"Running is gonna have it's way....tonight.....Cycling is gonna have it's way tonight!!!!"*
So, I am having a mini debate with myself on which I prefer and want to focus training on: The Sharks or The Jets....I mean Cycling or Running. I'm torn!!!!
With my knee injury, I purchased a new bike to supply myself with low impact cardio and adventures. Since my knee is making it's recovery, I can run now too and I find myself flip flopping between which workout to do.
This past week I completed 2 nice bike rides and one killer run. AHHH! I don't want to chose!
And then the light bulb clicked: Both are great forms of cardio with their own benefits! Weigh the benefits of both silly Teeny!
-Great stress relief
-Burns calories faster than cycling
-Lovely release of endorphins
-Is a wonderful workout
-The elusive "Runners High"
-Very hard on the body, particularly joints and knees
-Harder to build up to
Cycle Benefits and Boos
-Easier to build up to than running
-Great lower body workout: tones hips and legs
-Perfect for those prone to knee injury
-Less strain on the body
-Burns less calories than running
-Major pain in the rear (seriously....my ass hurts!)
As you can see, both have their perks and disadvantages but at the end of the day, both are great forms of cardio that can't help but make you smile! Well, that is after your heart rate goes back down. Oh, and you see your sweet can** in the mirror.
After my lovely debate I have decided.......I WANT BOTH!
So, whether you're feeling more like a runner or cyclist, hop on it and try something! You'll feel better and have a blast. Can't chose between the two? Be like me and do both!
You know what I'm doing this week: running, cycling and a little climbing. Want to learn more? Check out this and that.
Which do you prefer: cycling or running?
*So...I may have a theater background and because of this I may relate every day things to song and dance.....I am sorry. *hangs theater head in shame*
**I am referring to ones rump, butt, ass etc.