Friday, March 20, 2009

You can actually measure the distance you have walked by knowing your pace factor.

By Abe V Rotor

The idea is to count the number of steps you make and multiply it with your pace factor, which is determined by this simple method.

On a concrete pavement, take ten (10) steps at normal stride, marking the starting point and end. Measure and record the distance you made with a meter stick or tape. This is Trial 1. Now repeat the same procedure for Trials 2, 3 and 4. This formula will give you your pace factor.

Trials 1+ 2 + 3 +4
Pace Factor (m) = ------------------------- divided by 10

By knowing your pace factor, all you need to do is to jot down the total steps you made for a certain distance and multiply it with your pace factor. Compute for the number of kilometers you walk during the whole day. You may not need to exercise. One thing though to remember is that, the topography, kind of road surface, and kind of shoes you wear are likely to affect your pace factor. It is then necessary to re-compute it as the condition requires.

Reference: Living with Folk Wisdom, by AV Rotor, UST Press 2008

1 comment:

applelovespiano said...

I'd like to try this! I always walk for almost ten minutes everyday but never had actually measured my distance. Walking is a very good exercise.