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2006-12-02 5:40 PM

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Subject: Longest Workout on Stationary without going mad

 

What's the longest ride you do on your stationary during the winter months. My max is about 3 hours but then I start to get muscle camps in my legs and can't go on.

I'm getting bored of music so I'm looking for some good DVD's to watch to pass the time now. Something inspiring like old Tour de France's or something.

 



2006-12-02 5:51 PM
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I never managed to stay on one of those for more that about 45 minutes.
I moved to the caribean, so i don't need one anymore :-)
2006-12-02 5:56 PM
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Ride outside whenever possible

With proper clothes riding to 30 is comfortable, 20's is a bit more difficult but clothing/layer is key. Today it was feel like 38 with gusts up over 30, going downhill working hard to keep going 16 when normal hit 30...but soooooo much better than the trainer.

My longest trainer ride is just over 2 hours last winter. Last year I was bored easily, this year 60 minute workouts seem easy. It may be that I save my favorite TV shows via Tivo, watch them with my kids and have specific workouts to do with my new powermeter all which keeps me busy and on track.

2006-12-02 7:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Longest Workout on Stationary without going mad
Around 60 miles but forgot how long it was. Probably around 3 hrs too.
2006-12-03 10:13 AM
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3 hours....I live in Canada, too, so know the crapiness of having like 6 months a year of winter!! 

I try to use tv/video/music as a reward/incentive. I'll ride for 30 min in silence, then watch/listen for 30 min, and so on. I found that when I had stimulus (ie tv/video) for the entire 3 hours I got bored of that, too. This way, I'm  training so I don't rely on distractions, it prevents the distraction from getting boring, and it takes ALOT longer to go through the video collection!

2006-12-03 10:19 AM
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Wow...I have only worked up to 30minutes and feel that I'm at my limits...maybe you are all already mad?



2006-12-03 10:22 AM
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2006-12-03 10:39 AM
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Subject: RE: Longest Workout on Stationary without going mad
Boy, I feel like a weenie. I can survive right at an hour before I can stand it any more. I've found that I struggle trying to watch TV due to commercials and I get bored easy. Watching Ironman-centric DVDs is helpful but I have my limits even with those.

A training partner is coming over today to ride so we'll see how far I can go.

Chap

2006-12-03 11:50 AM
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The longest I've done so far has been 1.75 hours, or two episodes of the Soprano's.  Netflix has become my best training partner.  I'm still only in season one (just started a few weeks ago), and I plan on having them keep me company on all of my trainer rides this winter.  I think it'd be cool to make it through at least one full disc (4 episodes) in one sitting (riding?) sometime this winter, especially if the weather limits my running at all.

2006-12-03 3:00 PM
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The longest I've managed is 1:45. I'm hoping to push that because I really like the effect of the extremely steady state the trainer gives you. I'm training for IMAZ, which is relatively flat, so I want to be able to crank out consistent wattage for a long time.
2006-12-03 3:53 PM
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I had to do a FOUR HOUR trainer ride after a two hour ride in freezing rain... (It was the last long ride before my IMFL training started to taper back, and I had to take it indoors after the first 40 miles...!!!) Don't know if I'll EVER do that again in my life. Thank God for DVR!



2006-12-03 3:57 PM
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I did a 3 hour ride once and swore I would never do it again. Fortunately I live in the South were we can pretty much ride outside year around.

Trainers are great for interval or drill workouts though. Luckily those aren't usually longer than 45 min to 1 hour.

2006-12-03 5:50 PM
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Ok,

 Then I'm not too crazy for going for 3 hours next weekend....that's the plan!

Woohoo!

2006-12-03 5:57 PM
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I like the 3 hour spinerval.  There's a new one out now for century training.  It is 3 DVDs and you spin for 5.5 hours!!!!
2006-12-03 9:04 PM
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Subject: RE: Longest Workout on Stationary without going mad
KathyG - 2006-12-02 6:56 PM

Ride outside whenever possible

With proper clothes riding to 30 is comfortable, 20's is a bit more difficult but clothing/layer is key. Today it was feel like 38 with gusts up over 30, going downhill working hard to keep going 16 when normal hit 30...but soooooo much better than the trainer.

My longest trainer ride is just over 2 hours last winter. Last year I was bored easily, this year 60 minute workouts seem easy. It may be that I save my favorite TV shows via Tivo, watch them with my kids and have specific workouts to do with my new powermeter all which keeps me busy and on track.



I'd love to get a ride in but it's not the cold stopping me. The roads are clear now, but we had our first snowfall so they are salting the roads. I made the mistake of riding my first bike during the winter months. Never again - it ruins your bike.

I've never managed to make it longer than 45 min on a trainer. I'm hoping to get one of my own this year, but just to keep my legs used to the bike. Skiing will replace the biking volume until mid March for me.

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2006-12-04 2:10 AM
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Subject: RE: Longest Workout on Stationary without going mad
on a stationary bike staring at nothing but a wall i have ridden for 60 minutes. on the treadmill I have ran for 140 minutes. I watched gone in 60 seconds and listened to a cd and had some time left over. being on a submarine sucks, so anytime the weather is windy/rainy/crapy, at least you can go outside.


2006-12-04 6:20 AM
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TimmyMay - 2006-12-03 6:50 PM

Ok,

 Then I'm not too crazy for going for 3 hours next weekend....that's the plan!

Woohoo!

That's still debatable!!! I'm good for about 1:15.......I'll leave the rest for you guys.

2006-12-04 7:51 AM
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1:30 is my longest and its not bored that gets me its the bike. I am just exhausted. I can not wait to get better and put in more and more time on the bike trainer. I am all about the trainer. I find the bike trainer but better than outside but I usally only do it for 1:00 at a time.
2006-12-04 9:35 AM
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3 hours but when I do anything over a hour and half I put in a movie and try to focus on it and time usually flies I just go through tons of towels.
2006-12-04 11:05 AM
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Subject: RE: Longest Workout on Stationary without going mad
I've gutted out 1 2:45 workout, which felt like about 15 hours on the roads. the 2:15 yesterday was about the upper limit I can do semi-regularly and still maintain some semblance of sanity.
2006-12-04 1:54 PM
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3 hours here of back to back Spinervals, which is a very tough physical and MENTAL work-out!

-Kim


2006-12-04 2:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Longest Workout on Stationary without going mad
Pick yourself up a full season worth of DVD's for your favorite show or one that you want to get into but have never had the time.  My max is about 1 hr 30 mins though.  The last 10 mins of that workout seem to be never ending.
2006-12-06 1:54 PM
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Subject: RE: Longest Workout on Stationary without going mad
Ron - 2006-12-03 10:19 AM

Wow...I have only worked up to 30minutes and feel that I'm at my limits...maybe you are all already mad?



I'm right there with you Ron. I can have sports on the TV and even that doesn't help. This is coming from a guy who can watch 10 hours of college football in a day and I just can't make the trainer thing happen for more than 30 minutes so far. If I could get it up to an hour, I'd be happy with that.
2006-12-06 1:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Longest Workout on Stationary without going mad
1:30, I'm aiming for 2:00 at some point this month
2006-12-06 2:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Longest Workout on Stationary without going mad

I made it over an hour on Sunday. I think it was about 1 hour and 3 minutes. My max time is about the same with the rollers too though I get bored less easily.

Luckily it doesn't snow here much, so I can ride outside year round.

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