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Hello old friend. Been a while. Although after 45 minutes I remembered why we'd fallen out.
12 user comments
I'm just about to go and suffer the pain of 2 x 20 @ 300W's so I feel your pain...
Complicating matters since 1965
posted by DaSy [644 posts] 31st October 2009 - 16:47
dont do it, get yer running daps out and go round the park for 20/30 mins...
posted by Fringe [1081 posts] 31st October 2009 - 21:15
if there's one thing i dislike more than turbo training, it's running...
posted by Dave Atkinson [7044 posts] 2nd November 2009 - 11:31
Anyway, soon Dave'll have his 'cross bike, whack on some lights and it's night time cross round the Tumps. That'll sharpen the old handling skills
posted by Tony Farrelly [4112 posts] 2nd November 2009 - 11:36
night time 'cross? bring it on. are there many (any) night 'cross races?
posted by Dave Atkinson [7044 posts] 2nd November 2009 - 11:47
you just missed one Dave, Rollapaluza "Muddy Hell" Night Cross at Herne Hill last Saturday, plenty of time to train for the next one i guess
posted by VecchioJo [722 posts] 2nd November 2009 - 11:53
Did you go Jo?
Or were you porking out? http://road.cc/content/blog/10583-ride-pork
posted by Tony Farrelly [4112 posts] 2nd November 2009 - 12:59
i was pasta-ing out for Sundays (shhhh, mountainbike, shhhh) race at Thetford
porking the night before a race wastes valuable energy
posted by VecchioJo [722 posts] 2nd November 2009 - 13:21
I think I am in the small minority in the cycling world, that actually perversely enjoy turbo training.
2 x 20's and 6 x 4's being my staple diet, they hurt, but the payback is high for just an hour of effort which includes warm up and down.
The key is a really good fan, not a domestic grade one, you really need something commercial grade. The one I have makes my eyes water on the lowest setting, but I can go flat out and still hardly have a drop of sweat.
This is the one I use - Honeywell 18" Fan
Overheating can really limit your performance and ultimately the benefit you will get from turbo training.
posted by DaSy [644 posts] 2nd November 2009 - 13:42
I have only been turboing a week and I recokon it wont be long before the trainers are out and I am running.
posted by jimmythecuckoo [1186 posts] 2nd November 2009 - 13:56
Come, the night is calling and as for resistance training....
posted by Shaun Audane [699 posts] 7th November 2009 - 0:54
I love the turbo in Winter or when raining for weeks on end.
Get soem training DVDs or footage from other country and play your fave music!
posted by Zaskar [137 posts] 10th May 2010 - 21:57
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