First of all the speed and mileage doesn't mean anything since the resistance isn't the same as the road.IvanTheTerrible said:Hey guys,
So I got my trainer last week... used it twice already but I'm very dissapointed that I can't see speed and milaege since my computer is hooked up to the front wheel. Do I need to buy a new computer? How do you guys handle this?
I've done the "Recovery" Spinergy and that should be a crime. Recovery, my a$$. - TFFlaming OTB said:I like to use the Spinervals DVDs. Good structured workouts that work on specific aspects of training (Red Zone, Blue Zone, sprints, etc). Most of the workouts are very specific 40-50 minute workouts, but I also have the Time Saver DVD with 30 minute workouts that I use before work, and 80 and 90 minute workouts that I save for weekends when I'm forced to train indoors.
Who said anything about hating it or staring at walls? If some guy tells me he's got 500 miles logged already this year, and 300 of them are on a trainer, I'd say he still has a long way to go to make that 1st 500 miles. Unless he rides in the Holodeck of the Starship Enterprise. The trainer is a good fitness tool, just don't confuse it with real riding miles is all I'm saying. You can quantify your fitness on the trainer any way you feel like, but buying a new cyclocomputer, instead of getting a decent HRM, isn't the best decision IMHO.hayaku said:Training with only a HRM and looking at the wall will remind you how much fun riding outside is...I think the people that hate using the trainer hate it because they aren't using it effectively.
"I figure as long as I keep the resistance the same I can measure relative (not absolute) improvement." How do you keep the resistance the same? - TFOldteen said:I agree that trainer miles do NOT equal road miles. They're just different. Trainer= no wind, variable tire resistance, no coasting, etc...... At a moderate resistance I find trainer miles harder than road miles...and I don't mean just the boredom factor. (Maybe I use too much resistance).
Personally- I like my Astrale 8 and my HRM. I try to vary workouts to avoid boredom. Fast low resistance intervals one day, higher resistance "power" intervals a couple days per week, etc. I even make up "trainer TT's"- like set the tire resistance and ride an indicated 10 miles. I figure as long as I keep the resistance the same I can measure relative (not absolute) improvement.
Luckily there have been mild days here in the Midwest which let me get out on the road. Even able to do a "solo half century" a couple days ago.
Come on Spring!!!!!!