How Many Calories Do You Burn Running A Marathon?

INTRODUCTION

Do you think you have excessive calories and wish to burn them? Signing up for a marathon might be very helpful. No one would basically run a marathon because he or she wants to lose weight. No doubt, it is a smart way of making sure you stay committed to a workout routine. A lot of athletes do sign up for marathon, train, and race with the aim of losing weight. To them, the prospect of finishing a marathon is highly motivating.

How many calories do you burn running a marathon? This is a question we are going to tackle in this article. We will provide you with the right answer and information needed.

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WHAT IS A CALORIE?

It refers to the consumption of energy through drinking and eating. It can also be referred to as energy usage through physical activities. We all need it to survive. Without it, your lungs and heart would stop, and your cells would perish. You might enjoy a healthy and happy life if you consume the appropriate amount of calories needed by your body each day.

No doubt, you might later experience health issues if you consume low or excessive calories. One of the results of excessive calories is weight gain.

Weight gain can lead to a lot of health problems. This is why you need to engage in one workout or the other. Running a marathon might be a perfect way to lose some calories. A marathon is a running race for a long distance. It is a long lasting race that covers 26 miles.

HOW MANY CALORIES DO YOU BURN RUNNING A MARATHON?

A number of calories burned will vary from one person to another. From a lot of researches, it has been suggested that if your weight is average, you will burn about 100 calories per mile. If you have a higher weight you will tend to lose little more calories. Also, if you are a runner with less efficiency, you will lose more calories.

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How fast you go does not really matter. A number of calories you will burn over one mile is still approximately the same.

There are many factors you should put into consideration when calculating a number of calories burned running a marathon. To work out the actual value there are some formulas that can help out.

THE FACTORS

When it comes to burning calories by running a marathon, there are some important factors you need to bear in mind.

  • Speed of running
  • Fitness
  • Age
  • Composition of the body
  • Your weight- the bigger your size the more calories you will burn during a race.

THE FORMULAS TO KNOW HOW MANY CALORIES YOU ARE BURNING

To know approximate calories burnt while running a marathon, the formulas below will help you.

For people that run slowly or jog

  • If you are walking slowly (roughly 5 miles per hour) use 0.06 × (your weight × 2.2) × total minutes used for running. It will give you the relative amount of calories burned
  • If you are jogging slowly (roughly 8 miles per hour) use 0.104 × (your weight × 2.2) × total minutes used for running. It will give you the relative amount of calories burned

For people that run or jog at faster rate

  • For a quick run (roughly 10 miles per hour) use 0.129 × (your weight × 2.2) × total minutes used for running. It will give you the relative amount of calories burned
  • For a fast work (roughly 8 miles per hour) use 0.092 × × (your weight × 2.2) × total minutes used for running. It will give you the relative amount of calories burned

A MARATHON PLAN

WEEK

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

SAT OR SUN

1

REST

Walk for 10min, do easy run for 20min and walk again for 5min.

REST

Walk for 10min, do easy run for 30min and walk again for 5min

STRETCHING AND CORE

Walk for 5min, do a long run for 30min, walk for 5min, do easy run for 10 min, and walk for 5min again.

2

REST

Do easy run for 35min

REST

Walk for 5min, do easy run for 35min and walk again for 5min

STRETCHING AND CORE

Walk for 5min, do long run for 45min, and walk for 10min

3

REST

Do easy run for 40min

REST

Do an easy run for 15min, steady run for 10min, and easy run for 15min.

STRETCHING AND CORE

Walk for 5min, do long run for 55min, and walk for 5min

4

REST

Do easy run for 40min

REST

Do fartlek run for 45min as easy run for 5min. Steady run for 10min. Easy run for 5min. Threshold run for 5min. Easy run for 10min, steady run for 5min, and easy run for 5min.

STRETCHING AND CORE

Walk for 5min, do long run for 65min, and walk for 5min

5

REST

Do easy run for 45min

REST

Do fartlek run for 45min as easy run for 5min. Steady run for 15min. Easy run for 5min. Threshold run for 5min. Easy run for 5min, steady run for 5min, and easy run for 5min.

STRETCHING AND CORE

Walk for 5min, do long run for 75min, and walk for 5min

6

REST

Do easy run for 10min, (interval run for 3min, easy run for 2min) × 5, and easy run for 15min

REST

Do fartlek run for 45min as easy run for 10min. Steady run for 15min. Easy run for 5min, threshold run for 10min, and easy run for 5min

STRETCHING AND CORE

Long run for 10miles 

7

REST

Do easy run for 20min

REST

Do easy run for 40min

STRETCHING AND CORE

Do easy run for 50min

8

REST

Do easy run for 10min, (interval run for 2min, easy run for 2min) × 8, and steady run for 10min

REST

Do easy run for 10min, (threshold run for 7min, easy run for 2min) × 3, and easy run for 10min

STRETCHING AND CORE

Long run for 12miles. You can also practice nutrition and hydration strategies  

9

REST

Do easy run for 40min

REST

Do steady run for 50min

STRETCHING AND CORE

Long run for 14miles. You can also practice nutrition and hydration strategies  

10

REST

Do easy run for 50min

REST

Do 10min easy run, hill run for 20min, easy run for 5min, and steady run for 10min

STRETCHING AND CORE

Long run for 16miles. You can also practice nutrition and hydration strategies  

11

REST

Do easy run for 10min, (interval run for 5min, easy run for 2.5min) × 5, and easy run for 10min

REST

Easy run for 40min

STRETCHING AND CORE

Run a half marathon

12

REST

Easy run for 50min

REST

Do easy run for 10min, (threshold run for 8min, easy run for 2min) × 3, 30 sec fast ×5,  and easy run for 5min

STRETCHING AND CORE

Long run for 18 miles with 3 × 4miles marathon pace at the beginning, middle and end. You can also practice nutrition and hydration strategies    

13

REST

Easy run for 35min

REST

Easy run for 5min, steady run for 40min, and easy run for 5min

STRETCHING AND CORE

Long run for 20miles. You can also practice nutrition and hydration strategies  

14

REST

Easy run for 30min

REST

Easy run for 1mile, half marathon pace for 4miles, and easy run for 1mile

STRETCHING AND CORE

Long run for 22 miles. You can also practice marathon pace and also nutrition and hydration strategies    

15

REST

Easy run for 30min

REST

Easy run for 2mile, half marathon pace for 4miles, and easy run for 2mile

STRETCHING AND CORE

Easy run for 8miles

16

REST

Easy run for 30min

 

Easy run for 1mile, (interval run for 2min, easy run for 2min) × 5, and easy run for 1mile

STRETCHING AND CORE

Easy run for 8miles

17

Marathon pace for 10min

REST

Easy run for 20min

REST

Do a gentle stretching

Race day. Walk for 15min to warm down and stretch.

 

CONCLUSION

Above is everything you need to know about burning calories with running a marathon. After finishing the 26.2miles, you should be able to shed about 2600 Calories away. Whether you run, jog or walk, stick perfectly to the schedule. You will burn calories and remain healthy.    

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