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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Monday, November 28, 2011

How do you really feel about the trainer?

Below is a little exchange that popped up on Facebook this weekend. 
I've been riding indoors since early October and as you can see from my response I don't mind the trainer at all.  My buddy Jeff is another story...he's a cyclist and very good at it.  He rides a ton of miles and is part of our local cycling club that is known for being hardcore.  Let's just say they don't even wait for each other let alone a newbie joining their group rides! Jeff hates the trainer and will ride through all kinds of weather instead of indoors. 

So this morning I had to continue the fun when I saw that he tweeted about a flight delay.  You see my morning plans included a trainer workout! I did feel bad that he was stuck at the airport with a flight delay though.

I don't know why the trainer gets such a bad rap.  How can you not have fun on the trainer when you've got Vin Diesel and Paul Walker keeping you company!!! That's right, today my trainer entertainment was the movie Fast Five. 

I have found that a good action movie is the perfect company for a trainer workout...you don't have to worry about the dialogue in case you miss something and the fast pace usually keeps me spinning at a faster rate too.  Today I rode for an hour and did my favorite 10 minute intervals.  I ride within each 10 minute interval in a ladder of increasing difficulty for 4, 3, 2, 1 minutes at each rung and then start over again at the easy level.  It's fun and is an easy to follow interval. 

So tell me, how do you really feel about the trainer? I'm all for it and use it to catch up on movies and stuff.  I've even had a trainer workout at a friend's house after she got too pregnant for outdoor rides. 


  1. you sound very active... i do exercise on a regular basis.. and since my husband recently moved to arkansas for a job (i stayed with the kids in california).. i find i am thoroughly enjoying the outdoors... running through the hills, and the golf courses....
    i am a new follower, interested in what your training is like...

  2. i am terrified of cars as someone gets hit daily in miami, so the trainer has got me riding a lot more