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3/13/11 11:00 P

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Duffy your time sounds pretty good for a distance of 3.63 miles. That is a pace of 12.24 or close to 5 mph which is 12.00.
Your WOG is at a good pace of 14.36 or close to 4.1 mph. As for SparkPeople I think their calories burn calculation is off substantially. I go my my HRM exclusively. For instance my 5K run today burned 1025 calories. I kept checking my HR and it was between 165-170 BPM which burns a lot of calories at that rate of exertion.

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3/12/11 8:57 A

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I'm still working towards running the whole distance and not walking part of the time. I have a 3.63 mile loop from my house to a beach and back that I like. I'm working towards being able to cover the whole distance in 45 minutes. I just got back from a 'wog' (love that term Chuck!) and it took me 53 minutes. I'm getting there. BUT, I'm a sweaty mess, red in the face, definitely had my heart rate up and according to SP I only burned 317 calories! When I can do it in 45 minutes SP calculation says I'll have burned 449 calories. It's good to have a goal, right?

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2/25/11 10:43 A

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I'm not a runner, never liked it much, but it makes sense. I would never think that you expand the same amount of energy running a mile slow or fast that just makes no sense at all!

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2/25/11 9:05 A

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I would have to agree that each individual has a most economic gait that is comfortable. Our different shapes have different speeds. It would make sense that when you find a gait that works best for you, you would expend less energy.

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victory, but being afraid to try guarantees defeat."
-- Brian Goodell, Olympic Gold Medalist

"We are capable of much more than we think." --Amby Burfoot


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BANKER-CHUCK's Photo BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 6,045
2/23/11 2:22 P

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I ran across an article that has given me some pause. The article is a scientific approach to using less oxygen to cover a particular distance. There is an optimum pace that will get the distance ran the cheapest. A slower pace is not necessarily the best use of oxygen, in fact your metabolic rate slows down.
Any comments? Here is the link I was reading: www.livescience.com/5359-perfect-run
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ng-pace-revealed.html


Chuck

1/1/10 Start Wht 279 lbs
12/1/15 Goal 180

**Maintain** "OR" set new Goal! 170's maybe??


 current weight: 206.0 
 
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