The Dreaded Trainer: Week 1

Last week was my first week becoming re-acquainted with my dreaded bike wind trainer. I haven’t put my bike on it for about a year and a half, after taking last winter off completely.

On Wednesday I had my first indoor bike session of the 17-weeks to Spring coached program that I’m taking and coaching (on Thursdays). In this program we bring our own bikes and wind trainers. The worst part is transporting the bike and the wind trainer from far to building and up a huge flight of stairs. I know that it’ll get easier, but last week was not so much fun. I am going to try to take a picture of it.

It’s a good thing that I’m getting on my trainer this early in the season. It feels like I’m actually contributing to my over-all training goals. On Saturday, I went on the trainer at my house for 1.5 hours. I did core and stretching after. It was good, but through the third episode of Sex and the City I wondered how I was ever going to do more than 1.5 hours on this trainer. Maybe it’ll get easier as I spend more time on it. It’s definitely easier to do structured intervals while on my trainer than outside.

The trainer must have worked on my legs a bit because they are sore today. I also did a pretty kick-heavy swim workout yesterday at the tri-club swim session. Even though it has been a pretty stressful couple of weeks, I’ve more-or-less stuck with my training plan. I’ve stuck with it enough for it being November anyway. January to August will be another story.

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