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  1. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    1 hour down, 17 more to go. Hopefully more than that but we will see how my neck does
    How on earth do you spend that long on a trainer?! My attention span gives out at far less than that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owlie View Post
    How on earth do you spend that long on a trainer?! My attention span gives out at far less than that!
    Tonight I was in spinning class, and I always start early to warm up as it is a kick a*s class. I am moderating things right now for my neck but I still want to warm up.

    So far the longest I've been able to tolerate the trainer is an hour, but that last 15 minutes is hard...good movies help

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    1 hour down...19 to go. Does not sound too bad Tomorrow I hope for the same. Maybe some quality time with Coach Troy vs a movie.

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    It appears I have a stress fracture in my tibia, so there will be no running for me for at least 6 weeks. I'm glad that I have this challenge to keep my sanity.
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    Ohh... that's sucky. At least it's winter. I know, that's not much of a bright spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owlie View Post
    How on earth do you spend that long on a trainer?! My attention span gives out at far less than that!
    I can go up to about 1 and 1/2 hours on the trainer. That usually involves either Coach Troy, watching a sporting event on tv or listening to tunes while spinning along with a Global Ride or Bike O Vision DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owlie View Post
    How on earth do you spend that long on a trainer?! My attention span gives out at far less than that!
    I 'videotize' myself -- I placed a TV with a blue ray player (one that has a USB port) in front of the TV. I do a workout from "The Sufferfest" series or put a recorded episode of something. However, before getting sufferfest videos last winter, I could never tolerate more than 30 minutes of the trainer.

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    Riding the trainer is a difficult thing.

    Our LBS has a set of 4 computrainers in the shop. I try and get there once a week to ride with friends. The nice thing about the computrainer, you get to ride with your friends even though we're all at different levels. And having company helps the time go by.
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    I could never do more than 45 minutes on a trainer, I can do a 45 minute spin class with a good 20 minute warm up. Something about being there with a group of people suffering and an instructor with contagious energy helps.
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    Doing more than an hour on the trainer is soooo hard for me. I had a friend that trained for an IM doing ALL her miles on the trainer (she lived in Minnesota and trained during the winter for a spring IM). Her longest ride was 7 hours. I would have surely lost my sanity long before the 3 hour mark.

    Why do you like the Sufferfest videos so much pll?? What about them made you get past that 30 minute barrier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tri Girl View Post
    Why do you like the Sufferfest videos so much pll?? What about them made you get past that 30 minute barrier?
    The music is *very* helpful for me, as well as the structured workout. I tried some other DVDs and I found I hated the talking and the overload of information, plus the music was bad. The guy who does the Sufferfest has some quirky sense of humor and the video includes some heckles. Instruction, quirky comments and heckles are flashed on the screen, there is no talking on the video. And the price is right for me ($12 versus $30 for a DVD).

    ETA: 7 hours on the trainer? OMG.

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    2/2

    30 minutes tonight. Was intended to be easy. I got carried away near the end.
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    I did 3 hours once with Coach Troy's Tough Love video. I'm going to have to do it again this winter. I like the DVDs where I can turn off the music and listen to my own stuff.

    I did 2.5 hours once using two different videos - Mental Toughness and Hillacious. That worked well because I used the change of video break for the bathroom and to refill my water bottle.

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    Even with movies (in this case, Dad's Army episodes), I can only manage half an hour. I have the attention span of a small fish.
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pll View Post
    The music is *very* helpful for me, as well as the structured workout. I tried some other DVDs and I found I hated the talking and the overload of information, plus the music was bad. The guy who does the Sufferfest has some quirky sense of humor and the video includes some heckles. Instruction, quirky comments and heckles are flashed on the screen, there is no talking on the video. And the price is right for me ($12 versus $30 for a DVD).

    Great to know! Thanks for the info. I'm always looking for *something* to make indoor riding during the winter a little less painful. I'm putting one on my Christmas list. Is there any one that you like more than another?
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