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October 4, 2012 11:10 AM
Hello MyFitnessPal folks;

I have noticed that the exercise database is missing some running paces that *should* be there based on what's already available.

For your convenience, here is what you currently have:

Running (jogging), 10 mph (6 min mile)
Running (jogging), 10.9 mph (5.5 min mile)
Running (jogging), 5 mph (12 min mile)
Running (jogging), 5.2 mph (11.5 min mile)
Running (jogging), 6 mph (10 min mile)
Running (jogging), 6.7 mph (9 min mile)
Running (jogging), 7 mph (8.5 min mile)
Running (jogging), 7.5 mph (8 min mile)
Running (jogging), 8 mph (7.5 min mile)
Running (jogging), 8.6 mph (7 min mile)
Running (jogging), 9 mph (6.5 min mile)

Based on what you offer, you are missing the following:

Running (jogging), 5.5 mph (11 min mile)
Running (jogging), 5.7 mph (10.5 min mile)
Running (jogging), 6.3 mph (9.5 min mile)

This is relevant because I'm doing some timed jogs on the treadmill exactly at 5.5 *and* 5.7 miles per hour, and both of these are missing from your database!

Also as a secondary request, the paces for 10 mph and 10.9 are sorted to show before the single-digit times, which is confusing. Is it possible to have it sort correctly by pace?

Thank you very much!
October 4, 2012 11:25 AM
Sadly, it's based on references from:
Based on the Compendium of Physical Activities: An update of activity codes and MET Intensities. From the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Sept. 2000.

Like this site too:

Which many public calorie burning websites use, and they just don't have those paces.

If you want other paces, this site has the actual formula based on the studies for just walking and running.

Notice you'll want to use NET for the amount to eat back. Gross is what MFP and the treadmill and a HRM would tell you.

So you can create your own personal exercise, with correct description, and include the NET calories for the time you plan on doing it. I think MFP will then adjust correctly for different minutes used at another time.

This would actually beat the MFP database, not only for speed, but ability to include NET calories, not Gross, though it may be very close anyway.
October 5, 2012 2:50 AM
What would happen if metric paces were included?
October 5, 2012 1:01 PM
Thanks for the info! I'll go take a look and see if I can incorporate them into my account.

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