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Calories Burned on your Garmin (Read 54 times)

FreeSoul87


Runs4Sanity

    I always read that 1 mile burns on average 100 calories, but for example I ran 9 miles last weekend and my garmin said I burned around 1016. Is that close to correct, or off by a bit or a lot?

    *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

    PRs

    5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

    10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

    15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

    13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

     


    day after day sameness

      1016 / 9 = ~113 cal/mile according to your Garmin.  That's within Kentucky windage of the 100 you had as you ballpark.  Neither number is accurate or specific...they're ballpark figures.  Both are as right as the other one.

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      FatSweatyBullDog


        Well that is about 113 calories a mile, which seems fairly in line with what you are saying.  However it is just a rough estimate

         

        When I don't use a heart rate monitor is says I burn about 120 calories a mile.  When I do use a heart rate monitor it says I burn about 80 calories a mile.  So its not exactly an easy thing to track

        Here is probably more than you wanted to know

        http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2010/11/how-calorie-measurement-works-on-garmin.html

        Nakedbabytoes


        levitation specialist

          That figure is based on a 150lb male.

          I am a female and weigh 115. I burn about 72 cals per mile average. It bases your cal burn figure mainly taking into account your age, height, weight, sex, pace, distance, and heart rate(if you have a HRM active). But it isn't completely foolproof. Here is my burn numbers from a recent run:

          Mile 1: 907 pace, 141 avg HR, 75 cals

          Mile 2:  909 pace, 145 avg HR, 78 cals

          Mile 3:  903 pace, 148 avg HR, 78 cals

          Mile 4:  912 pace, 144 avg HR, 74 cals

          Mile 5:  901 pace, 146 avg HR, 74 cals

          Mile 6:  916 pace, 145 avg HR, 72 cals

          Mile 7: 912 pace, 144 avg HR, 69 cals

          Mile 8: 905 pace, 146 avg HR, 69 cals

          Mile 9: 907 pace, 140 avg HR, 52 cals

          Mile 10: 857 pace, 146 avg HR, 61 cals

          Mile 11: 924 pace, 139 avg HR, 48 cals

          Mile 12: 929 pace, 139 avg HR, 46 cals

          Mile 13: 929 pace, 138 avg HR, 44 cals

          Mile 14: 922 pace, 144 avg HR, 56 cals

          Mile 15: 958 pace, 141 avg HR, 51 cals

          Mile 16: 919 pace, 144 avg HR, 56 cals

           

          Now if everything is equal:

           

          Mile 6: 916 pace, 145 avg HR, 72 cals

          Mile 16: 919 pace, 144 avg HR, 56 cals

           

          18 cals for 3 secs and 1 HB per minute different?

           

          OR

           

          Mile 1: 907 pace, 141 avg HR, 75 cals

          Mile 9: 907 pace, 140 avg HR, 52 cals

           

          23 cals different for basically the same distance, pace & HR? Why?

          See, not foolproof, even if it is just math.

          FreeSoul87


          Runs4Sanity

            I do like how you can go in and set your weight, height, age on the garmin. That is nice, I'm not too worried about it, just curious. Myfitnesspal is usually around 25 calories less, and my cardiotrainer app is around 25 less too.

            *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

            PRs

            5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

            10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

            15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

            13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!