Which Is Better Biking Or Running ?

@Wino22 (38)
Malaysia
June 25, 2007 11:45pm CST
Biking I Like. But My mom TOld Me that Running Better . What You Think ?
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15 responses
@ericajoyce (1748)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
Hi Wino22. I choose biking because its not that tiring but I dont get to bike anymore.
@kishusia (1069)
• India
2 Oct 07
Both are good. In our apartments, there is a waling/running track, but no place to ride a bike. So I walk/run.
@creaaam (42)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
i'll prefer biking =D running is so tiresome :D
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
2 Oct 07
Your Mom is right!running is far better than biking.When running you have more control, it is more beneficial to your body and mental health,you dont have to get onto something if you want to make a quick getaway,and you never have to worry about getting a flat tyre.!!!!LOL!!!!
@darkclow (23)
• Canada
1 Oct 07
running is better for you it helps you with your legs muscles and learn how to breathe proberly but also is better if you ever get attacked from a crazy man or girl plus if you run alot you will have more stamina in the day time since you will go to bed more at night then bike is also good for you helps build your leg muscles going up hill would help alot but i would choose more or less running everyday then biking cause if you get a flat tire or something brakes then you have to carry it all the way home
@sr0415 (1140)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
Hi Wino22! :) I love running and biking, at the same time. I was a varsity player for 5 years in Athletics, so you can just imagine that I am really into the sport of running. *hehehe* But during spare time, I choose to go on biking, especially when I want to drop by at my friend's house. Both offers the same advantage. It is in you if which is you want to do: either biking or running. I guess, on your mom's part, she wants you to run (instead of biking), it's because it's safe when you run. Unlike in biking, you may encounter accident if you fell off the bike. But again, it's your choice if which you prefer to do. (",) take care and God bless! \(",)_
6 Aug 07
I am going to go against the grain and say running, I now run three times a week and really enjoy doing it while listening to music, when i beat my personal best for a distance i have a great sense of satisfaction that i achieved it on my own and can feel my body improving, although it does put a great strain on my quads, however they then get stronger and i can improve again. I bike most places when it is not to close or far, and although it quicker and you can work for longer, it helps to have a decent bike which costs money, also i don't like to listen to music in case i put myself in danger because i cannot hear cars, this then makes enjoy the experience less. When i have finished running i am shattered but after about 15 minutes when my body starts to recover i feel great, it isn't just my legs that are tired-did you know one of the most important muscles for running are your abs. I do not get the same feeling after biking, instead my legs just absolutely ache because they are the only area i have been really working. At the end of the day it depends which one you prefer and what you want to gain. If you want to increase your fitness slightly but your legs a lot then go biking, if you want to improve overall fitness then i suggest running. If you just want to do some exercise a few times a week with no focu on really improving fitness then i suggest biking because it can be less exhausting and easier to see sights.
• Pakistan
3 Aug 07
I think Biking is better. Beacause Bike is running fast and man is running slow ;-)
@dimaks (786)
• Japan
3 Aug 07
for me, i think running is better because you get all your body parts moving and doing more intense activity than biking. in biking, sometimes you will a bit of pain in the back. but then you can also try brisk walking - walking fast, its between running and walking, you get what i mean? :)
@jzerbini (97)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Depends on what you mean by better, many comments pick biking here because it is easier and its not as stressful on your body. At the same time your cardio will most likely get a better workout depending on your running workout and biking workout of course. You could get in great running shape then go biking and be beat, same goes for biking. Both work different muscles, and different speeds and distances work muscles differently.
@Lucille7 (509)
• South Africa
26 Jun 07
I do not do either of the two as I prefer walking. But if I had to choose only between the two then I would choose biking. Although I wish I could run and have that endurance, but I will never be able to do the running thing. So biking is what will work better for me. Aaahhh if only I could ride a bike...
@youless (94778)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Jun 07
I will choose bike, as running is just so exhausting:)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
yah me too i like biking
@shadjee1 (604)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
Well it depends on your interests and how long you do it if you are into losing weight. For me I like biking more than running. i can go to diff places faster than when i am running.
@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Biking is better hands down. It's less stressful on the knees and legs, because you're not putting all your weight on them. I have a bad knee, and whenver I had to do a running program I always ended up with shin splints, twice which turned into stress fractures. Never had any problems like that when riding the bike. Only the few embarassing moments when I jumped the curb and the bike went one way and me the other lol :)