To estimate the number of calories you've burned using the calorie calculator for your last run, simply enter your body weight, the miles you've run and the calculator will tell you how many calories you've burned.
This number of course is just an estimate based on running on a flat even surface with no head wind or tail wind, and no hills.
The number of calories burned during a run is based on the distance, not the speed. In fact, if your goal is weight loss, you may burn more calories by taking a slower long run, than a fast shorter run. If you are training for a run you may use this as a guide for appropriate calorie intake.
important part of
training in order to prepare a runner to perform their best during a
competition. However long the distance is, nutrition will optimize
conditions for the runner when facing the starting line. Eating habits
must be such that the runner will be supplied with fuel and
nutrients required to optimize performance during training session and
also allow a quick recovery afterwards. The runner requires unique
strategies of fluid and food intake for before a run, during
after a run to reduce fatigue and enhance performance. These
strategies are also important in a competition and must be fine tuned
Runners should always strive to maintain a healthy weight to minimize stress on joints. Realistic goals are specific for each individual must be determined by their health care professional.