Monday, May 10, 2010

Recovery Walk -- Calorie Burn

Because of a little bit of stiffness today, I decided to go for an easy walk around the neighborhood. Also, somehow I ended up gaining 5 lbs over the weekend even though I did a half marathon on Saturday. (I must have pigged out more than I thought I had!) I decided that if I walked at least an hour, even slow, it would burn a few calories.

I went down the street to what we call the "big block" to do a few laps. I could really feel my thighs and glutes -- more than I had expected since I thought I was well trained for the Mini Marathon. (I could especially feel my glutes!)

I ended up doing three full laps and ended up with two laps around the cul-de-sac across the street. Though I probably could not have walked faster if I wanted to, I was tired toward the end of the hour. Still, it felt really good to move.

Hmmm. Slow walking with tired muscles for an hour -- I wonder how many calories I burned?

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