"Good lord. I can’t think of a more straightforward question and answer combination.
Creating all sorts of diversions and tangential qualifications does not change the
answer to the question.
If you run and walk for the same period of time, you will travel a greater distance when
running. Now, if you want to argue you can do MORE work using the same or less
calories, then your physics are questionable, to say the least. "
Nick, please abandon your sarcastic attitude.
This is not as straightforward as you state, for the simple reason that I didn’t say that you run or walk for the same amount of time. Actually, I was assuming you do them for the same distance. So you completely read into the question and then called us doofuses for not reading your mind.
So, let me state it again, although I think torq has confirmed my theory.
If you run straight up a hill, and then walk straight up the same hill, which burned more calories? I think they’re very similar, with running winning by virtue of you sort of jumping up and down when you run.