Bicycling for Running

A bicycle can be among a runner’s most valuable tools for training the body to shift into gear, develop quicker turnover, create more power and reach peak racing shape. Begin by replacing one or two of your weekly easy runs with a 60- to 90-minute bike session. After a few weeks, replace one of your weekly fast running workouts by ramping up the intensity and adding intervals in the middle of a ride. The primary goal should be to mimic the neuromuscular cadence of quick leg turnover while running.