Starting to have lots of more detailed questions about burning calories and tracking the burn. Two for this evening.
1-If you think about the logic behind using your heart rate to determine your 'burn' amount, do you actually burn more calories when working out in hot weather, assuming your heart rate is typically faster? I did the same workout two or three days ago, but am wondering if today's burn will be higher because my breath is shorter and heart rate is up with this extreme heat.
2. For workouts that don't use your heart rate, how does that work? I mean, if I ran 10 miles I'd be completely out of breath and my body would be completely over-exerted. But if a marathoner or ultrarunner did, 10 miles wouldn't be nearly as stressful on their body. So would we really burn the same amount of calories? (Assuming same weight and height.) These 'calorie counters' can't and don't really account for that.
I could probably google these things, but, well, I like conversing with you all better.