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Why you should try cycling as a runner

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If you’re a runner, then a bike could be one of your most valuable training tools. Cycling can improve your running performance, build muscle strength and aid recovery.

Improves your aerobic capacity

Cycling is a low-impact activity which means it requires less recovery time. If you use it as a cross-training sport, you can save your joints a lot of unnecessary stress. Thanks to a bicycle, you can add a lot more aerobic endurance training without ruining your legs.

It’s a great form of active recovery

Active recovery, such as moving your legs with an easy bike ride, can increase blood flow, flush out lactate, reduce muscle and joint stiffness, and help you get back on the trails sooner than if you were to just sit on the couch drinking beer.

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