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# Why is it easier to bicycle a mile than it is run a mile?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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15y ago

With running, your feet and legs have to take a fairly sharp impact at every step. You don't get that while bicycling. Apart from that there's not much difference. If you push equally hard for equally long you get the same exercise.

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15y ago

You are able to reach higher speeds on a bicycle and maintain speed while exerting less energy; You can begin to pedal on a bike, then you can sit back and roll.

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