Does Running Faster Burn More Calories?

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Though conventional wisdom holds that running a mile burns 100 calories, running faster over that same distance will lead to an increase in calories burned. Higher running intensity can lead to a minimal increase in burned calories during the run, but it will also lead to a higher proportion of calories burned after the run is finished.

Runners who want to burn more calories by running faster may be able to increase the efficiency of this change by incorporating interval training into their runs. This style of training requires a balance of running at a comfortable pace interspersed with short bursts of high-intensity running.