Running is very often the first option cyclists go for when the weather is bad, or they’re time strapped, and want to get a good workout in with as little hassle as possible.
Running, unlike cycling, is a weight bearing activity – this means it strengthens your bones and joints, as well as your muscles, and torches calories at a rate of around 600 an hour (dependent on weight and speed). It’s also as easy as putting on trainers and hopping out the door – so perfect if you’re away on business, or have busy family commitments.
The negative element on running is that the weight bearing element means that it’s easy to pick up an injury – much more so than when cycling. Therefore, if you decide to run, build up your time running and distance very conservatively, and make sure you have a good pair of trainers that aren’t worn.