So the foot has healed and I think I have a new love. Cycling. That’s right, it’s been a whirlwind romance, but there’s something about it that gets my heart going.
I went back to the foot doctors on Tuesday to have my wound redressed and to my surprise, it was all but healed. The nurse still recommended that I rest for the next 4-5 days, but I defied her and went straight back down to the gym.
It all started after my stitches came out the week previous. I was finally able to put pressure on my foot again, if only a little. I eased myself in with a gentle 14 mile ride and it felt great to finally get my heart pumping again after what seemed like an eternity on the sidelines. Since then I’ve cycled a couple of 18 miler’s and a 25. Honestly, I don’t know if that is good or not, but it made me feel amazing.
My curiosity got the better of me and I sought to compare running a mile to cycling the same. According the encyclopaedia of Google, a consensus of about 3-5 miles cycled was equivalent to 1 mile run. Surely this can’t be true. That’d mean that in one hour I cycle between 4 and 6 running miles. That’s a pretty tame 10k time.
I’ll be back on the bikes tomorrow & will be looking to build up some strength in those lanky legs of mine. All going well, I should be running next Thursday – ahhhhh!
Does anyone have any better comparison statistics between running and cycling miles?