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How many calories does the C25K burn.


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I just did my first day yesterday of the C25K. Well I tried to do most of it. I think I did pretty good.

Anyways. Just curious on how I would calculate it? Since Im walking and jogging I dont know how to add it up.

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I usually determine what my average speed was, and then plug that into the cc calculator. so, speed x minutes run = calories burned.

For example, if you did 5k in 35 minutes - 5 divided by 35 = .14 km a minute x 60 minutes in an hour = 8.6k per our. divide by 1.6 and that's means you averaged a speed of 5.3 mph.

CC doesn't have all the speeds.. so for this example, for an approximate calorie burn you could put 5mph x 35 minutes, or you could google for a more accurate calculator.

Anyway, I'm sure there's probably an easier/more accurate way to calculate it, but that's how I hack it!

It took me 45 minutes to complete week 1 day 1 which consisted of a brisk 5 minute warm up then a jog for 1 minute then walk for 1:30min do that for 20 minutes and then a 5 minute cool down. Haha wanna calculate for me???

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 I keep track of how many minutes I run versus how many I walk, and my speed is pretty consistent for each, so type into the activity log "running", pick the speed that matches, and put in how many minutes you did it for. Then type in "walking", pick the speed that matches (or is close enough in both cases), and type in how many minutes you did it for. Key is to find out how fast you are going each time. If you're running on a treadmill, it'll tell you. If you're running on a track, also easy to determine. I run on a trail so map it out to find out the distance between points. More complicated, but not that hard, really.

Original Post by hillaryreid:

It took me 45 minutes to complete week 1 day 1 which consisted of a brisk 5 minute warm up then a jog for 1 minute then walk for 1:30min do that for 20 minutes and then a 5 minute cool down. Haha wanna calculate for me???

It took you 45 minutes to do a 5 minute warm up, 20 minute jog/walk and a 5 minute cool down?

Try this instead:

Jog/walk Combination (Jogging Component Of Less Than 10 Minutes)

^^ That's what I use.  Takes me approx. 1 hr 15 mins to do 8km because... well... I'm a turtle.

I walk the first 5 mins, then jog for 120 steps and walk 200 steps and repeat, and walk the last 5-10 mins to cool down.  Easier for me to count steps then keep glancing at the time, since I basically can't jog straight yet for any distance, and the counting gives me a goal or else I'd stop jogging the moment I feel the least bit out of breath. 

Original Post by bierorama:

Original Post by hillaryreid:

It took me 45 minutes to complete week 1 day 1 which consisted of a brisk 5 minute warm up then a jog for 1 minute then walk for 1:30min do that for 20 minutes and then a 5 minute cool down. Haha wanna calculate for me???

It took you 45 minutes to do a 5 minute warm up, 20 minute jog/walk and a 5 minute cool down?

Try this instead:

Jog/walk Combination (Jogging Component Of Less Than 10 Minutes)

 It took me 45 minutes because I had to pause because my friends daughter had to use go to the bathroom. And it took forever.

I did it again yesterday with no one and just pandora and I loved it!!

Although I am having trouble with my shins. They really start to ache about halfway through. Any stretches or remedies for shin splints??

I changed shoes... went from my easy tones (which made me feel like my bone was gonna pop through my skin they hurt so bad) to my old nikes that are always most comfy. So I know that helped but any other suggestions would be nice.

Also... c25k... 3 miles right? I didnt make it three miles.. does this mean I am jogging too slow? Or is it becuse I still have to walk and once I get to actually jog the whole time Ill make it 3 miles..?

Haha im obviously new to this so bare with me ;)

If your shins are hurting, it's probably your running form. Overpronation can be a cause. So can landing on your heel or toes, as opposed to landing on your entire foot.

I don't think it's a problem that you're not running the full 5k (3.1 miles) yet. As you progress, you'll build up speed and endurance, eventually being able to run the 5k in the allotted amount of time.

I can't help you with the shoes. I'm not a "real" runner, I just do it occasionally. I do a lot of research, though. ;)

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