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.  

About the Author

David Hiddleston

I am a keen amateur runner having completed (barely in some cases!) nine marathon the first five of which happened to be the Big Five - London (2006), New York (2007), Boston (2008), Berlin (2008) and Chicago (2009). I currently hold the Guinness World Record for running a half marathon dressed as a Mascot (i.e. Jefferson the Dog) and have recently completed a 45 and 45 where when I turned 45 I decided to run 45 races before my next birthday. Note - my views and opinions are mine alone and do not represent those of MyNextRace.

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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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