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Running aside... What do you do?

For me, it's biking.

I've been biking for a very long time but it was only this year that I started again, it all started with a pretty solid crash!

I have felt the difference in power and stamina between the rides. Running has helped me with my explosive starts and climbs. My last outing at Cathkin Braes was a success and I was able to even climb the track that lead to the fun bits!

Anyone in the Glasgow area should check it out. Awesome place for all level.

What is your other poison?

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I do more running 😂😂 well that and gym once a week and I'm also a member of Leamington canoe club. I'm a rec paddler building up to my first white water this year😎

I've been toying with the idea of an entry level road bike but with my ex wife costs...new gf costs...running and paddling costs...I need to eat 😂😂😂

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Sounds pretty cool!

The ladies will understand!

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No time for anything else 🏃🏽‍♀️

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I do a dance class.

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Sorry to my VRBs who know what’s coming.

I just run.

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I used to bike a lot 15-20 years ago, off and on road (South Downs was my favourite place) and I really wanted to get back to it after having kids. However, I don’t have the time for faffing about getting the bike out, maintaining it etc anymore, so I run.

I do find that when I’m running that I approach hills as I would in the saddle and just attack them. This is potentially knackering very quickly but I still have a lot of strength in my calves and quads, so together with an increased lung capacity it does seem to work out.

In between I just go to the gym and do yoga to ease the muscles and joints, no time for much else!

Great post btw 👍

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Pretty much my story! My hiatus was about 15 years. I had a bike for some times but was unsuitable and replaced it to something closer to my first love (trail hardtail). I was working in a bike shop so the maintenance is second nature for me. It s amazing how much running has given me back the power in my legs. I originally thought it was just stamina!

Fitting it all in a family schedule isn't easy. Thankfully the days are now longer!

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Yeah, you’re supposed to get more stamina as you get older but I just think it’s down to life with kids and having no choice but to fit more in to the day.

Isn’t it great to feel fit again?!

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it s a pretty fantastic feeling!

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I was a huge Les Mills On Demand doing BodyPump 3x a week and BodyCombat 2x a week. As much as I love it, running has taken over at the moment and I can't 1) fit as much of them in to my routine and 2) find them a bit too intense for 'rest days'. As such, I'm currently using Nike Training Club to fill the void but I am missing the weight training.

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I started cycling when I was 7 years old, 7 nowadays is nothing, I have seen 4-year-olds cycling without the help of stabilisers but back in 1953 that was considered very early.

When I was 9 to 11 years old I used to win many of the short running sprints when I was at Primary School, I put that down to the cycling I was doing at that time,

Sometimes during the school holidays,I went amazing distances.

Bobbypizza, if you know Glasgow well,at that time I lived in Knightswood and went on long cycling runs, in the morning I would cycle way out towards Strathblane, come back for lunch and have another bike ride way down to almost Helensburgh.

Once I left school the bike rides were not as long.

One of the reasons I began running was because although I still cycle I don't go for long bike rides now, just short ones I thought I would try C25K and I successfully completed and graduated from it last June, this week sees the 'runniversary' of my first run of week 1, that was ran on April 18 last year.

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I cycle or walk when I'm not supposed to be running! Cycling doesn't feel that great an exercise for me though. Too many easy parts where you don't need to pedal so I think what calories can I be burning just sitting there? I try to go as fast as I can! Walking is great. Love walking and easier to take twisting winding routes compared to running where a straighter course is better! But I love running the most! Gives me such a feeling of accomplishment and joy! Even on the days it's hard and my legs don't want to work!

I also do aerobics at home but it's not particularly joyful. More to burn calories and stretch and build a bit of muscle and core strength. I don't get back ache anymore!

Just keep moving is my motto now! Whatever it is! Take time to relax but not too much! I sit down to chill about 2.5 hrs of the day (in two split sessions) instead of like 5-6 hrs like I used to! Don't get through as much TV time but that's good cos TV made me want to eat!

I've currently lost 4 stone with this new 'attitude' and way of life! Yay!

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I've just started powerlifting :) I was going to the gym intermittently because I noticed that on longer runs my core was sagging so I was getting tired and running very heavily. But I'm not good at going to the gym on my own - even though I enjoyed it, I'd make excuses. Powerlifting is the most intense workout though - loving it!

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Is biking classed as high impact? I’m thinking that I could cycle on my rest days to speed up the weight loss.

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Depends what discipline! If you talking downhill or BMX street riding then maybe! Cycling is low impact.

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I walk my dogs twice a day and up until fairly recently I partner danced at least once a week. Shoulder injury took me on my C25k journey as I needed a challenge and something to work towards. I didn’t enjoy the first few weeks but starting to enjoy now. 😬

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It gets better as the weeks go. It s amazing how much landscape you can fit in 30minutes.

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Work Monday-Friday and have a 6 year old boy! Just about squeezed in the running 😅

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