winter turbo training

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  1. graham66

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    with winter fast closing in here in england . would appriciate any tips on turbo training to get me through the winter.
     
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  2. graham66

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    under whelmed with the response think i will ditch the forum
     
  3. smaryka

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    More specific questions generally get more useful responses.

    In the meantime, http://bit.ly/So9rrI
     
  4. swampy1970

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    Judging by your other post regarding "tea" - I wish you would (ditch the forum.)
     
  5. steve

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    • plan your training session
    • use a good fan for cooling
    • prepare your bike eg; remove your good race wheels and don't burn $100 tyres on the roller
    • music, play it loud
    • hydrate well
    • visit the training section of this forum more often.

    Anyway those are my awesome tips [​IMG]
     
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    Fans. Multiple fans.
    Music: iPod or a stereo system with 250 Watts RMS per channel and a remote control.
    Towel: And paper towels. Indoor snot rockets are rude.
    Video: A laptop and any of Cube's or Collin's videos for starters. Sufferfest vids or old races on YouTube.
    Rollers. Turbos are stupid boring. At least rollers force you to concentrate just a little and break up the monotony.

    Hydrate? Meh...my longest sessions go for an hour. Anything longer and I can see why folks take assault rifles to their trainer. Now, if you're talking about a couple shots of Jack to numb the brain to stay on the trainer, I'm all for that!
     
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    Session plan and times. Nothing good happens when you don't have a plan.

    Fans front and back (one directly on the disk for the magnetic resistance - otherwise the power wanders during the session as it heats up.)

    Water - enough to quench the thirst. I have about 1,302,133 extra kcals stored midrift. If I bonk due to lack of glycogen then I'll flop around on the bike like a dead whale to burn some extra calories.

    Old headphones and fast tempo metal for endurance stuff >20 minutes. Definitely no tunes for efforts less that 10 minutes. The voices in my head don't effect the effort like listening to music does. I can't do the in-ear headphones with all that sweat. The 80's-esque original small over the ear Sony headphones work best for me.

    Power meter and computer somewhere that's easy to view.

    Big towel draped over the bars and top tube - this means that the computer does go on the bar mount.

    What would be ace would be a program to run on the computer that displays power meter data and also yells R Lee Ermey insults when you're not hitting the numbers... "You will learn by the numbers! I will teach you! Now get up! Get on your feet! You had best unfuck yourself or I will unscrew your head and shit down your neck!"
     
  8. Cuberacer

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    [​IMG]Indoor Trainer Workout Video
     
  9. ambal

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    Have any of you trained with these? http://www.thesufferfest.com/
     
  10. An old Guy

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    I find 30 minutes is best for me. At 100% FTP in 30 degree weather and a fan I still sweat too much. (I prefer 95%.)

    2 or 3 times a day - depending on how often I want to wash my clothes.

    My MP3 player helps.
     
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    alot of good training videos on youtube thanks for all your replies
     
  13. CAMPYBOB

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    Cube bombs another descent!
     
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    no doubt getting soft in your senior years. No way you use an MP3 player, wouldn't a gramophone would be more your style?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Magnifique!
     
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    I find a large collection of concert dvds completely elimates boredom and suits the constant pace required for base miles/heart rate training. I take the opportunity to gulp water every five minutes and see if I can do it without losing pace or cadence.
     
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    I was thinking of the training .. any suggestions?
     
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    Suggestions: big fans, a big towel over the bars and top tube, don't fall off, push on the pedals hard.
     
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