Developing a Sustainable, Impactful Running and Cycling Routine

 

Running and Cycling pic
Running and Cycling
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Timothy “Tim” Shields is a graduate of Stanford University’s master’s in business administration A graduate of Stanford University’s master’s in business administration program, Timothy “Tim” Shields serves as the director of program and program portfolio management at UBS. Outside of work, Tim Shields enjoys staying active through a combination of running and cycling.

When starting a biking and running plan, start with short base runs, to evaluate your endurance levels while building aerobic capabilities. Begin at a neutral pace and test yourself toward the end of the run with a pace that causes a real sweat. Use a similar approach to finding your ideal workout on the bike and then alternate the modes of exercise throughout the week, with at least one rest day scheduled in for recovery.

As you progress, start to incorporate easier and harder-effort workouts on specific days as a way of building endurance and gradually testing your limits. Mix longer runs and rides with speed work, as well as hill and tempo workouts. Remember to keep one or two easy days in the mix, which will consolidate gains and give your muscles some much-needed rest.

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