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What is the flat ground distance equivalent of 500 metres running uphill with an incline of 10%?

To explain the question: I ran 500 meters uphill. This costs energy, which can be measured in joules etc.

So, I guess my question is, if I wanna replace my daily run of 4 kilometres, how many times should I run up that hill?

  • i've looked but there doesn't seem to be a good site, for this, but then again, i don't know this site that well, so can you help me find a good site for this? Aug 23, 2019 at 13:46
  • This might be appropriate for Physical Fitness. Aug 23, 2019 at 13:49
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    edited question looks like a duplicate of Where can I ask questions related to Yoga and Exercise?
    – gnat
    Aug 23, 2019 at 13:58
  • yoga and exercise are very generic, my question also has a physics component to it. Aug 23, 2019 at 14:03
  • You probably shouldn't worry about the physics aspect of it per se - treat it as straight exercise, and ask it that way on Physical Fitness. There are almost certainly other aspects than straight energy use that need to be accounted for. Aug 23, 2019 at 14:20
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    I edited your question to make it a proper site-recommendation question, and include the bit about sports in the title to differentiate it from a simple Pythagorean equation; feel free to edit in more info, or correct anything I might have changed the meaning of. If you are to ask on Physical Fitness, I'm not sure how they operate but you may want to include what kind of exercise you're looking for - you can spend the same amount of energy running uphill for a short time or longer on flat land, but that doesn't train your body the same way.
    – Jenayah
    Aug 23, 2019 at 14:23

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I think your question is in the same spirit as Actual amount of calories, I'm burning when riding bike on Physical Fitness Stack Exchange.

If you compare it with their Help Center article What topics can I ask about here?, I can certainly see your question being part of

  • choosing a training program

so my guess would be it's on topic there. You'll soon find out, as I saw you posted it already: What is the flat ground distance equivalent of 500 metres running uphill with an incline of 10%?

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