Cross-Training Tips: How to Start Running for Cyclists

Cyclists Guide to Running Cycling can be tough in the winter. Bikes get filthy, the days get shorter and trying to stay warm on a ride is often a losing battle. It sometimes feels like more time and effort than it’s worth. Maintaining or even boosting your fitness throughout the winter isn’t impossible though, and one of the best ways to do so alongside cycling is by running. So why might you run as a cyclist? Here are some of the key benefits: Running adds variety to your plan, which can be very helpful for motivational purposes It helps develop muscles that aren’t sufficiently worked through cycling alone There’s no down time (like coasting down a hill), so it’s a very time-efficient way to exercise For cyclists who want to get into running as a cross-training activity, here are some tips that should help you start out the right way and come to love running as great way to stay in top condition. Get Serious About Footwear In the same way as you carefully consider the rubber that keeps you upright when cycling, there are a whole host of reasons why it pays to invest in proper running footwear. Firstly, dedicated running shoes (as oppose to general purpose trainers) will drastically lessen the impact on your muscles. It’s a given that your legs will be a little sore when...

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