So why time? Because you cannot fit a good bike session on the road into 1 or 1 1/2 hours as you can on an indoor trainer. So why results? When training on an indoor trainer the measurement of the workout is much easier. I am by no means a triathlete that utilises technology very much, but maintaining a certain wattage for a certain amount of time is nearly impossible to do on the road.
How do I make the time pass on the trainer? Honestly? Focus and concentration – yes that is required! Then there are training specific DVD’s – I have used the ‘Coach Troy Jacobson Spinervals’ DVD’s for many years. They have dated but the workouts are hard and honest. Watching old TdF DVD’s also works for me – watching Ullrich take on Armstrong never seems to make me bored. My personal favourite dual of all – the 2003 TT where Ullrich beat Armstrong – go figure! Then there is watching live sport of sport highlights! Whatever floats your boat – but be ready to SUFFER if you want results.