Just my thoughts. I cycle all the time and also run. I cycle for fun. Doing 10 mile cycle should not really effect too much. I'd run 10 miles then think not much of it to go out for a ride on the bike. Cross training I believe is a good thing. However the only way to get better at running is by running. Don't over do it though. Also I wouldn't worry about getting faster before doing an event. If your happy doing 10k in training get out there and do some events. It wont hurt. I'm slow as a week in Jail 56.03 PB in 10k but I love it and I don't usually finish too near the back and if I did it wouldn't bother me in the slightest.
It's always hard trying to find the time to run. During the week I only do Tues-Thurs 5 miles each day and at the weekend I do 2 longer runs. Monday and Friday are my days off. On Weds I cycle 20miles in the evening and same again Sunday. Its striking the right balance. One schedule will work for you that won't work for somebody else.
Could you run to Taekwondo? Could you run to work perhaps 2 days a week? Or Cycle there run back then next day run there and cycle back? Make it work for you. Lastly don't worry about speed get your miles in and get a good base of running fitness
Hi, thanks for the reply! I actually hadnt considered running to work or TKD, but it certainly sounds like an idea - only thing being I dont think there are any showers at work. Running back obv no problem.
I usually do 10k in just over an hour so maybe thats not so bad. Ill proably sign up to something soon, maybe start a weekly training routine and try not to worry about whether im cycling that day too - it may be on my mind but if its affecting me i guess it will show in my times/my body will tell me its too much. Ill be back to let you know how it goes!
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