running as a complementary exercise to cycling

Female cyclists should consider running as a complementary exercise to cycling

A lot of cyclists are a bit sceptical about running as a complementary exercise to cycling, but I think they work well together. I actually took up running about ten years ago as a time efficient form of exercise, and when I took up cycling eight years ago, I continued to run. When I say run my ‘jogging’ is fairly slow but it is aerobically intense enough for me. Here’s why it works for me: Time Efficient Running is an incredibly time efficient way of squeezing a cardiovascular workout into a busy weekday and it doesn’t require too much kit

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Indoor bike trainer

Indoor bike trainer – a great way to beat cold and wet weather

Right now in my home town of Sydney it’s starting to get a little cold in the early mornings, and we’ve also had a fair bit of rain, but all you need is an indoor bike trainer to keep in shape. I also heard an interview with a weather expert a few weeks ago, who said we are probably heading for a La Nina weather pattern which means we’ll be getting plenty of rain in the near future. But I’ll be ready for it, with my indoor trainer. My preference is to ride outdoors and I’m lucky enough to live

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You need more Mitochondria in your life

Last week I watched a fascinating episode of the ABC TV program catalyst which was all about interval training and the mitochondria in our cells. It wasn’t specifically about cycling, more about exercise in general and how it can benefit our bodies as we age. But I think it has huge implications for cyclists and the way we choose to train. It certainly supports the idea that interval training can play a huge role in exercise programs. Here’s an extract from the program, you can read the whole transcript of it here: Why do we lose energy as we grow

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