Rollers trainers and training

by SideBurn   May 19, 2012  

I hate rollers and turbo trainers. You sit there you sweat. Yuk. However I am training to increase speed and it is not going well. So I have dusted off my trainer, got my iPod the Giro is on; what more do I need? Have started doing 10x2 minute reps with 1 min rest to improve my 10 mile and 25 mile times (as well as road work). Anybody got an opinion on whether this is a good plan or have advice? Otherwise I suspect the trainer may eventually go back to gathering dust...

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I'm sure intervals on the turbo will increase your leg speed and help with power output. If you suffer from boredom then the 3LC DVDS are worth a look. I've got the Hill climbing one and the Sprinting one. They do push you to keep going when you feel like climbing off. Not wanting to sound like an advertisement but they are reduced at the moment too.

posted by Psycling [49 posts]
19th May 2012 - 11:37

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Check out sufferfest vids. For me they've turned using the turbo from torture in a bad way, to torture in a productive and worthwhile way.

posted by Stubat [12 posts]
19th May 2012 - 11:41

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Spinning class at the gym? Seemed to have an effect for me, and it's a class with music etc so the time flies by.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3020 posts]
20th May 2012 - 16:34

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