3 Ways to Effectively Burn Fat While Running

Wouldn't it be great if every runner were at his or her ideal weight? We'd all look and feel better, and race faster.

Being at your healthy, ideal weight would certainly make you a faster runner. In fact, a study completed in 2007 found that for every percentage increase in body mass, it cost study participants an extra 1.4 percent in metabolic energy to propel themselves forward. Of course, that's not a direct comparison for runners since they weren't running a race, time trial or other maximum effort.

But imagine how much better you'd feel training for a marathon if you could conserve 1.4 percent (or more) energy? You'd be able to use that energy in the final miles instead of hitting the infamous wall.

If one of your goals is to lose weight through running, here are three of the best ways to structure your training to burn fat and lose weight.

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