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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 08-07-05, 09:07 AM   #1
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How Much Running?

This may be a stupid noobie question but about how much running is there in a typical cat 5/citizen/sport class race? Would you run for 1/4 of the race? 1/2 the race? I'm really interested in trying this type of racing but have some running injuries to overcome which is why I'm cycling in the first place. Thanks for any info.
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Old 08-07-05, 11:40 AM   #2
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This may be a stupid noobie question but about how much running is there in a typical cat 5/citizen/sport class race? Would you run for 1/4 of the race? 1/2 the race? I'm really interested in trying this type of racing but have some running injuries to overcome which is why I'm cycling in the first place. Thanks for any info.

Theres running in a cyclocross race? I thought it was a downhill race with knobbie wheels on a race frame....maybe you mean the tri forum?
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This may be a stupid noobie question but about how much running is there in a typical cat 5/citizen/sport class race? Would you run for 1/4 of the race? 1/2 the race? I'm really interested in trying this type of racing but have some running injuries to overcome which is why I'm cycling in the first place. Thanks for any info.
in most races you are on your feet for several seconds a few times per lap.
some races are significantly more, but it's an odd race that would have you running even 10% of the time, in my experience (mid-atlantic racing and watching pros on DVD)- maybe some oif those muddy portland nationals races were worse, but it's not typical

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in most races you are on your feet for several seconds a few times per lap.
some races are significantly more, but it's an odd race that would have you running even 10% of the time, in my experience (mid-atlantic racing and watching pros on DVD)- maybe some oif those muddy portland nationals races were worse, but it's not typical

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Thanks for the reply, I didn't think it would be a whole lot but I wasn't sure.
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