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  • durhammfpdurhammfp Member Posts: 481 Member Member Posts: 481 Member
    About the increase in energy needed to transition from walking and running, it puzzles me that they say "unlike once speculated." I think I have always felt this, especially if I have stopped for a break after running for a while and need to rev up the engine to start running again. I find that difficult at times.
  • heybalesheybales Member Posts: 18,648 Member Member Posts: 18,648 Member
    Acceleration does take more energy, getting the mass moving faster.

    I thought it was also talking about the fact per mile burn is not the same between the two.
    Most walking paces are around the same and close enough. Though actually that is pretty good variance if you went for a while.
    Most running paces are close burn though.

    But some say it burns the same per mile walking or running, but that is not as close.
  • speyerjspeyerj Member Posts: 1,185 Member Member Posts: 1,185 Member
    @Heybales - that's really interesting. I would have thought that if you are running faster you would burn more per mile, but I guess since it takes less time to run the same distance, it evens out. Thanks for the chart!
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