I have a question for the O cognoscenti.
What is a typical calorie burn rate for orienteering? It combines distance and speed from running with the element of elevation gain from hiking. However; it is far more strenuous than hiking, considering vegetation and obstacles and more of a sprint/slow mode of exercise as opposed to grinding out the miles.
In the past, I have used this as a basis for estimating calorie burn, based upon a research performed almost 20 years ago:https://www.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/japplp...
(the PDF still appears downloadable).
An online calculator is here:http://hikingscience.blogspot.com/2010/03/estimati...
So, is would use of this information (in a spreadsheet) provide an accurate representation of the calories expended while I lumber about the white woods and thick vegetation?
Thanks for any consideration.