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    how many calories?


    about how many calories do u think would be burned jogging about two miles in about 15 minutes, on flat pavement?
    just wondering.

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    [your bodyweight in pounds]*1.5 would be a safe assumption.

    The algorithms they use on treadmills is approximately [bodyweight]*0.75. Also, speed makes a negligable difference, so it doesn't really matter how quickly you can do it.
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    your saying body weight multiplied by 1.5? the logarithms part threw me off.
    would this be right for example:150lbs. x 1.5 = 225 calories?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heebs10 View Post
    your saying body weight multiplied by 1.5? the logarithms part threw me off.
    would this be right for example:150lbs. x 1.5 = 225 calories?
    Algorithm, not logarithm. Algorithm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And yes, it would be about 225 Calories.
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    also depends on how much LBM so and so forth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMyth View Post
    also depends on how much LBM so and so forth.
    Oh, there's about a million different variables that will tweak the total number of calories burned (length of limbs, running form, bodytemperature, type of shoes, etc). This 0.75*distance*bodyweight trick isn't the most accurate thing in the world, but I think it makes a good rule of thumb
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    its close enough thanks for clarifying
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    Hey, glad I could help.

    Calories are really such an insignificant amount of energy, a ballpark estimate will always suffice.
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