CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS
Last updated: 6/21/2016
ENERGY EXPENDITURE - Cycling versus Running
short summary by a well known exercise physiologist, Ed Burke. Highlights:
And another nice summary from Dr. Mirkin.
- A major difference between running and cycling is that the energy you expend during a run
rises LINEARLY with your speed. In cycling, it rises EXPONENTIALLY (because of the wind resistance factor).
- Each mile you run expends about 110 calories for an average-size adult, regardless of speed.
- An average sized cyclist riding 15 miles per hour expends about 30 Calories per mile.
Bottom line - cycling is about 1/3 as efficient as running (at 15 mph or less).
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