Can we keep food out of this. I'm bloody drooling now. I think (for me) running is synomimous with cycling at this time of year because of the 'peaks. I know that scrabbling my way up a 40 degree slope with a bike on my back is not going to be just trained for on the rollers or turbo, so I run. But there again, I run anyway. I've done the odd fell race here and there since I was about 20, so running's just part of what I do anyway.
I broke my collarbone last year and after initial recovery, could only ride, and not run. My riding was way, way worse all 'cross season - and I think that's a direct result, looking back. I'm not saying running's the answer (and let's be clear - Alan wasn't either...) it's just PART of the answer for ME and a few others.
Point taken about muscoskeletal damage (ace word!) - for info, I'd very rarely run more than an hour, largely because I only have one speed, and that's flat out. I'm useless at pacing when I run, and end up absolutely knackered!
Lee Shunburne said:Still 3 Mars bars per hour though :-)