Join Date: May 2010
Bikes: Caad8, Mukluk 3, Trek Superfly, Gary Fisher Irwin.
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The conquer the trainer thread.
Enough whinning about the trainer people, if you think it's going to be tough it will. Lets start getting positive. No your not going to be able to sit on the trainer your first time for 2 hours without getting a sore bum, it does take some getting used to and you can do it. If you can do 4 hours without watching tv or listening to something you are one sick individual. Some will say you only need 45 minutes a day on the trainer, but for those of use who feel the need for more or have to put in base miles in march and its now colder than it was in February!
After a month on and off the trainer doing :30 minutes to 2 hours, my bum finally broke the 3 hour mark comfortably. Heres what I did:
Set the time goal.
use any tv or music youtube pro cycling videos are my best drug
supplement this with changing your pace/gear every 5 to 10 minutes, EX: I like to start in the "recovery" cog and up shift every 5 minutes
Two 5 minute breaks of the bike at 1 and 2 hours to stretch and refill water/eat.
I also recommend starting the ride without any media distraction and see how long you can go before you get bored since it is nice to not get totaly dependant on media. This way you can focus on how your pedaling form and breathing or meditate or ponder deep thoughts.
I now invite one and all to post your latest acheivements, goals, and tips however big or small.