Heart Rate Monitor or calculations?
I am wondering what the most accurate way of working out how many calories i'm burning during running is? If i use formulas from books or websites the figure is always much higher than when i use my HR Monitor. My Monitor is set for my weight and i'm always training at the top end of my HR. Any advice would be great.
There is a calculation on the US Runners world site..
Its just weight multiplied by distance.
The HR calculation doesnt always work - different monitors will tell you different calories.
For a bloke - a rough guide is about 100 calories a mile.
For net calories burnt: (weight in lbs) X 0.63= calories per mile burnt.
As accurate as any other method you'll find.
I work on 1 mile = 100 calories. That makes for easy calculations, and do you really need to be any more accurate than that?
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