I'M NOT MUCH INTO CALORIE COUNTING WHEN IT COMES TO RUNNING, mostly because the calorie burning effect of the exercise is offset by increased hunger later in the day. So instead of feeling secure that I can afford to eat more that day, it seems I must mentally guard against letting my ramped-up appetite get me into trouble. I have used the round figure of about 100 calories/mile to gauge how much more I can take in if I wish to splurge. It's low, but helps me not to overestimate my calorie expenditure. This nice article on the Active.com website by Thad McLaurin discusses it in greater detail.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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