Okay, so what we did was pretty simple.
We decided that we could use our assumption of 3500Kcal used for a 1lb body weight change to calculate our answer.
So first I weighed myself and recorded the number.
Second, I held Ozzy and recorded the change in mass a 48 lb change in this case.
Then we went on a half hour, moderately paced, training run.
When we got back I re-weighed myself and the dog. We found a POSITIVE increase inour combined weights of 2 lbs!
What the heck!
Is that what you would have expected?
It totally surprised us.
But as we thought through the data we came up with a couple of possible explanation based on the following observation-
There were A LOT of puddles and mud along the trail.
What explanation for the data can you derive?
We really wanted to know this information in order to adjust their daily calorie intake during training- because right now they are at an ideal weight!
Should we use our test results for this purpose?
What could we do to re-structure the experiment to get better results?
Can't wait to hear what you think!