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Is 60 better then 30?

If I walk/run for 60 min one day and then walk/run for 30 min the next, but still achieve the same distance, which is the better workout?

Mon. Oct 30, 8:28pm

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hijack - I thought you were asking about age! I wanted to know the answer to that but I'd like to know the answer to this too...

Monday, October 30, 2006, 8:32 PM

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it depends on what your goals are. Runner's world had a good article on this a couple of months ago -- speedwork vs. heartrate.

I was also thinking this was going to be a thread about age -- FWIW I'm enjoying 39 much more than 30; at this rate i expect to be dancing in the street by 60!

Monday, October 30, 2006, 8:42 PM

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OP here. My goals are to lose weight.

Monday, October 30, 2006, 9:37 PM

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Cardio is the key to weight loss...60 minutes is better that 30

Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 8:07 AM

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If your goal is to burn more calories, the faster workout is better -- but only moderately so. Calories burned is more dependent on the distance covered than on the speed at which that distance is covered (unless you are running faster than a 7-minute mile, which burns a lot more calories, but it sounds as if you aren't there yet).

Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 8:25 AM

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60 minutes is better.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 11:43 AM

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what about running faster for 30min, then spending the extra time doing weight training or some other kind of cross training? That's best of all!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 10:55 PM

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