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ROCKMAN6797
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2/24/13 10:22 A

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@ NEALIO302:

Your mileage is not affected. SP syncs this data from the FB site.

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LANNIEMANUEL
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2/24/13 10:11 A

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that zombie run sounds fun. will have to check it out

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



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2/24/13 9:46 A

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@NEALIO302 and @KATENO9

Thanks for the recommendations! I'm always looking for a new app.

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2/24/13 8:56 A

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I will second the recommendation for Zombies, Run! I love that app. I used it all last summer to build a walking habit. It works just fine for walking. You just have to speed up a little when you get the warning that there are zombies at 100 meters. If you don't speed up enough, they get closer, lol. This winter, I have been using the 5k app to learn to run. I would also heartily recommend this app.

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NEALIO302
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2/24/13 7:45 A

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@Rockman, I figured I was being a little generous with my daily fitness minutes. I was smart with the calories, though. When I map my run on SparkPeople, and I only use 1 minute/1 calorie burned, do you know if that has any affect on the run logged? It shouldn't mess with my distance or anything, right? I wouldn't think so, but I don't want to go messing with my overall run stats or anything. Thanks, though, for clearing it up for me. I'm getting ready to go running now, so I'll see how it goes.

@Amy, I am not a runner, by any means. In fact, I kind of despise running. It's just not my thing. However, since using the Zombies, Run! app, I am slowly beginning to enjoy it. The whole concept of the "game" is great, you are a survivor in your very own zombie movie. I think my FAVORITE aspect of the game is that you get to create the soundtrack in which you run to. You can make it just like a zombie movie, or just put your favorite songs. I have a few of the eerie instrumental pieces from "The Walking Dead" in my playlist and it just adds to the whole experience. The zombies moaning and groaning in your ear and eerie music underneath that. It's like you're really in the movie!

As far as it being good for "walkers" (which I initially thought was a Walking Dead reference), I don't see why not. They even have a Couch to 5K-type training app. For the main app, though, there is no set pace that you have to run or walk. You have a "baseline" that you run or walk when you are not being "chased" by the zombies. And then when there are zombies nearby, you have to pick up the pace. So, if your baseline is a walk, then you would have to kick it up just a little in order to avoid the zombies. It's an awesome app, even though the initial investment might make you think twice, as I paid $8.99 for it. But, in my opinion, if it gets ME running and into better shape, it is MORE than worth it.

I hope this helps!


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__AMY__
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2/24/13 6:25 A

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Just looked at it. It does look like a lot of fun!

I used Striiv Pedometer for awhile and got so hooked on the MyLand game. I returned it for the Fitbit (amazon.com) because I read it wasn't as accurate.

Does the app work with walkers.

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__AMY__
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2/24/13 6:19 A

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What do you like about zombies run.? I use 4 different running apps, mostly MapMyFitness.

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ROCKMAN6797
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2/24/13 2:35 A

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Yes, you are right, any minutes you enter will be providing you with double credit. When I enter a run I, too, will enter the lowest value I can enter (which is 1) and just log that on my SP fitness page. I figure an extra minute and calorie won't make that much difference!

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NEALIO302
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2/24/13 12:00 A

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Howdy, fellow Fit-Bitters! I am about a week into my FitBit One journey and so far, I LOVE IT! It is so great to see that I am actually burning calories throughout the day, even if I didn't get to exercise that day.

I have a question, though, just to make sure I am doing things right and not "double-dipping". Of course, I wear my FitBit One 23.5 hours out of the day, including when I run (using Zombies, Run!...shameless plug ;-) ) And I know that my FitBit One takes into account my steps and calories burned during that time. So...when I go to enter my run in the fitness section, and I map it all out, I make sure to NOT enter in the calories that it says I burned, as FitBit will take care of those for me. However, should I also NOT enter in the minutes, as well?

For instance, I run 3 miles in 33 minutes, burning 350 calories. When I manually enter it, I note that I ran 3 miles in 33 minutes, but I only burn 1 calorie, since FitBit will include the total burned at the end of the day. Am I inadvertently adding 33 minutes to the total daily exercise time? Should I basically only add my mileage, and leave the minutes/calories at 1?

As I read this, it seems a little confusing, so HOPEFULLY someone makes sense of my dilemma here. I just want to make sure that I am being as accurate as possible with my logging and not getting too much credit for my daily numbers.

Thanks!


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