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Old 08-21-20, 07:49 PM
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does anyone run when you dont feel like riding - ive been running for past 20 years and seldom on bike but now getting back to riding
peace all,Brian
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Old 08-21-20, 07:54 PM
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does anyone run when you dont feel like riding - ive been running for past 20 years and seldom on bike but now getting back to riding
peace all,Brian
Yes. Particularly in the colder, darker half of the year. But riding is a lot more fun and feels better to me.

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Old 08-21-20, 08:03 PM
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No. Ride or indoor trainer. Running is asking for a twisted Kankle around the area.
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Old 08-22-20, 10:44 AM
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I ran from 2008-2019 (not huge miles but I was doing 1800-1900/year towards the end). In Dec 2019 I started cycling (which I had also done when I was younger) and haven't run once since. I thought I would mix it up since I think running has benefits cycling doesn't but I don't really enjoy running so... Maybe if I was lighter I would enjoy running.
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Old 08-22-20, 11:03 AM
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I only run when I am chased by something.
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Old 08-22-20, 11:19 AM
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I was jogging a good 20 miles per week, now I'm cycling 100% of the time. I think I did a 4-5 mile jog about a month ago.

I'll transition to jogging more in the winter, when it gets dark earlier. After work I can hit the well-lit sidewalks near my house, as opposed to riding after dark in the streets, or on an unlit MUP.

Also, not that it rains in SoCal much, but I actually enjoy jogging and walking in the rain. Riding? Not so much.

Also, count me in for jogging in the fall, when we get heavy winds here.
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Old 08-22-20, 02:01 PM
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been running for so many years and every time some one passed by on 2 wheels id think that i should mine back in use i miss it
so now its time!
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Old 08-22-20, 03:07 PM
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I can''t. Broke my ankle in college running a QB sneak. But, was told it was just a sprain. So, it never healed properly. Cycling is what I can do these days.
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Old 08-22-20, 03:42 PM
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Yes, I just bought my first decent shoes in years. I try to run 3 miles, 3 times a week, building up to 15 miles/week by fall.
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Old 08-22-20, 04:11 PM
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Yeah, I do both. They serve quite different purposes though. Running is usually fitness-specific and follows a training plan, but cycling is for fun and transportation.
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Old 08-22-20, 05:08 PM
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We run 2X a week and ride 2-3X a week past 20 to 30 years.

If competitive - I'd cut the running.
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Old 08-22-20, 05:12 PM
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Running/walking (over time) aggravates my heel spurs, while cycling alleviates the condition.
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Old 08-22-20, 05:30 PM
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I like to run, but as another member already mentioned, I liked to have structured training for running, whereas my cycling is more for exploring / fun / general health (mental and physical). It's too easy to get injured running without a careful buildup to increasing mileage and intensity. For some reason I like doing high intensity run workouts too when it's time for those, but I do not particularly like doing high intensity on the bike besides hill climbs and KOM attempts, which is not a training plan.

It is also nice training for a spring race to start building up fitness with less indoor bike training, although running outside when it's well below freezing with a headlight on, and sometimes with lingering snow / ice on the ground is not for everyone either. Long runs (over 90 min or so) on a treadmill are also the worst.

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Old 08-22-20, 05:48 PM
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does anyone run when you dont feel like riding - ive been running for past 20 years and seldom on bike but now getting back to riding
Back in the day when I could run (don't any longer, due to old injuries), I was just the opposite.

When I needed different activities than running, I'd hop on the bike, row or hit the soccer field for a couple of hours. Varying the activities helped me appreciate each one more. And probably "tuned" my muscles better, such that I could randomly select a given activity without much fuss from the muscles. ("Cross" training, and all that.)

A typical week, back when: 2-4 days of 30-40mi cycling routes, across the week; plus ~60+ mi/wk of daily runs, often two that were split into different types (ie, hard hills or sprints for one run, or longer and slower distance for the other); with the occasional full rest day tossed in, when the body "talked" to me.

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Old 08-22-20, 06:00 PM
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Old 08-22-20, 06:32 PM
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I was a runner for more than 50 years until increasingly frequent knee injuries and constant knee pain made me quit. It bothered me to have to quit running because (1) a part of my personal identity was that I was a runner, and I was losing that, and (2) It was a definite sign of ageing, because I had to give up something I'd done most of my life due to physical limitations. I substituted riding, which I've been doing a bit more than 2 1/2 years now. My knee pain is gone, I enjoy the riding, and I feel good because of the exercise. But I still miss the running.
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Old 08-22-20, 07:49 PM
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I like to run and even spent considerable time learning to run barefoot. However I'm more of a regular bicyclist than runner, since I can cover more ground in a shorter period of time that way, plus transport goods in much larger quantities on a bicycle than while running.
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Old 08-22-20, 09:14 PM
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Momma say running is for da debil.
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Old 08-22-20, 11:59 PM
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Whenever I feel like going for a nice run I lie down until the feeling passes.
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Old 08-23-20, 01:26 AM
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I'm a runner by nature and just started cycling again after a couple years away from it. I started cycling again due to these devil, assshole birds we have on the island that attack runners during mating season. While my running distance is significantly less nowadays, I am getting back to the 10-12 miles a week along with 60-70 miles a week on the bike.
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Old 08-23-20, 12:36 PM
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It's been a long time since I (intentionally) ran. It generally ends with twisted ankles and some really puffy varicose veins. Sad, because I actually enjoyed running when I was younger!

Instead, I've been trying to walk a bit more. I figure it's a good 'recovery' sort of activity (lower HR) that's also good for the bones. The doggo appreciates it, too.
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Old 08-24-20, 04:23 PM
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I've been a long time runner, but my weekly mileage has gone down drastically since the nice weather hit. Still trying to maintain about 20 miles a week on a 2-3 runs if I can.

Like others have noted, it's much easier to run when it's wet than it is to ride, and when the cold weather hits I'll probably try to get in 25-30 miles a week.
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Yup. As soon as the weather turns rainy and cold here, I'll be ditching the bike for runs. The lack of daylight hours and the wet is not my cup of tea for riding. The runs aren't too bad as I have a group of friends that I catch up with. We get out for runs anywhere from 10 - 25k. Not a bad way to spend some time with a good group of people.

I do look forward to getting on my bike in the spring though. That's for sure.
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Old 08-25-20, 09:53 AM
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does anyone run when you dont feel like riding - ive been running for past 20 years and seldom on bike but now getting back to riding
peace all,Brian
Yes, a run takes half or a third of the time of a bike ride. When I don't feel like doing either, it usually winds up being a half hour run.

I've found that running 20 miles per week, or even 10, cuts my riding time down regardless of my intentions. It takes a lot of energy to do both.
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