I've always wondered how a person's height may or may not figure into the calories burned/exertion required? For example, I'm only 5'-1" and I normally run at 6.5 to 7mph for 45 minutes to an hour. Would a person who's 5'-6" for example, weighing the same and running at the same speed really burn the same number of calories? It seems over-simplified to calculate calories burned solely based on weight alone. Since my legs are shorter, I would have to work harder (taking more steps) than a taller person, doesn't that make any difference?
Maybe what I'm asking is a stupid question, but I've always wondered.
I had posted here asking about the same thing a few months ago because I started drinking a caffeine drink before exercising. I did and still do notice a big difference, at least for myself, that when I consume about 100mg of caffeine 15-30 minutes before my runs, I tend to be able to run faster and longer without getting tired as quickly. So it definitely works for me. Since I'm kind of small, I keep my caffeine consumption each time to under 100mg or so, otherwise, too much makes me a little jittery. No problem sleeping either because I guess I burn it off during the workout.
Thanks Rich and Kenny for some great info. I'll read up more on the article and definitely consider drinking other caffeinated drinks besides Celsius (you're right Kenny, very expensive per can).View Thread
I've been drinking something called Celsius Green Tea Raspberry Acai energy drink before I do my runs for the past month and it's been helping me have a lot more pep to my running. I can run faster and longer without feeling as tired. Each can (12oz) has 200mg of caffeine and it's suppose to "burn up to 100 calories", which probably doesn't, but my body and brain does seem to get a kick from the caffeine. My question is, would consuming this much caffeine before my runs be unhealthy for me? I don't normally consume much caffeine and I plan to only drink this before I run. Would it be bad to continue drinking it?
If anyone else would like to share their experience with this Celsius drink, I'd welcome your comments as well. Thanks.View Thread