Right now.. ~1 hour just because that's how long my sufferfest videos are.
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I just got a trainer and I'm just getting back into cycling. Right now it is about 30 mins 4x a week. Looking to increase that with longer rides pretty soon.
These days? 0 hours. It's summer ... why would I ride inside on a trainer?
But during the winter, I'll ride anywhere from about 30 minutes to a couple hours whenever the weather is bad enough that I can't ride outside. The longest I've ridden on a trainer is 4 hours.
Between 15 and 40 minutes, 4x a week. I would do more in a session but I have my trainer in my gym so I end up using the weights or treadmill because I get bored.
Just got a trainer for Christmas. Doing 30-60 minutes. Its interesting that I find its easier the longer I'm on the bike.
After about 30 minutes it gets painfully boring for me. It helps to have the TV or a movie on, but even then I get bored easily.
About 60min on either is my starting time. I'll push longer but usually I plan my week around the weather well enough that I can minimize the indoor as much as possible and 60min is the (bitter)sweet spot. Besides, more than 60min on rollers/trainer gets mighty tedious regardless of the included "distractions."
30 minutes and I'm bored to tears!
Monday 80 minutes medium pace (4x20minute sets with 30 situps for each set)
Tuesday 60 minutes hard pace (4x15minute sets with 35 situps for each set)
Wednesday 90 minutes easy pace (2x20minute sets and 2x25minute sets with 30 situps for each set)
Thursday 60 minutes hard pace (4x15minute sets with 35 situps for each set)
Friday 80 minutes medium pace (4x20minute sets with 30 situps for each set)
If I don't break my trainer time into sets, I can only stand to be on it for about 50 minutes before my butt tells me "no more". I will occasionaly skip a day, but I always stick to the same routine.
1991 Trek 8700 - SS conversion - 'round towner
2009 Gary Fisher "Kaitai" - heavy commuter
2009 Raleigh Team - fast & light
2012 Raleigh Twin Six - Belt drive, IGH, CX
1993 Scott Santa Fe - dedicated basement trainer
1-2hrs at a time 3-4 sessions a week, staggered with weight training.
One hour if I am unable to ride outside.
2 hours last saturday and 1.5 hours on tuesday endurance pace.
I'm getting real sick of the whining, if you think a 30 is going to suck then it will. Man up and do two hours and watch TV wimps.
I limit myself to 2 hours at a time.
Anywhere from 2-4hrs a session. Did 3:30 yesterday.
1-1.5 hrs, 5/6 days wk various training vids.
Anywhere from 1-2.5 hours. My DVDs are great for when I'm motivated and my TV or PS3 is great for when I'm not. If I do a long haul watching a movie or something, I make sure to periodically do some high rpm sprints to get my HR up and simulate a split decision to punch it on the road like I would in a club ride. For me this is a nice way to keep my fitness level up and work on my spinning muscle memory during the winter so that my first 'real' spring rides don't hurt so much, if at all.
The key is to find what will occupy your mind on the bike. Some days it's the desire to punch out a trainer DVD and just kill it (me) others it's chill out and watch that new movie I've been meaning to see and get a little training in rather than sit on my lazy a$$.
1.5 hours to 3.5 hours. Depending on what day the training falls under and condition. I don't use it too often though living in So. Cal. Typically, it is more of time constraint I would jump on trainer than weather constraint.
Rollers! Generally 30-45 minutes or whenever the album I'm listening to ends. I am by no means doing a serious training routine.
Related question: I bought a slick racing tire because that's all my one-horse town had without special ordering. Clearly not ideal based on the rubber gunk stuck to the roller, but I got a flat while on the rollers last time I rode (wtf?) which was on the inside of the tube. Rim tape installed right. Never happened with my crazy-loud regular road tires. Could that be caused by the new tire or is it more likely that I had the tube pumped too high or something?
Typically 45 minutes to 2.5 hours depending on the purpose and intensity of the workout.
I am on for 1hr to 70 minutes max using a kurt kinetic road machine and sufferfest videos.