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    Turbo trainer sessions

    Anyone know any good turbo trainer sessions that work well for both fell running and cycling?

    Managed to aquire meself a freebie, not really the time of year for these things I know. But as it's new (to me) I cant help but want to have a quick play. And at the very least figure out how to use it.

    It's equipped (sort of) with an HRM, but no cadence monitor unfortunately!

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    Re: Turbo trainer sessions

    there's the infamous '2 x 20' session, which basically involves working at a constant rate near threshold for 2 x 20 mins with a five-minute rest spinning lightly in between

    you can measure 'near-threshold' effort by power or by HR apparently - I measure it on the gym bike by the flow of sweat off the end of my nose

    you'll find hods of info if you google it - including this bikeradar thread:

    http://www.bikeradar.com/commuting/f...b1e4a712c6b3ac

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    Re: Turbo trainer sessions

    eh up - i actually paid to download a sufferfest film (Angels) - it's an hour wok out with some warm up then some intervals with bike race footage.

    efforts are described as a mark out of 10

    it's about £7 - tried it out ended up with a right puddle of sweat on the floor - thought it was dead good

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    Re: Turbo trainer sessions

    I took the following TT sessions from the Chester Tri site last year, you will have to re-jig them for you own % heart rates;
    I've just decided I don't trust you anymore.

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    Re: Turbo trainer sessions

    I've just decided I don't trust you anymore.

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    Re: Turbo trainer sessions

    There are a few fell running specific sessions in sarah Rowell's book if I recall...
    “the cause of my pain, was the cause of my cure” Rumi

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    Re: Turbo trainer sessions

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanneke View Post
    There are a few fell running specific sessions in sarah Rowell's book if I recall...
    Yup, pages 108/109.

    I would post the session on the forum but the author has shown litigious tendencies on a previous thread.
    I've just decided I don't trust you anymore.

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    Re: Turbo trainer sessions

    I use this site a lot. http://www.turbotraining.co.uk/
    The Fells made me run you know!!

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    Re: Turbo trainer sessions

    for complete beginner and someone who has no idea of TT sessions, what bike you do em on normal excercise bike?
    They seem complicated are they, and are they easy to follow?
    How do they benefit you
    when best time to do them ?
    Thanks
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    Re: Turbo trainer sessions

    Ta for all those that posted on here btw

    Peter

    Best solution I found was to get a mountain bike with quick tyres and go outside regardless of the weather and pedal like hell up every hill. Probably not as productive as a well structured TT session, but suffering in the garage has it's own ways of trashing your motivation and resultant fitness

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