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Unread 02-25-2017, 07:34 AM
Chris Chris is offline
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Default Calorie burn while running

I run about 5.5 mph on my runs for approximately 30 minutes. Obviously it gets harder the longer I go, 10 minutes is a breeze, 20 minutes is a decent cardio workout, and 30 minutes I'm pretty tired. It would seem I would be burning more calories at the end of the run rather than at the beginning since my perceived exertion (and heart rate) are so much higher. But since it's the exact same activity at the same speed maybe it doesn't. So does the calorie burn change as the perceived exertion gets higher? If not I think a better option would be 2 15 minute sessions of cardio to burn the same calories while feeling more recovered.
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Unread 02-25-2017, 09:17 AM
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The fact that it feels harder has nothing to do with calorie burn
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Unread 02-25-2017, 12:29 PM
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If not I think a better option would be 2 15 minute sessions of cardio to burn the same calories while feeling more recovered.
You could just run slower as you get more tired if you're looking to reduce the intensity. Or do the entire run at slower than 5.5 mph. Then you'll cover more distance during the 30 minute time frame as your fitness improves.

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A general rule of thumb: Kcal = distance (km) x weight (kg)
E.g. 5km run for an 80kg person = ~400 calories. Off the top of my head I don't think pace makes a huge difference. In your situation splitting the run into two will likely mean you run farther in total and thus burn more calories.
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A general rule of thumb: Kcal = distance (km) x weight (kg)
E.g. 5km run for an 80kg person = ~400 calories. Off the top of my head I don't think pace makes a huge difference. In your situation splitting the run into two will likely mean you run farther in total and thus burn more calories.
Thanks for sharing this simple equation.
Do you mind sharing the source?
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