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Why marathon training doesn't lead to weight loss

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Why marathon training doesn't lead to weight loss

Post  Seth Harrison on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:05 pm

A surprisingly comprehensive answer to this question from Runners World.
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Re: Why marathon training doesn't lead to weight loss

Post  ounce on Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:22 pm

People would be amazed to learn how few protein grams they really need to repair, replace and maintain the muscles in body.  Further, any unutilized protein turns into sugar, then fat if the sugar isn't burned soon.
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Re: Why marathon training doesn't lead to weight loss

Post  healdgator on Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:55 pm

I know that there are ways to increase or decreasing your resting metabolism that can affect weight gain/loss, but it really comes down to the basic calories burned vs. calories consumed. 

On an only slightly related note, it's time for the "you burn 100 calories per mile" myth to die.  It's not even close to correct.
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Re: Why marathon training doesn't lead to weight loss

Post  mul21 on Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:09 pm

@healdgator wrote:I know that there are ways to increase or decreasing your resting metabolism that can affect weight gain/loss, but it really comes down to the basic calories burned vs. calories consumed. 

On an only slightly related note, it's time for the "you burn 100 calories per mile" myth to die.  It's not even close to correct.

It is if you weigh about 130 lbs..........but yes, generally it's about as correct as using 220 minus age to get your max HR.
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