As Redpanda says rule of thumb is 100 per mile at a fairly chilled out pace. If you are running at threshold pace then the 900 mark is possibly more like it but generally its approximately 100cals/mile.
I am just over ten stone and run a normal club run at about 8.5 min/mile pace I accrue about 700cals for a 6.3 mile run which is roughly what you'd expect. If your garmin is not reading properly they are usually really good at servicing/replacing it very quickly.
Running club. That's why I joined. Also yes get your kids to make their own tea or eat late. I am sure they are capable of concocting a simple supper whilst you are out. They could even make food for you for when you come back. How long is your run? Could you do several lunch break runs instead of two morning runs? But I must echo everyone elses sentiments that you have a right to your runs and if they are important for you, then you should make everything else fit around them not feel that you are doing them at the incovenience of everyone else. Surely if you are happier because you are getting out to run then that impacts ore widely on the family? If the kids really really can't get their own evening meal then get them to eat hot lunch and make up cold plates in advance salads, sandwiches etc (that may prove a motivational factor for cooking themselves!!)
Always a contentious issue on which everyone will hold their own opinion, quite rightly, and none of us have to agree with any of the others. I am sure everyone will make the right decision based on what is appropriate and acceptable within their own family. I think a lot of it depends on how you were brought up yourself. I grew up in a large house with large front and rear gardens so there was no need to go out onto the streets. I grew up strongly independent and resourceful with no problem travelling alone (including abroad). I don't anticipate any issues with my girls either. They are both intelligent rational and resourceful young women with an awareness of all sides of life. I don't necessarily think that keeping them under my wing longer than some approve of will make them paedohpiles which is what I mean by 'weirdo'. I don't give a monkeys if they end up looking odd or having a wild phase. I was a tatooed, purple haired, pierced 15 year old once who insisted on dating rock/indie musicians and am still glad I did that, it is part of being young; so if they become on of those sort of wierdos I am fine with that. I was talking about sex attackers when I said 'one of those weirdos' and I doubt they will become that.
Inevitably this conversation could become unpleasant because we have such opposing opinions so in the spirit of peace I am ducking out but I think that we all do what we think best as caring parents and that's all anyone can do. x
I have a twelve year old and wouldn't dream of letting her on the train with even fifty friends of her age. But then I can also be accused of being over protective (and have been by other parents). My own perspective is that there is going to come a point in my childrens' live where I really can no longer protect them and they are out there as young adults but whilst I can, I will protect them for as long as possible. There are too many weirdos on this planet to do otherwise in my opinion. I get all the sense and rationale about developing risk analysis strategies of their own but for me it is not something I am prepared to test run.