Decided to up the stakes in terms of the turbo riding and purchased my first Sufferfest video, opting for The Hunted. It was very good, the time just seemed to go really quickly and there was good variety in the session. I’ll be downloading more.
Sweaty sesh on the turbo tonight. Daft Punk: Discovery as tunes and 16.3 miles in 30 minutes. Might have to start taking this training seriously.
Another sesh on the turbo tonight, much better training and cooler as it was drizzling a bit and helped keep the body temperature down. Chemical Brothers: Dig Your own hole provided the tunes as I put out 15 miles in 30 minutes. Given I only did 10 in 32 minutes in the first session I can quite pleased with progress – further gains will be harder to match.
I thought I would say a few words about the tech. I am using a Wahoo Bluetooth heart rate chest band and one of the combination cadence and speed sensor. Its all Bluetooth 4.0 kit so uses very little energy and isn’t a constant drain like older Bluetooth technology.
Pretty pleased with it so far and can’t think of anything I’d change. I stick the phone on a window ledge in front of me when on the turbo in the back yard or in a jersey pocket on a ride. I looked at the Wahoo bike computer, but really don’t think I’d use it and there is no way I am going to bar mount the iPhone. If I had the cash I’d be tempted to bring a Kickr trainer back from a trip to the US. They look awesome, it would be cool to be able to do a virtual training ride up Alpe d’Huez with the turbo constantly varying the resistance along the climb.
Ended up getting ill. That took me out for two weeks. Then was really busy. Moved digs. Did a track day (involved wrecking a classic 1970s Alfa Romeo). Faffed trying to do up the house to sell it. Was really busy again. Other excuses…
Any way last night I did 10 miles on the turbo. It was hot. It was boring. It sucked, but I did it. More to come.