What’s better? Running 5K or walking 5K?

Posted: Feb 9, 2012 In: News With: 2 comments

The answer is obvious, no? Well as you have probably guessed by now I wouldn’t be asking the question if it was.

Yet another sports exercise study (don’t scientists have anything else to do?) has concluded that during the first 20 mins of a 5K run you are burning mostly sugars and protein but during a brisk walk of the same duration you are burning mostly fat.

So I suppose the answer to the question all depends on what you want to achieve – to lose weight or to get fitter.

Read more here courtesy of Tauhida Parveen from Florida Today who walked last weekend’s Melbourne, Florida 5K.  

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Peter Donato

Peter Donato is the Founder of MyNextRace.com and has remained active year after year. A former competitive tennis and golf player, he has completed 16 marathons, five in Boston, dozens of adventure races, one Warrior Dash, and many triathlons and cycling races. His racing highlights include a 2:49 Marathon P.B., an Ironman Triathlon, a full Marathon in a Mascot outfit (Jefferson) where he broke the Guinness Record, and cycling solo from Rome to Venice. He and Jefferson live, work and play near Lake Ontario in Toronto.

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    Kyle.S

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    It doesn’t work this web page. that page could not be found. When I read just David’s article, I thought that In my case, walking 5K is better for me, haha.

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    Peter Donato

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    run, finish faster and beat the lineup for food….make sene?

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