In Depth-Calories Burned For Walking, Running, and Sprinting

What classifies walking, running, or sprinting?

Walking: 0-10 MPH

Running: 3-15 MPH

Sprinting: 15 MPH +

Walking Formula: 0.118 + 0.851 MPH + (0.176)(MPH^2) = calories / minute

Running Formula: -0.11 + 2.076 MPH – (0.022)(MPH^2) = calories / minute

Sprinting Formula: ~0.4 calories / meter = ~644 calories / mile

Comparison:

walk v run

x-axis: MPH

y-axis: calories burned / minute

BLACK – WALKING /// formula works from 0-10 MPH

RED – RUNNING /// formula works from 3-15 MPH

If you want to see it for yourself here’s a link to a desmos graph of the exact formulas:

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/gdh4a7yrjc

Therefore to burn 100 calories:

Walking

  • 1 MPH= ~87.4 minutes
  • 2 MPH= ~39.6 minutes
  • 3 MPH= ~23.5 minutes
  • 4 MPH= ~15.8 minutes
  • 5 MPH= ~11.4 minutes
  • 6 MPH= ~8.7 minutes
  • 7 MPH= ~6.8 minutes*
  • 8 MPH= ~5.5 minutes*
  • 9 MPH= ~4.5 minutes*
  • 10 MPH= ~3.8 minutes*

* = At this speed walking beats running for calories burned.

Running

  • 3 MPH= ~16.9 minutes
  • 4 MPH= ~12.7 minutes
  • 5 MPH= ~10.3 minutes
  • 6 MPH= ~8.6 minutes
  • 7 MPH= ~7.5 minutes
  • 8 MPH= ~6.6 minutes
  • 9 MPH= ~6 minutes
  • 10 MPH= ~5.4 minutes
  • 11 MPH= ~5 minutes
  • 12 MPH= ~4.6 minutes
  • 13 MPH= ~4.3 minutes
  • 14 MPH= ~4 minutes
  • 15 MPH= ~3.8 minutes

Sprinting=~250m

If you’re wondering how I got these formulas well I have a page @

https://nexxusofchester.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/calories-burned-in-basic-exercises/

where I listed calories burned / minute by a specific set of tasks. So since I have a group of data that can be interpreted as ordered pairs on a coordiante plane I used a site to use the data to turn it into an equation with accuracy to the 50th digit.

Walking Proof:

walking reg formula

Exact Formula Given:
y=0.11782032400589101620029455081001472754050073637703+0.85051546391752577319587628865979381443298969072165x+0.17599410898379970544918998527245949926362297496318x^2

Running Proof:

runnning reg.JPG

Exact Formula Given:

y=-0.10992907801418439716312056737588652482269503546+2.075835866261398176291793313069908814589665653495x0.0215298885511651469098277608915906788247213779129x^2

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