# If 3 miles cycling = 1 mile running

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19/07/2007 at 21:15
what is the swimming equivalent?
AndrewSmith    pirate
19/07/2007 at 21:22
What do you mean by '='
19/07/2007 at 21:45
3 miles of cycling is equal to 1 mile of running

so 1 mile of swimming is equal to ? miles of running or cycling
debbo    pirate
19/07/2007 at 21:47
I don't think 3 miles cycling is equal to 1 mile of running.

I wouldn't do a 25-30 mile run every weekend and feel fine the next day.
19/07/2007 at 21:48
It said that in this months RW mag so it must be true:-)
AndrewSmith    pirate
19/07/2007 at 21:49
yes but = in terms of what, calorie consumption, cardiovascular work, impact on the body..?
19/07/2007 at 21:51
Oh you make so hard AS all three:-)
AndrewSmith    pirate
19/07/2007 at 21:52
you can't compare them except in terms of general exercise in a given HR zone for a certain time.
There is no 'ok I have done 50 miles of cycling so that gives me 'x' miles or running'
they are different and that is that.
19/07/2007 at 21:53
Ive used the following formula for the last 5 years. I call them mileage units.

4 Miles Bike = 1 Mile Run = 400m Swim

I then added 1500m Row, 5mins Skipping
AndrewSmith    pirate
19/07/2007 at 21:53
And everyone is different so the effect on them would vary.
Why, which one are you trying to get out of swimming or cycling !!
19/07/2007 at 21:53
OK just calorie consumption
AndrewSmith    pirate
19/07/2007 at 21:54
how much do you weigh? how hard are you working? what sort of course are you on?
AndrewSmith    pirate
19/07/2007 at 21:55
19/07/2007 at 21:56
neither as I can't run at the moment I was just wondering what I was burning doing my 25 mile rides and my 100 length swims
19/07/2007 at 21:58
brown:-)

but people say it's on average 100 calories per mile for running so I was wondering what swimming was.
19/07/2007 at 21:59
oh with a hint of green:-)
AndrewSmith    pirate
19/07/2007 at 21:59
I always reckoned on 10 cals a minute on the bike and 8 a minute swimming.
Done at steady aerobic pace 70-80% and with me weighing 12 and a half stone.
19/07/2007 at 22:00
daz - i agree re calorie consumption although it does make a difference if on an exercise bike (less cals for me) compared with being outside.

I think we've agreed in the past though that cycling is no subsitute for running - tried and tested by both of us :-D
AndrewSmith    pirate
19/07/2007 at 22:00
Why can't you run?
19/07/2007 at 22:04
When I had my hernia op last Oct the surgeon over tightened the first stitch:-(

I'm having a course of steroid injections at the moment to loosen it:-(
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