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TENS_GIRL75's Photo TENS_GIRL75 SparkPoints: (7,265)
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10/9/13 3:49 P

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I have 3 apps going while I'm running or walking. I use the Zen Labs C25K app, it tracks my time and gives me voice cues when to run/walk, then I have my Map My Walk app...I set it for run/walk intervals and it tells me my split pace, distance, and time. Lastly I have my FitRadio app for music. It has stations based on BPM and helps keep my pace on target.
The Map My Walk also gives me an estimated calories burned that is pretty accurate. Once I lose 20 pounds I can get a Polar HRM.

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8/21/13 1:13 P

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I use the C25K APP by Rundouble. Keeps track of days, reads out your pace, when to change pace and maps if you have the GPS functions set up. It does give calories, but not sure how accurate they are. I use mine on an Android platform with music playing in the background. Seems to work.

I would like to find the spread sheet of calories mentioned in another post?

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4/30/13 9:35 A

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Wish I had a HR monitor, but for now, I log C25K workouts the same as Cheryl--how many minutes I walked and how many I ran, using my usual treadmill pace of 3.5 mph and 5.0 mph whether I run inside or outside.

Last night I gradually increased my jogging speed to 5.5 mph, and it felt pretty darn good. So I may recalculate going forward.

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2/18/13 8:20 A

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I use a heart-rate monitor to get my calorie burn, and then I use the fitness tracker to mark my route/check my mileage. Both use a formula to determine caloric expenditure, but I'm using my Polar as a matter of consistency. It will be easier for me to see trends over time, methinks.

Is anyone else using a heart-rate monitor for this purpose?

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2/7/13 4:49 P

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There's an app for that. I use active.com's Couch-to-5K app, it's free and it tracks distance and speed. I can't attest to the accuracy of these though. It also helps me remember what day I'm on. emoticon

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12/13/12 5:27 P

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When I run outside I use the map your route button on the fitness tracking page. It is near the bottom of the page. When I run on a treadmill, I match the closest mph to my average for the run and then enter the time, it isn't perfect but I figure close enough.





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11/9/12 1:31 P

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I just add up the total number of minutes I spent running and put that under my average speed. For me, I run at an average pace of 5.2mph or 11:30. Then I add up how many minutes I spent walking and put those under the Walking 3.5 mph.

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10/11/12 5:26 P

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Thanks, that's what I have been doing also but I'm happy to know it's pretty accurate!

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9/6/12 10:29 A

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I have been using the Run/Walk less than 6 mph then logging the minutes of the daily program. I checked it against the treadmill's workout summary and it's pretty close.

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8/29/12 5:03 P

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This may sound complicated, but I use my Fitbit to create an "activity". It tells me how many calories I burned during my run and how far and long I ran. Then i just manually enter in the tracker.

You could also do that with the Nike thing (don't remember what it's called) or any monitor that allows you to track calories.

Edit: Fitbit does that for you now!

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6/25/12 9:38 A

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I just put in the time spent and under jogging/running in the tracker. It might not be exact calories burned but close to it i think.

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6/6/12 10:14 P

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Just curious, how is everyone logging in their C25K in the fitness tracker?

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11/5/11 10:59 P

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From Natplummer:

For each time you complete a session, just put a one in on your other goals to add up to 3 in the whole week. This is not the place to log your fitness minutes.
Does this help? I hope so. If not, please let me know.

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