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1hr run vs. 2x 1hr bike ride...?

Post  Mike MacLellan on Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:16 pm

Alright folks, time for a poll.  If you could either run 1hr before (or after) work or commute via bike 1hr each way, which would you pick for the purposes of training and why?  The run is a maintenance run - junk miles - not a workout.
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Re: 1hr run vs. 2x 1hr bike ride...?

Post  Admin on Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:32 pm

For the purpose of training for a running race?  Then I'd run for an hour each day.  For general fitness training?  I'd probably bike.

There are no junk miles.  Cool

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Re: 1hr run vs. 2x 1hr bike ride...?

Post  Mike MacLellan on Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:06 pm

For the purpose of training for a 50 miler.  Wink
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Post  Nick Morris on Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:20 pm

I would say that if I had the option and was training for a 50 miler, I would run.  If there was no training involved, I would probably bike.
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Post  Jim Lentz on Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:27 pm

Mike MacLellan wrote:Alright folks, time for a poll.  If you could either run 1hr before (or after) work or commute via bike 1hr each way, which would you pick for the purposes of training and why?  The run is a maintenance run - junk miles - not a workout.

Why not both?
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Re: 1hr run vs. 2x 1hr bike ride...?

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:51 pm

I like both - but I would choose run first especially if training for a 50 miler.  In fact, I'd run both ways - you said 50 MILES, right?
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Post  mul21 on Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:30 pm

Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:I like both - but I would choose run first especially if training for a 50 miler.  In fact, I'd run both ways - you said 50 MILES, right?

That's probably 10-15 miles each way so I'm not sure that's a great idea or practical. 

I'd probably alternate depending on the rest of the workouts planned.
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Re: 1hr run vs. 2x 1hr bike ride...?

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:00 pm

mul21 wrote:
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:I like both - but I would choose run first especially if training for a 50 miler.  In fact, I'd run both ways - you said 50 MILES, right?

That's probably 10-15 miles each way so I'm not sure that's a great idea or practical. 

I'd probably alternate depending on the rest of the workouts planned.
 He said 50 miles, right??
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Post  Mike MacLellan on Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:11 pm

Hahahaha, oh boy.  The question was semi-hypothetical, as I don't have a commute that'd allow me to change into work clothes yet.  But if I did, my first choice would be to run it both ways, though I'm not sure how I'd bring my clothes and lunch.
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Re: 1hr run vs. 2x 1hr bike ride...?

Post  Nick Morris on Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:24 pm

Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:
mul21 wrote:
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:I like both - but I would choose run first especially if training for a 50 miler.  In fact, I'd run both ways - you said 50 MILES, right?

That's probably 10-15 miles each way so I'm not sure that's a great idea or practical. 

I'd probably alternate depending on the rest of the workouts planned.
 He said 50 miles, right??


I think he said 50 miles, but I can't comprehend that distance...  Shocked
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Re: 1hr run vs. 2x 1hr bike ride...?

Post  KBFitz on Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:04 pm

run as often as you can. else bike. solve the conundrum before summer hits by obtaining gym (shower) access at or close to work. that's because biking may sweat you up after 9am here in summer.
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