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April 25, 2012 9:59 AM
I just completed the first day of the C25K program but I'm not sure how to calculate the calories I burned doing it. Any suggestions???
April 25, 2012 10:01 AM
I used the endomondo app for running on my phone, that would give me pace/calories i
April 25, 2012 10:01 AM
I track my progress on my phone with, and it tells me my average miles per hour. I then use that to log using the "walk, 4.5mph" (for example) option since I run very slowly. I may not be giving myself enough credit, since I'm jogging (bouncy) instead of walking, but I'd rather underestimate my calories than overestimate them. Curious to see what other people say.
April 25, 2012 10:02 AM
April 25, 2012 10:10 AM
I'm starting today!
April 25, 2012 10:21 AM
I just went with the lowest speed. I usually takes me 15 minutes walking a mile so I assumed a little mix walking/jogging would be about 11 mins. Hope I did that right, I sure did sweat bullets! laugh
April 25, 2012 3:07 PM
Bring a watch with you and monitor your time so its accurate.

Do you have a droid or iphone so you can download the Endomundo app? I had it previously but always forgot to use it so it was useless and after seeing this post earlier I downloaded it before going for my first day of C25K training.

The app is awesome - using your phones GPS it monitors all your information and gives you a summary of your distance, total time, average pace / fastest pace, kcals (basically a regular calorie unless you want to get all fancy).

I definitely recommend it.
April 25, 2012 3:13 PM
My old app Ease into 5K tracked all that information. It had a gps that logged my runs and when I entered in my journal my current weight, it estimated calories burned from my distance and average speed. Best app I've seen for the C25K.
April 25, 2012 3:15 PM
I always break it down by how many minutes I walked (including the warm up) and how many minutes I jogged.
December 6, 2012 8:59 AM
i know this post is a few months behind, but i had the same question since i'm brand new to MFP. i've used the free Nike+ app before i found the free C25K app (which does not calculate pace/calories). the free Nike+ app does not let you start running and then start a new app without pausing your workout. BUT, you can start your C25K app with voice prompts and then start your Nike+ app to calculate pace/calories. i've tried this at home (not running) just to see if it would work before i got frustrated while trying to run and have it not work. make sure your smart device has a full battery. i really like the c25k app and i'm sure there are other apps that have all the components needed, but i'll stick with what i know and what is free! hope this helps someone:)
September 1, 2013 1:26 PM
I also started the C25K yesterday & was wondering also about the calories. I went to the gym & did it on the treadmill which I know is probably different than outside in the element but I did it finally. I started it 3 days ago but yesterday was the 1st day I completed the entire 30 min.....WHOO HOO happy happy
September 1, 2013 1:53 PM
In the beginning it's easy to calculate how many minutes you walk and how many you run. Just log each at the speed you were using.

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