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How does jogging 1 1/2 hr twice weekly fit with training?(6 posts)

How does jogging 1 1/2 hr twice weekly fit with training?OutWest
Feb 14, 2002 10:02 PM
I've been going to the high school track recently and jogging/walking while my son is in karate. Now I'm working in some stair-climbing as part of the whole workout. I'm not going overboard, just easing into it all. Any advice, warnings, suggestions? Its kind of different for me because I end up with this chunk of time that I can use exclusively for my conditioning so I don't want to waste it.
Fitting inallervite
Feb 15, 2002 9:09 AM
Running is great for cyclists. It builds aerobic fitness efficiently. It builds strength. It increases bone mass. The stair climbing is good also since it simulates the cycling movement of the legs. The bad thing is that you may come out of this with a ton of fitness, but feel awkward and inefficient on the bike as your legs forget what it is like to spin circles. If you can work in a few spinning sessions on rollers, a trainer, the road, whatever, you will benefit greatly.
Perfect, thanks allerviteOutWest
Feb 15, 2002 6:50 PM
The rest of the week I'm on the rollers whenever I get a chance. I work on getting my rpms up and spinning smooth circles. So this should work out great.
running is great x-trainingRayBan
Feb 16, 2002 8:05 AM
running in the early part of the training phase is a GREAT way to condition your aerobic system. I run instead of my EZ shorter weekday rides.As the riding season approaches I start replacing the runs with rides to fine tune my conditioning for riding. I also switch back to running a few times a week during the season if I start to feel burned out on the bike.That will keep me in good shape and rejuvenate me if necessary.
re: How does jogging 1 1/2 hr twice weekly fit with training?BilBo
Feb 17, 2002 4:54 PM
I'd forget about the running (too hard on the knees) try walking...maybe trail hiking which stresses the legs in a variety of ways and is low IMPACT. Throw in some resistance train for the upper body and the bike will feel like a toy under you.

-Bill (30 yrs. experience fast recreational riding)
re: How does jogging 1 1/2 hr twice weekly fit with training?jbw
Mar 3, 2002 10:01 PM
you're doing the right thing by easing into running. as good as it is for your conditioning, its amazingly hard on the body. i started running for cross-training last year, and overdid it. i ended up at a podiatrist with incredible foot pain. i got orthodic inserts and its all good. to me, running is slow torture, but is great when i have limited time or am burned on the bike. i keep telling myself that one of these days, i'll enjoy it.