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New Turbo, need ideas???

thechangingmanthechangingman Posts: 61
I've just got my first turbo-trainer so that I don't go through last year's early spring pain of starting back out after a winter break and feeling 80 years old on a penny farthing.... :(

So, can anyone direct me to some useful training advice? Also, how do you get over the boredom factor? I've got a radio in the garage but too much of that is more of a problem than a help...
"There's more to life than bikes you know, but not much more..." (with apologies to Morrissey)

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  • Karl2010Karl2010 Posts: 511
    When i used to use the exercise bike in the gym id go on it for 1 hour.
    Id listen to some dance music on my Ipod. (currently david guetta album).
    Id also be watching my Heart Rate, Cadance, Speed, Power Output, whcih kept me ocupied.

    1 hour isnt that long, it passes quickly.

    You could try downloading one of the Suffer Fest Videos for motivation.
    I did the one called "The Hunted" last night and enjoyed it.
  • I just heard of these 'sufferfest' DVDs - what are they? Where do you get them?
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  • birdy247birdy247 Posts: 454
    www.turbotraining.co.uk is a website that I developed. Basically an online resource which has a real time stop watch thatsl shouts at you when its time to change focus in a particular plan. Loads of plans on there to give you some ideas..
  • bigpiklebigpikle Posts: 1,690
    +1 Sufferfest

    put in on and ride!
    Your Past is Not Your Potential...
  • +1 for the turbotraining site - well done birdy247! You'll need to supply your own visuals, though. You will also need to know ahead of time what workout you want, as the ones on the site are a mish-mash of user-created ones that may or may not be much cop.
  • step away from the turbo and get some fresh air out on the road bike
    going downhill slowly
  • bexley5200 wrote:
    step away from the turbo and get some fresh air out on the road bike[/ turbo are boring i know ive got one i hate training on it
    going downhill slowly
  • Butterd2Butterd2 Posts: 937
    +2 for thesufferfest
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  • oceheboceheb Posts: 124
    http://epicplanet.tv/
    http://www.trainright.com/folders.asp?uid=19

    Iv got CTS Training for fitness. Not boring at all :)
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  • bexley5200 wrote:
    bexley5200 wrote:
    step away from the turbo and get some fresh air out on the road bike[/ turbo are boring i know ive got one i hate training on it

    Beats the hell out of not riding at all though :)

    ( Snapped thumb ligament taking a tumble, physio says not to ride on the road till end of February :( . )
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