Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-12-08, 05:49 PM   #1
BILLYPATT
Still kickin - most days
Thread Starter
 
BILLYPATT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: Trek 5200 road bike, Trek 7.5 FX hybrid
Posts: 91
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cross Training - riding & running

As I read about different training programs, they tend to be single sport oriented. I ride and run in approximately equal proportions. Both riding and running programs emphasize different types of training within their sport - endurance, hills, speed. My question really comes to this: Do I need to work all types of workouts in each sport or can I get essentially the same benefits if my specialized training spans the two sports? Does that long run this week keep up my cycling endurance as well as a long ride (assuming a long ride next week)? My body and schedule do not always allow two long endurance workouts each week so my approach has been to rotate the sports within the workout for a balance. Thanks for any thoughts
BILLYPATT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-08, 06:23 PM   #2
michelbrazeau
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi Bill,

It depends what your goals are. If you are seriously into racing, one month or so before the start of your racing season, you should focus on one sport only.

But other than that, I think cross training is great. Your aerobic system won't tell the difference whether you are running or cycling. I use to spin indoors through the long winters here in Montreal. Now I run, ski, swim, and barely touch the trainer in the winter - much more enjoyable.

Cross training works different muscle groups, which is good to complement cycling as cycling is quite limited in the range of motion. If you are more of a runner, cross training will avoid injuries, as too much running will be hard on your articulations.


Regards,

Michel
www.freetrainingplan.com
michelbrazeau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-08, 10:29 AM   #3
nafun
squid
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Austin
Bikes:
Posts: 368
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't know.

But these guys probably do.
http://forum.slowtwitch.com/Slowtwit...hlon_Forum_F1/
nafun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:04 AM.