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Old March 22nd, 2015, 04:30 AM   #5
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I don't know your weight. If you are my size (170 lbs.) 955 would seem a little high, but not too unreasonable for that heart rate, speed, and change in elevation. My calorie to speed estimates are based on my experience - mostly indoor with very good form. If you are battling the elements and terrain you burn more calories for the same speed. If you stay low and glide you are more efficient than if you stand up, which means more steps, or are choppy. In your shoes I would trust the app more than a chart.

If you really want to calibrate you can use MyFitnessPal for two weeks and see if your change in weight matches the estimate. Of course you have to account for a margin of error, and it is a fair bit of work unless everything you eat has a barcode - which isn't a particularly healthy way of eating.
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