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Old 03-14-08, 03:15 PM   #1
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Is cycling detrimental to a track athlete during season?

I am just about to start my outdoor track season. Would it be detrimental to bike very much? I know that cross training is good, but what about biking like 30 miles a day on top of running.

Do they train different things and would biking hurt my track performance?
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Old 03-15-08, 08:07 AM   #2
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Yes.


On the other hand, if you have a day where your supposed to run on your own and its crappy out, you could spin inside for an 1-2 hours and it wouldn't hurt.

Just don't do it on top of your running.
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ok, I might have to stick to sunday bikes for cross training.... how does that sound?
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The best answer depends a lot on the athlete and exactly how much they train during the week. If you're already training 5 days a week I wouldn't get on the bike at all - you likely need that time to rest and recover.
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