Training Intensity and Calorie Burning

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Cardiovascular endurance tests rate you on how fast you can run 1- 1/2 miles on a track. Would I burn more calories and increase my cardio endurance by training hard to complete 1-1/2 miles in 10 to 11 minutes and be exhausted or should I jog slower for a longer time?

Training Intensity and Calorie Burning

If you train intensely, you will burn more calories but not last as long, so you may burn more overall by training at a slower pace. Don't slow down too much. A training pace of 70-80% of your maximum heart rate, or a feeling of "somewhat hard," is best for calorie burning and general fitness. If you want to improve your running speed, you will have to do faster workouts a couple times a week. It's best to vary your workouts and not always do the same thing.

   

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