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Re: Calories Burned Kayaking
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: Is there a rule of thumb for the number of calories burned per mile
: of ocean paddling (just typical conditions no big swell or
: wind). I've read lots of different numbers. I've read between
: 200-500 calories per hour which I think is low for someone
: traveling between 4-6 mph and my garmin says ~140 calories per
: mile which I think is high. I know with running people use
: 90-100 calories burned per mile, so I'm just looking for a rough
: guess like that.

: Thanks.

I think there would be SO many factors in the time/distance paddled (boat weight, paddler/gear weight, wind, tide/current, boat size, hull coefficient, paddle type, etc.) that it would require many data points to estimate. And then you got guys like me who have a sail to help when the wind blows....LOL

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