Cycling instead of running

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01/04/2013 at 13:36
Hi, I am running the London Marathon for the first time in 3 weeks (eek) and have picked up what seems to be an IT Band injury. Did my final long run on Sunday and my knee is pretty sore. Although I am now tapering I still have to train almost every day so is it ok to replace running with cycling to maintain fitness? Cycling doesn't seem to aggravate my knee and I don't really want to rest completely and undo all of the good irk over the past 18 weeks. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks
01/04/2013 at 15:35

Works well enough. I ran a sub 3 at London off mainly cycling endurance. The longest runs in the 6 months leading up the race were 19, 16, 16 & 13 miles.

Only thing cycling doesn't do is stimulate your feet and ankles.

01/04/2013 at 15:45

What about swimming? Water seems fairly low impact to me!

 

01/04/2013 at 17:21
Ric - Ok thanks that's good to know.

David - I am not a fan of swimming so would much prefer cycling if it doesn't aggravate my knee.

I am going to cycle tomorrow and see how it is, my knee is certainly better but still sore. Very annoying time to pick up an IT Band injury! I have just ordered a foam roller and some K tape, so hopefully this all combined gets me to the start line fit.
cougie    pirate
01/04/2013 at 18:51
Blimey I'm not doing enough cycling - even Chris Boardman didn't go sub 3.

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