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Old 08-13-10, 08:25 PM   #1
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biking-running

i know regular biking doesn't even come close to running but what do you think running one mile is equal to biking on a fixie?
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Old 08-13-10, 08:27 PM   #2
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depends on your intensity. 5 minute mile or 10 min mile?
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Old 08-13-10, 08:31 PM   #3
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idk i guess like a 12-15mph adv
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12-15 running? you serious?
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Don't think in terms of speed or distance, think in terms of time and intensity of your heart rate. If you ride your bike for one hour consistently around 160bpm, you will get a similar level of workout as if you were to run for one hour also consistently around 160bpm. Do both and see how far you biked and ran and you will have your answer.
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12-15 running? you serious?
Are you serious with that picture in your signature?
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12-15 running? you serious?
obviously on the bike x]
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obviously on the bike x]
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Fail on two levels. First: those are olympic runners. Second: they are running for only several hundred meters, if even. Not for one hour.

Stop talking and save what's remaining of your dignity.
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but id think riding a fixie would be closer to jogging than a regular bike just cause your forced to keep pedaling the whole time
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Fail on two levels. First: those are olympic runners. Second: they are running for only several hundred meters, if even. Not for one hour.

Stop talking and save what's remaining of your dignity.
dude, calm down.

the first message was interperated wrong. second one was a friendly joke. take it easy man
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Fail on two levels. First: those are olympic runners. Second: they are running for only several hundred meters, if even. Not for one hour.

Stop talking and save what's remaining of your dignity.
They're running 1600 meters.
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They're running 1600 meters.
Which is equivalent to a mile, what the op said.

Save your dignity and go back to hopping curbs on your langster.
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1 mile running is the same as 1 mile riding a fixie. Duh guys. This is like that ton of feathers riddle. Or balloons, depending on the version.
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1 mile running is the same as 1 mile riding a fixie. Duh guys. This is like that ton of feathers riddle. Or balloons, depending on the version.
lol obviously, bur were talking on terms of cardiovascular exercise not distance
like the amount of calories you burn jogging one mile is equal to biking 3 miles on a fixie, something like that
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lol obviously, bur were talking on terms of cardiovascular exercise not distance
like the amount of calories you burn jogging one mile is equal to biking 3 miles on a fixie, something like that
That sounds good, yeah! 1 to 3 ratio. I like that.

I'm at the gym right now, maybe I'll go test this out on the treadmill and cycling machines today and post my findings.
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yeah do that, just no coasting haha
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Which is equivalent to a mile, what the op said.

Save your dignity and go back to hopping curbs on your langster.
Someone's snappy. I was trying to help you out by pointing out that 1600 meters is more than a "only several hundred meters, if even". So, you're welcome, I guess.
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Someone's snappy. I was trying to help you out by pointing out that 1600 meters is more than a "only several hundred meters, if even". So, you're welcome, I guess.
My post was in agreement, no hard feelings directed toward you. Sorry if it came out the wrong way.

Second one was to csavioa.
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Anyways. I can bike 4 hours at 15mph but I can only run 15 min at 6mph. My cardio is messed up.
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Which is equivalent to a mile, what the op said.

Save your dignity and go back to hopping curbs on your langster.
You mean go out and bike instead of sitting on a chair checking forums?... Will do.
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In winter when I use the stationary bikes at the gym they say I am burning 450-530 calories an hour, iirc. That is with a constant cadence, so I would assume it would be about the same as riding a fixed gear. I have no idea what the numbers are for running, but like was previously mentioned it obviously depends on your intensity.

However this calorie calculator says that I'd be burning like 900 calories an hour, which I don't think is right. But it's top allowable speed is 17.5 mph.
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i think all those calorie measurements on gym equipments are too high. But that's just me.
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I have always wondered how they equate. I alternate days of running and riding fixed to work. It's 8 miles and riding usually takes 25 minutes with running taking 70-75 minutes. By that time differential, would it be 1 mile run equals 3 miles bike, assuming you do them both at the same effort level? I have no idea. I try to do both in the same cardio zone but I'm generally a faster cyclist than I am runner. Running takes significantly more out of me.
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