Anyone know how many calories are burned pool running? does it equate to land running somehow?
i figured if you convert it to the equivalent distance you'd cover on land and use 110 cal/mile you'll get close.
- 5 mins warmup
- 2 sets of 5x1:30 hard (30sec easy) with 2 mins easy,
- 5 mins cool down
if that was on land with easy at 8:00 pace and hard at 6:00 pace it would be 15 mins at 6:00, and 17 mins at 8:00, or just over 4.5 miles, so calories burned would be probably around 500.
i know pool running heart rate is lower due to water pressure etc, so can't really use that as a guide.
just trying to balance exercise/diet during the next few months of lovely pool running.....
How do you know this? What heart rate monitor can you use in a pool?
there's a few older threads that had some info on this. i think the answer was that the calories burned are similar, even though HR is 10-15bpm lower due to water pressure.
What HRM CAN'T you use in a pool ?? The few Polar ones I've head (and I bought the cheapie basic models ) all worked perfectly in a pool.
And I agree with the other poster. I find it easier to get my HR up when swimming than when deep water running, but if one pumps their arms vigorously, and focuses on pumping those legs, yeah, I get my HR to around only 5-10 BPM less than my running HR for about the same feeling of exertion. So yeah, why wouldn't the calories burned be very similar to what one does for land running for the same amount of time? It's gotta be close.