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Average trainer hours a week

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by damnit jim, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. damnit jim

    damnit jim Monkey

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    Alright this might not be a suitable question for roadies (You know...all the secret training that we do!!!) But... how many hours a week do you spend on your trainer?
     

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  2. David SD38

    David SD38 Chimp

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    Five 30minutes mon.30 tue. 60 wen. 30 thu. 30 fri.
     
  3. damnit jim

    damnit jim Monkey

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    I'm asking the question becuse, I don't really want to ride in one spot, on the trainer or rollers, while dreaming of actually having the time to spend out on the road. I've also found that after a week of the trainer that old bit of road i've spent so much time on, is really not that bad, as a matter of fact its better than sitting on the trainer. But I guess it has to be done, I just don't like it!!! To much time sitting still.
     
  4. indieboy

    indieboy Want fries with that?

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    i spend as little as possible
     
  5. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Not enough... 4 hours a week. Unless I get bored with my playlist.
     
  6. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    between 2 and 3 hours a week
     
  7. damnit jim

    damnit jim Monkey

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    I guess I'm just living in denial about having to spend that much time on a trainer. I work at night and it seems my schedule dictates that I ride at night. Damn it!
     
  8. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    I'm going to try to do 6-8 hours/week of cardio (trainer, elipitical, tread mill, exercise bike) to get ready for a race in Feb
     
  9. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Ditto - though I find I ride much harder on a trainer than I would outside so sometimes it's very productive.
     
  10. The Toninator

    The Toninator Muffin

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    since i broke my collar bone 7 hours a week for the past 3 weeks. vicodin helps out with that though.
     
  11. indieboy

    indieboy Want fries with that?

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    trainers allow you to focus on exactly what you need to get done. makes most threshold and above type workouts very difficult b/c there's no variations in resistance like you'd see in the "real world".
     
  12. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Yup, that's really all they are good for is the intensity stuff. I'm not actually training for anything....except maybe a dual slalom race :devil: but I still train just for the sheer hardness of it. :)
     
  13. -BB-

    -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    Trainer?
    What's that?

    Bet you are missing the nice SoCal weather right now, huh Heidi?
     
  14. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Not the friggin slightest bit. I love winter and all the winter sports I had to struggle to do down in AssCal. :)
     
  15. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    0 seconds. I would rather ride in the rain at night in near freezing conditions than ride my rollers.
     
  16. damnit jim

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    Same here but...working at night and screwed up hours means I need to ride the trainer but (excuse#2) I just can't get into it.
     
  17. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    Generally Zero, Phoenix weather is highly condusive to riding. When I'm training for a specific event I'll do intervals on the lifecycle at the gym because I'm less likely to be run over while puking.
     
  18. G-Cracker

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    I'm with Reactor... Tucson weather is perfect so I've used my trainer twice in the last 6 months. Now that I've got a nice helmet-mount light, the evening rides don't bother me.