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benny2018
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PostPosted: 22:41 - 12 Nov 2018    Post subject: How well will I do? Reply with quote

Hi everyone!

I've been jogging for 3/4 years and have decided to switch to my bike as it's not being used and can't jog anymore due to work/issues. I haven't been on my bike yet but I'll be going starting this week.

I had 3 different routes for my jogging so I would go the same way biking. I ran at a fairly slow pace and did 70-90 mins endurance without stopping so I'm wondering (bare in mind I haven't been jogging since July so 4 months!) would I still have some endurance? Or if I go out now I'll be tired straight away? I should try one night Rolling Eyes

So basically does running endurance help with going biking?
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PostPosted: 23:08 - 12 Nov 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 23:10 - 12 Nov 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 23:15 - 12 Nov 2018    Post subject: Re: How well will I do? Reply with quote

If you're riding off road, yes, it can make a good bit of difference.

But, presuming you're not - no, you do not a lot of fitness to turn a throttle. (Unless you've been doing the run around Snetterton - in which case, it'll help - but rowing would be much better.)

Okay - so you've not bothered to check what kinds of bikes this forum is about.
I've moved it to the cycling section.

From my experience - yet it will help. But may take a little to adjust as you do use different muscles.

Why not just go out and do some cycling? Everyone's different and fitness will transfer in different ways.
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Irezumi aka Reuben
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PostPosted: 18:54 - 14 Nov 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your CV (cardiovascular) endurance would carry over to an extent however cycling efficiency (although not that important) and muscles predominantly used will e a factor.

4 months off will probably mean you're essentially starting from scratch regardless.
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PostPosted: 19:32 - 14 Nov 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a lot of running years ago and tested 1.5 mile time a few times before heading off for a 1600 mile cycle trip, doing about 70 miles a day (on a hardtail MTB). I came back much fitter but my mile and a half time increased by a full minute. It helps your endurance but not necessarily your all round performance.
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PostPosted: 22:33 - 16 Nov 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to look at this article about improving your Vo2 max.

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/fitness-guide-how-to-improve-vo2-max-158328?fbclid=IwAR1OFzOlvfkXd_ueKn4OvcnsZu9fyqbtKF20YQdYQq8a1fDjlRlHUxaHoqM
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PostPosted: 20:37 - 17 Nov 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was 19 stone when I first jumped on a bike as an adult.
I rode, with a group, for 15 miles, stopping for coffee. I then went out and did 15 miles every other night and 30-35 on a weekend day.

Cycling is as hard as you make it. I live in the flattest part of the country (the Fens) which has a geographical advantage. But honestly, you should be able to surpass any run distance within no time at all.
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thx1138
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PostPosted: 22:03 - 17 Nov 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cycling is as hard as you make it. I live in the flattest part of the country (the Fens) which has a geographical advantage.


I sometimes cycle into the fens from Bedford. You can take your geographical advantage and keep it for yourself when the wind is blowing. Laughing
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