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Oct 19, 2002 8:41 PM
Just a warning to take it slow with the cross training.

For kicks I entered a Triathlon as a member of a coed relay team. Now the logical thing would be for me to do the bike leg, but I did the running leg instead. I trained a whole week for this and on race day I flew. My aerobic engine was primed and pumped after a season of cycling. However, I could not walk the next day (seriously). It took over a week to get over the soreness and four days before I could even soft pedal my bike. We won though, so it was worth it.
Good job, and a timely post.hrv
Oct 21, 2002 7:54 AM
Trained for only a week? Please tell me you have a running background!

I just started running after over a 20 year layoff. Ouch! Barely can run 2 miles for now, but I really enjoy how low tech it is and how good I feel afterwards. But how can I fit it into base (zone 2, maybe 3) training if I'm almost always near LT when doing it?

For a really fun time, I've also just started adding sprinting to my running: talk about using muscles I haven't used in a very long time!

Heart Rateallervite
Oct 21, 2002 10:26 AM
Maybe you already know, but the heart rate zones for running are higher than the ones for riding. In other words, your max heart rate will be higher. So maybe you are not at LT all the time.

I have read studies that Running is very helpful for cyclists, but that cycling is of little good for runners accept as a recovery day. You just gotta watch those knees.

I do have a running background, not a big one though.

Our local coach recommends hill running to get you to raise your knees and use those cycling specific muscles.
Heart Rate - Running vs. CyclingAndy
Oct 21, 2002 7:36 PM
I wish I had more info on the differences between running and cycling. (HR and LT) I came from a running background of 20 years and switched to cycling two years ago. I noticed my max HR went from 189 running to 171 cycling. I also think my LT is significantly different. I didn't expect this... but then I didn't know what to expect. Are there any web sites that discuss this aspect of exercise physiology?
Found a link that kind of talks about ithrv
Oct 22, 2002 7:29 AM

Doesn't really answer your questions specifically but an interesting read.

Excellect article... exactly what I wanted to know ( nm )Andy
Oct 22, 2002 10:31 AM
Oct 21, 2002 10:05 AM
I am playing in a fall lacrosse league now for fun and cross-training. I had my first game after two weeks of preparation, running three days a week every other day or so. I was feeling pretty good on the training runs, but after the game I had SERIOUS muscle soreness, and it took me 4 days to recover as well! All that full-out sprinting around was not something I was used too. Interestingly enough, it only took about a month to get my running legs back completely, and I feel I am about as fast as I ever was right now. This was after 8 months of not running once, only bike riding. Still, in my first run of the year I had to alternate running and walking every 10 minutes! The body can do some amazing things if you train it correctly.
ahh, my favorite time of yearjim gravity
Oct 21, 2002 11:13 AM
Autumn/winter is the best time of year to run. The best thing about it is how easy it is to loose weight as your body tries to become more efficient at running.

I've been doing a little here and there since July. Pain in my right hamstring is holding me back. I looked at my training logs from last year, and noticed I frequent pain in my left hamstring. I also noticed that once I started doing single leg weightlifting (press, ext, curls) the pain was less frequent. So for the last month, I've been lifting once or twice a week, and tonight I'll start running again.

I'll echo wisdom from others,

1)your aerobic fittness will get you in trouble
2)pay attention to imbalances
oh yeah,jim gravity
Oct 21, 2002 12:22 PM
another great thing about running:

in the off season is that it's easy to travel. All you need are running shoes when you visit home for the holidays.

Running a few times a month throughout the summer is good too. If you legs are somewhat adjusted, you can run on vacation without needing a week of recovery from D.O.M.S.