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Author Topic: training for half-marathon by cycling
wunderlich

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Post training for half-marathon by cycling
on: May 13, 2016, 16:04
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In Train Like a Mother, it talks about training through your injury by cycling (if cycling doesn't irritate it). I've been doing this for the past 6 weeks. I cycle one minute for every minute I would have run (at similar intensity--over 90 rpm). I do intervals, tempos, and long "runs". I've done the equivalent of a 14-mile run on the bike. My question is this: how much time does a person need to transition back to running? My race is in 5 weeks. My doctor thinks I'll be able to start running soon, but it is so unpredictable. He said to try 10 minutes at a time and watch for pain. Will I need to build back up to 13 miles? (I was running 13 right before the injury.) Can you cycle all your training and go run your race? Anyone have experience with this?

Jana

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Post Re: training for half-marathon by cycling
on: May 16, 2016, 11:57
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These forums have been all but abandoned apart from the master runners group. I am afraid that I don't have much experience here though I would think that gradually switching from doing a mostly bike workout to a mostly running workout could be done with 5 minute intervals (ie 30 min bike; 10 min run, 25 min bike 15 min run; long run 100 min bike, 20 min run etc. watching for pain and scaling back as necessary. If you are on facebook, you will have a larger group for your question if you post to the mother runner group there. I am sure that the hive mind can help you out. Best of luck.

wunderlich

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Post Re: training for half-marathon by cycling
on: May 18, 2016, 10:24
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Thanks Jana. I will post to FB. I appreciate you taking the time to respond. 🙂

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