View Full Version : estimating calories burned while running?

01-19-2008, 06:22 PM
any of you guys that dont get a chane to run at the gym where the calories are estimated for you, how or do you guys even estimate how many calories you burned?

01-20-2008, 01:17 PM
research it online, make an educated guess. But if you're tracking your calories and making progress, it really doesn't matter how many cals you've burned.

01-20-2008, 01:35 PM
You don't. Too many variables to get anything useful.

01-20-2008, 02:58 PM
I use the following equation:

Calories Burned = [Sweat(L) * Time(s)] / [Distance(m) * Girls I Checked Out]

An example would be my short cardio session today.... I dropped less than a pound of water... so lets say 0.25L. I only did about 20minutes, so that's 1200 seconds. I didn't go any distance because I was doing gpp type of stuff... And I only checked out 1 girl because it was just me and my girlfriend at the gym today...


Calories Burned = [0.25*1200] / [0 * 1] = infinity

Hence, I burned a lot of calories. Good thing I had a big breakfast today!

01-21-2008, 11:44 PM
U can use this to guess if it makes you feel better...
I can't say its not encouraging.