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 05-16-2009, 03:46 PM #1 ugggg.....   Join Date: Dec 2005 Posts: 2,965 Do 10,000 steps on the pedometer = 5 miles? or something like that?? one of my coworkers made that statement...
 05-16-2009, 04:11 PM #2 Let's do this!     Join Date: Jan 2006 Location: 3rd cornfield on the left. Posts: 3,757 S/C/G: 210/149/140 Height: 5'6.5 Technically, pedometer readings can widely vary. For example, if you were to wear 2 pedometers, you may have 2 different readings (even off by 1,000 or more steps). Stride length also comes into consideration, too. ...but as a a guide, 10,000 can be in the neighborhood of 5 miles __________________ Jen Before and After pics 2011- putting on the baby weight 2012- TAKING OFF THE BABY WEIGHT Last edited by junebug41; 05-16-2009 at 04:17 PM.
 05-16-2009, 04:27 PM #3 Senior Member     Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Central NY Posts: 1,309 S/C/G: 160/160/115 Height: 5'2" A quick google search tells me that the average stride length for a female is 2.2 feet. Since there are 5280 feet in a mile (I had to look that up, too, lol.. I'm scientist, I think in metric!) each mile is about 2400 steps. So, 10,000 steps is 4.16 miles. Since pedometers aren't perfect, I'd say 5 miles is a good estimate... even if you're really short or really tall, I'd guess it's somewhere between 3 and 6 miles.
 05-16-2009, 06:01 PM #4 Senior Member     Join Date: Nov 2008 Location: Scotland Posts: 452 S/C/G: 294/230/168 Height: 5"6 My 3FC Diet Blog That's the approximate measure I use, yes. As others have said, it obviously varies according to stride and the reliability of the pedometer but 2,000 steps = 1 mile is a good and easy to use measure to stick to as a general guide. __________________ I trust myself. I have started so I will finish. I am succeeding. ____________________________________________
 05-16-2009, 06:14 PM #5 ugggg.....   Join Date: Dec 2005 Posts: 2,965 Thanks for all your answers....