Friday, December 25, 2009

Week Two, Day Five: 45 minutes on the Trainer

Merry Christmas!

What a great day to be off of work and have an indoor trainer ride scheduled! It was 32 degrees when we woke up and just cold.

After Annie and I made a nice breakfast I jumped on the fluid trainer for 45 minutes and watched, "A Christmas Story" and then "Steven Segal: Lawman".

Mindless shows like this are great for the trainer. I'd have to say the trainer is actually more boring then the treadmill. I have been mixing it up as I ride to get the most out of my time. Today was a 10 minute warm up in the small ring and then I did 4x 5mins of RPE 3-4. I'd take a 1 minute in between intervals to get the HR back down to RPE 2 and then repeat. I cooled down in RPE 2 and have spent the rest of the day on the couch! We are off to our friends house for Christmas dinner and I am expecting my nutritional intake to take quite the hit tonight!

Thanks for Reading,



  1. Yep, the indoor trainer is definitely more boring than the treadmill. However, it is nice to have a way to get your cycle training done when it isn't convenient to do it outside. Maybe you should look into getting spinervals.

    Merry Christmas to you and Annie.

  2. Hey Boomer - Even though the trainer is boring I am enjoying it! I can't wait to see what type of speed gains I am going to have on the bike once I get outdoors again. I was thinking about going out tomorrow morning before the football games but the temps are supposed to be in the low 30's again with wind! That is trainer weather for me! The spinervals DVDs are going to be a serious consideration real soon. I am burning through the DVR memory and am going to need something (-: