Tuesday, 10 February 2009
When good maths goes bad
Have I ever mentioned that I hate running? Hate it, hate it, hate it. And after feeling rather proud of myself for upping my running segments yesterday I realised that in terms of calories burnt (and that's all we're counting folks) it was much the same as I was doing with less effort before. That's illogical! I thought maths was supposed to be logical? Clearly calories have some kind of opt-out clause in the whole maths-is-science-is logic thing. So today I upped the speed a little and I watched how many calories I burnt on each 4 min running segment. An extremely paltry 56. That's an apple! A measly comparatively joyless apple! Overall it was about 460-ish for the whole work out, but I'm still outraged by the exertion required just to burn off an apple's worth of calories - rubbish! Grrrrr.