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training effect crossover.

does the bike help the run? does the run help the bike?

which helps which more.

been thinking about this, as i have a marathon coming up b4 my i.m. this year.


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    agent_tiagent_ti Posts: 306
    Seem to remember reading somewhere that your bike fitness will complement your running fitness but not the other way round. Though don't take my word for it, because I may be wrong. Obviously there will be some aerobic crossover from general fitness
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    apana790apana790 Posts: 76
    In my experience biking does help your running a great deal even if you don't do much running. LAst time i did 1500m was summer of last year and got 5 mins flat for it. Since then i have not done much running apart from an odd crosscountry race. Apart from that it's all been cycling (and alot of it). Then last week i did the 1500m again and ran a 4 44, so there's been a major improvement thanks to cycling although it's still better to run in training if you want to maximise the benefits.
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