON's Photo CKENSINGTON Posts: 1,110
2/12/13 7:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Here's a link to adjust your stride on the Fitbit site....let me know if anyone has success!

http://help.fitbit.com/customer/portal/a
rticles/176079-how-do-i-measure-my-str
ide-length-

--Suzy

--Suzy

Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake.

--W. C. Fields

The rule by which he had always lived was that the best would have to do until something better came along.

-- P.G. Wodehouse


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
10.325
20.65
30.975
41.3
__AMY__ Posts: 1,180
2/12/13 7:06 P

Send Private Message
Reply
@LadyBug

My steps are 2800 for 1 mile. I have a VERY short stride. Really irritates DH

======================================

Interested in walking away the pounds?
teams.sparkpeople.com/WATP




 Pounds lost: 5.4 
 
0
9.25
18.5
27.75
37
DLDMIL's Photo DLDMIL SparkPoints: (99,567)
Fitness Minutes: (96,880)
Posts: 3,651
2/12/13 6:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have to walk approximately 13K steps to get 5 miles. I do not have a 2.5 foot stride, and it depends on how much I actually walked vs walking in place.

Through the stress
And a touch of strife
I proudly serve the Army Mom life
MY SON has got your back
U. S. Army

Support our Troops
Blue Star Mother
Proud Army Mom
101st Airborne
PST -CA



 August Minutes: 960
 
0
27.5
55
82.5
110
USMAWIFE's Photo USMAWIFE SparkPoints: (453,002)
Fitness Minutes: (432,195)
Posts: 113,285
2/12/13 5:35 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i just double checked and the link does works but here is always what it says on reference.com

How many steps are in a mile depend on how long your stride is. The average person usually takes a stride of two and a half feet. If your stride is two and a half feet then it will take you around two thousand steps to walk a mile. If you would like to know how many steps you take in a day you can purchase a pedometer. This will track your steps all day. You can put the pedometer right on your
belt. You may be surprised on how many steps you actually do take in one day. Keep a record of your steps for a week and you will be really surprised. Where your pedometer from the time you get up till the time you go to bed. Keep your log book beside your bed and write it down before you go to sleep.

and yes NH it is Pam

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much


 current weight: 208.0 
 
253
224.75
196.5
168.25
140
NHRUNNER's Photo NHRUNNER Posts: 476
2/12/13 5:27 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It doesn't for me either. I had t scroll back a while (yikes!) to get a 5 mile+ day but it was 14,152 for 6.5. That's 2177 per mile using default measure for 5'3". Hmm, checked a few other days and it's about, but not exactly, the same. But I agree a mile is more than 2000 steps for me. I haven't bothered setting a stride length as it always changes. (and what about stepping in place? I hate doing that but the steps are certainly shorter.) Have you tried using the default?

USA- (Pam?) thanks for the link, I am going to check that out. (link didn't work.. that's ok.. info can be found on the forums at fitbit. As I said I am not changing from the default.)

Edited by: NHRUNNER at: 2/12/2013 (17:30)
~ vicki
USMAWIFE's Photo USMAWIFE SparkPoints: (453,002)
Fitness Minutes: (432,195)
Posts: 113,285
2/12/13 5:03 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This might explain it ot you better. steps is based on stride

www.reference.com/motif/reference/ho
w-
many-steps-equal-a-miwww.refe
rence
.com/motif/reference/how-many-ste
p
s-equal-a-milele


Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much


 current weight: 208.0 
 
253
224.75
196.5
168.25
140
LADYBUG-DR's Photo LADYBUG-DR SparkPoints: (65,925)
Fitness Minutes: (68,054)
Posts: 595
2/12/13 4:45 P

Send Private Message
Reply
When I walk 10,000 steps it's way off from being 5 miles, which apparently is the norm.
I'm 5'8" with approx a 26 inch stride.
It seems I need to walk about 12,000 steps to get 5 miles.
Here's what I'm seeing:
10,265 steps = 4.22 mls
11,359 steps = 4.67 mls
11,709 steps = 4.81 mls
13,255 steps = 5.44 mls
Do you agree with your steps equalling the number of miles?
emoticon

WOW! I really regret that workout
-No one ever-

In life, you either have results or excuses.
COMMIT & SUCCEED!


 Pounds lost: 15.0 
 
0
5
10
15
20
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Fitbit Users Unite! General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
basic calories burned 8/14/2013 1:57:39 PM
Problems 7/12/2014 7:19:42 PM
Initial feelings about the flex 8/30/2013 6:59:42 AM
ALERT - Scam on SparkPeople 7/22/2013 4:10:17 AM
New FitBit 12/3/2013 4:40:16 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x52097492

Review our Community Guidelines