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And I am amazed how running has improved my performance on the bike!!!!:d
I was flying along, the hills.....no problem. Woohoo
 

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Aye it does, and being out of breath was ok as I could control it.

And it seems to have loosened up something in my ankle!!
 

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running made such a difference to my cycling. Before I started running I couldn't even cycling up the hill from city centre (it is 5 miles almost all uphill though) but the first time I tried it after starting running I made it home in one go. I got so excited about doing it, that I almost wanted to head straight out for a run. almost....
 

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I am the same Term, but I dont think it is the running specifically, more the general improvement in fitness.

Still it is having the desired effect :)
 

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True. I've heard that running and cycling use completely different muscles and know of 'serious' runners/cyclists who refuse to do the other because it interferes with their training. But I was under the impression that it's good to exercise 'opposite' muscles (eg biceps/triceps; quads/hamstrings) so that your joints are more stable :confused:
 

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I had loads more power in my legs to get up hills and I was not that much out of breath. Good work out all round
 

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True. I've heard that running and cycling use completely different muscles and know of 'serious' runners/cyclists who refuse to do the other because it interferes with their training. But I was under the impression that it's good to exercise 'opposite' muscles (eg biceps/triceps; quads/hamstrings) so that your joints are more stable :confused:
It is good to a certain extent that it will work your opposite stabilisers. But if you train for cycling your just adding extra muscle so - extra weight, limiting movement.
 

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If you are injured and have a bike and can use it, then get on it. It keeps up your fitness till you can start running again.
And keeps you motivated.:d
 
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