Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Spokane/Tri-Cities WA
Bikes: mountain bike, road bike
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Good job missbumble. I started doing some running around a month ago. My reasoning was I wanted to be able to enter some of the fun runs and also an option for cross-training in the winter. There are times I can get a workout in running when I wouldnt' be able to ride.
I also didn't want to be one of those cyclists that can ride all day and not be able to run across the street. I also disagree about cycling not crossing over to running. The first time I ran/walked for about 20 minutes and I covered around 1.75 miles. This is without having run for the past two years. Considering, how far I had run on previous "first runs' this was fine. Also, when I finished I felt like I could have keep going. My legs were sore the next couple of days, but that was do to the new muscles and pounding on the legs. I now run an hour at a time. This level of endurance came from my riding the bike. I can't run more then two consecative days at this time, because on the third day may legs are tired and feel heavy so I ride on those days. During the winter my rides have been limited to an hour in length so whether I ride or run I get an hour of exercise.