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Biking Instead of Running (Read 235 times)

II Run II


    Because of the bad weather outside, sometimes I choose to bike indoors on a stationary bike.

    If I bike instead of run, how much of a running workout do I miss out on?

    Nakedbabytoes


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      While you get cardio benefits, running is running and biking is biking. Sortof like apples to oranges, in a way. Caloric wise, biking burns half the  cals of running the same distance, so take that for what it is worth(baseline of course, hills and wind and weather and terrain make a difference obviously)

      So how much running do you miss out on? Well, in one sense, 100% since running doesn't do the same thing as biking muscle and impact wise. Or 50%, calorie burn wise(roughly).

      II Run II


        Today, I missed out on 10 miles.  I hope to bike for about an hour to make up for as much of it as I can.

          Today, I missed out on 10 miles.  I hope to bike for about an hour to make up for as much of it as I can.

           

          start biking soon, I guess, and bike long, I guess.

          but, who knows.

          I'm guessing you're either new to RA, new to running, new to biking, or trolling around trying to get an irrational response to get you to smile.

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          #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

          #2: 365 Hours training <NOPE, INJURED>

           

          II Run II


            I'm fairly new to running/biking.

             

            Also, what do you guys do if work/an activity, or weather interferes with your workout schedule?  And when do you consider it "too dark" to run?

              This was my plan if we had a bad winter like two years ago. Fortunately our weather has been runable and I've only been on the bike once.

               

              Can you watch the forecast and game it to get your quality/key runs outside and save the bike for what would be shorter recovery runs? If so riding a full hour those days might be an acceptable compromise.

                Also, what do you guys do if work/an activity, or weather interferes with your workout schedule?  And when do you consider it "too dark" to run?

                 

                Work/activity are things to work around. Weather and dark are things to run through.

                  I bike.  I swim. And I run.

                  And, I like doing all 3 equally.

                  The nice thing is that when I can't do 1, I can usually do 1 of the others.

                   

                  So, bike if you want to, but don't try to compare the 3, unless you want to count the hours per week of aerobic activity.

                  I count hours more than I count miles.

                   

                  But, if you're training for a running race, you should run.

                   

                  I'm fairly new to running/biking.

                   

                  Also, what do you guys do if work/an activity, or weather interferes with your workout schedule?  And when do you consider it "too dark" to run?

                  2014 Goals:

                  #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

                  #2: 365 Hours training <NOPE, INJURED>

                   

                  II Run II


                    Yahoo tells me I have snow until Sunday Undecided

                     

                    I think some of the expected snows will be lighter, so I might just go out and run.  But does running in the snow/rain cause you to get sick?  Last time I ran in the rain, I got a cold.

                      Yahoo tells me I have snow until Sunday Undecided

                       

                      I think some of the expected snows will be lighter, so I might just go out and run.  But does running in the snow/rain cause you to get sick?  Last time I ran in the rain, I got a cold.

                       

                      OK, here's the deal. You only get a cold if you run in the rain between 34 and 42 degrees. Just set the thermometer on your android phone to avoid this. As for the lighter snow. I can tell you from experience it's easier to shovel. I recommend you shovel a track in your back yard and run it.

                        I have no idea. I run because I'm a runner.

                        Runners run.


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                          Yahoo tells me I have snow until Sunday Undecided

                           

                          I think some of the expected snows will be lighter, so I might just go out and run.  But does running in the snow/rain cause you to get sick?  Last time I ran in the rain, I got a cold.

                           

                          No.  Viruses cause you to get sick, not weather.  Suck it up and run.  We've had record snow for February here...closing in on 60 inches for the month and we live in BFE where plowing only sort of happens once in a while.  I may rearrange my running/biking schedule around the weather, but I still do my best to get my running miles in, because you can't really substitute one for the other.  The closest comparison to running vs. biking is generally a 1:3 or 1:4 ratio...so if you planned a 10 mile run the only even remotely legitimate workout substitution would be in the 30-40 mile range.

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                          II Run II


                             

                            OK, here's the deal. You only get a cold if you run in the rain between 34 and 42 degrees. Just set the thermometer on your android phone to avoid this. As for the lighter snow. I can tell you from experience it's easier to shovel. I recommend you shovel a track in your back yard and run it.

                             

                            Yeah, that's what happened to me.

                            As for the track, I got ~1ft of snow today haha.

                             

                            Thanks for your help everyone, by the way.

                               

                              No.  Viruses cause you to get sick, not weather.  Suck it up and run.  We've had record snow for February here...closing in on 60 inches for the month and we live in BFE where plowing only sort of happens once in a while.  I may rearrange my running/biking schedule around the weather, but I still do my best to get my running miles in, because you can't really substitute one for the other.  The closest comparison to running vs. biking is generally a 1:3 or 1:4 ratio...so if you planned a 10 mile run the only even remotely legitimate workout substitution would be in the 30-40 mile range.

                               

                              I run outside in whatever New England hands me and I'm healthy. I go to sunny Florida where it's in the 80s and I come back sick. Like I said, 35 to 41 degrees and your a gonner goner groaner.

                                In my experience, biking helps running. Running does not help biking.  If you can't run, biking will help, but you should make sure your effort is similar in intensity to what it would be if you were running.

                                 

                                Because of the bad weather outside, sometimes I choose to bike indoors on a stationary bike.

                                If I bike instead of run, how much of a running workout do I miss out on?

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