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Old 10-11-19, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by billyymc
No disagreement that running is a good workout. I wish I could run better / longer. I can't, or I don't want to.

Let's face it, even a good runner never gets the thrill of descending at 40+ mph after a long climb. And the same time spent riding takes me to a lot more places than running would.
It’s apples and oranges all disciplines have their pros and cons ... I’ve never got the cardio workout riding that I do running
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I've been playing soccer in a rec league one night a week. Games are an hour. I have no idea what the bike equivalent is, but it's excellent interval training, especially if I'm playing on the wing.
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NOT the biking equivalent, but on my cycling off days I just get on the treadmill and walk for about an hour while I watch the news.
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Also, if you restrict your exercising to gesturing and waving your arms around while spouting idiotic malevolent nonsense, maybe you too can be elected president.


He says he doesn't work out. “Don’t have to. When you’re making speeches for 25,000 people and shouting and screaming and having fun with everybody and making America great again, you get a lot of exercise.”

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Originally Posted by caloso
I've been playing soccer in a rec league one night a week. Games are an hour. I have no idea what the bike equivalent is, but it's excellent interval training, especially if I'm playing on the wing.
And I realized that taking up soccer has really helped me strengthen my hips. A lot of us cyclists are super strong forward/back but super weak laterally. I had developed piriformis syndrome, which caused tight IT bands, which caused hip and knee pain. Haven't had any of that since I started playing.
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Originally Posted by caloso
And I realized that taking up soccer has really helped me strengthen my hips. A lot of us cyclists are super strong forward/back but super weak laterally. I had developed piriformis syndrome, which caused tight IT bands, which caused hip and knee pain. Haven't had any of that since I started playing.
yes another educated rider.....other ways of working out helps the ride
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My low level Zone 2 Endurance riding at 60-65% of my FTP is about 175 Watts. That's about 10 calories per minute. I burn about 170 calories running at a pokey 10 minute mile. So that's 17 calories per minute. So that means an hour of biking is about 35 minutes of running.

The difference is I'd rather bike than run so I'm more likely to bike for an hour than run for 35 minutes. On the other hand, running is a great way to burn calories because of its inefficiency so I might do it again now that the weather is decent.

Major plus for biking is if you can up your power output and ride, ride, ride you can burn a fair amount of calories AND you get great looking legs since the work is almost entirely legs.
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Originally Posted by guachi
My low level Zone 2 Endurance riding at 60-65% of my FTP is about 175 Watts. That's about 10 calories per minute. I burn about 170 calories running at a pokey 10 minute mile. So that's 17 calories per minute. So that means an hour of biking is about 35 minutes of running.

The difference is I'd rather bike than run so I'm more likely to bike for an hour than run for 35 minutes. On the other hand, running is a great way to burn calories because of its inefficiency so I might do it again now that the weather is decent.

Major plus for biking is if you can up your power output and ride, ride, ride you can burn a fair amount of calories AND you get great looking legs since the work is almost entirely legs.
legs are good a scrawny upper body is bad......don't forget to hit the weights also
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Originally Posted by billyymc
...Let's face it, even a good runner never gets the thrill of descending at 40+ mph after a long climb. And the same time spent riding takes me to a lot more places than running would.
Oh.. I dunno. Descending as fast as you can trail running single track can be pretty edge of your seat in the moment stuff.




I also SCUBA all year round and free dive in the summer




Sometimes I even use my bike to go diving

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Originally Posted by caloso
I've been playing soccer in a rec league one night a week. Games are an hour. I have no idea what the bike equivalent is, but it's excellent interval training, especially if I'm playing on the wing.
I play a lot of touch rugby (I'm getting too old for full contact) and have a similar experience. But it does depend a lot on the intensity of the game.

An hour on the bike will never tire me out as much as an hour of running.
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Originally Posted by caloso
And I realized that taking up soccer has really helped me strengthen my hips. A lot of us cyclists are super strong forward/back but super weak laterally. I had developed piriformis syndrome, which caused tight IT bands, which caused hip and knee pain. Haven't had any of that since I started playing.
Rec league/pick up basketball for me.

Varied cross training is best for change of pace, overall fitness, and fun!

Hate running BTW unless a game is involved.
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Seems most people in this thread view running as a terrible experience. Keep in mind that you can also jog or slow jog; you don't have to keep a pace as if you were being chased down by a pack of rottweilers with an angry disposition.

Running has the benefit of building strong bones—due to the pounding of the pavement. Just be sure to take it safe and slow at first, and enjoy it.
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where are the shocks on that bike.....looks like fun to ride
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Originally Posted by robnol
where are the shocks on that bike.....looks like fun to ride
No shocks (yet). It replaces my old 26r that I did throw a suspension fork on. It works ok but the geometry is not as good for climbing.




I have to say, rather than dedicated workouts perse, I subscribe to the active lifestyle approach which resembles cross training I suppose.

Once you have a base of fitness it becomes easier to transition into activities by simply developing the core skills. On bikes I do long tours, commute, do road, downhill mtb, fixed gear and with the fat bike hopefully snow. I also XC ski, swim, dive, kayak, trail run, hike... and I walk for a job. Friends say I do a lot but once you have the base fitness, it's really about curiosity and challenging yourself to try something different or new. If I work out it's targeted to improve or treat specific deficiencies. I find exercise that facilitates an activity far easier to maintain than exercise for its own purpose.
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I bike more than I run, mostly because I bike commute every day, 40km round trip. I'd say that the 40 km ride is about equivalent to a 12km run for me in terms of effort, but takes about 1.7x the time.

For your reference, year to date I have over 8000 km on my bike, and 1400 km running.
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I ride all year round and I supplement my riding with cross training all year round... I do some type of physical activity every single day and very rarely take rest days.
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I have fallen in love with Nordic Walking, or as some call it Ski Walking as a cross training activity. I can achieve about the same heart rates as cycling and it works my entire body. Cycling alone tends to be some what un balanced in its development of your body by concentrating on legs and not doing a lot for your core and upper body (other than make it tired) Nordic walking works over 90% of your bodies muscles in a dynamic way rather than isometric. Here is a nice video. Forgive the Italian language . It is very popular in Europe. It grew out of summer training for cross country skiers. Unlike running it is gentle on the joint due to the fact that using the poles tends to unweight and reduce the forces on your joints. It gives y ou a god upper body workout as well as your core.
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Rowing, biking feels so easy compared to 30 minutes on a concept2.

Also, my gym has one of those pelaton bikes now, so have taken a few spin classes. Not nearly as fun as being outdoors but it’s still enjoyable and helpful for working in specifics like skills like cadence consistency.
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Originally Posted by bedtime
Seems most people in this thread view running as a terrible experience. Keep in mind that you can also jog or slow jog; you don't have to keep a pace as if you were being chased down by a pack of rottweilers with an angry disposition.

Running has the benefit of building strong bones—due to the pounding of the pavement. Just be sure to take it safe and slow at first, and enjoy it.
Impact is both the biggest advantage and disadvantage of running. I have to do resistance training for bone density because my feet and ankles are destroyed by high impact. There's good reasons why many really good bicyclists are former runners.
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