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    Trainer Fan

    So I've been suffering through using a trainer in the basement for the last few weeks. Biggest problem is overheating and dripping sweat all over everything. It really makes the time go s-l-o-w.

    Yesterday I finally dragged a fan out and set it up in front of my rig. Wow, what a difference! I was much more comfortable and much less bored! Maybe there was the psychological boost of having wind in my face, too!

    If you haven't done it yet, stick a fan in front of your trainer.

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    Naw--- Just set the trainer up outside in the garden

    Have to admit that the after effects of a hard training session in the basement are not that good. Especially the next morning.


    So as you don't perspire quite so much----Does this mean you are not working hard enough now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post

    So as you don't perspire quite so much----Does this mean you are not working hard enough now?

    Ouch!

    Acccording to my HRM I worked much harder with the fan blowing on me. Maybe it was the headwind?

    I'd train outdoors, but the cooling is a bit too effective at this time of year.

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    I use an old desk top fan all the time while on the trainer. It makes a huge difference by keeping me cooler and the HR down a bit. It is kind of dicey while I'm on the rollers. I've crashed enough times that the whirrling blades are something I do think about.

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    The title suggested that you were a fan of training. I view training like going to the dentist: a necessary evil. but evil nonetheless.

    Maybe I should use one. I'll go thru 24 oz. of water during a good Coach Troy session.

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    Instead of fighting the headwind, perhaps you should put the fan behind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tntyz View Post
    Acccording to my HRM I worked much harder with the fan blowing on me. Maybe it was the headwind?
    In addition to the headwind, you can get a more strenuous workout by raising the front wheel a few inches higher than the rear wheel. From what I hear it is a great way to train for hills / climbing !!
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