Too cold to run outside? Come in out of the cold and jump into the saddle this winter.
For the average runner indoor cycling doesn't just make you stronger, it makes you faster too. It benefits the development of your leg muscles which helps to stabilise the knee joints and encourage faster recovery of the legs after running, while the continuous cardiovascular workout helps to improve your overall fitness level helping you to get faster on your runs.
It's actually the relationship between cadence and the velocity of hip rotation in degrees per second that really provides the link up between running and cycling.
An individual pedalling at a cadence of 90 rpm (revolutions per minute) is generally rotating their hips at a velocity of around 220 degrees per second. This is equivalent to a 6.45 per mile running pace, while a cadence of 70 rpm would be equivalent to around an 8 minute mile.
This translates to running as it teaches our bodies how to react and move faster, so literally getting your legs moving fast on a bike will help you to move them faster on the ground.
Thursday Glow Cycle
Join us in the saddle on Thursday 27th November at 6.30pm for a Christmas themed ride with Mai and pick up a goody bag from fitness bloggers Zero Advent Calender. They'll be bringing some fizz and nibbles for you after class.
Their supported charity, A Mile in Her Shoes will be there to collect donations of your old sports kit, they are looking for women's long sleeved tops and leggings in good condition. Please bring with you to the Fitzrovia studio on the day.
Last chance for a little me-time before Christmas with the Calm before Christmas restorative Bliss yoga workshop on Saturday 13th December with Ruth. Book in here.
In the countdown to Christmas, step on it to get in shape.
See you in class!GoodVibes x
24 November 2014