How To

How to plan the perfect turbo training session

Preparing location, intervals vs. duration, motivational tools, group vs. solo, monitoring effort with hrm or power

Einstein was a clever old chap, there’s no denying that, but what he may have lacked in knowledge behind the science of turbo training he certainly made up for in other areas – most notably his theory of relativity, whatever that is?

“When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour” Albert once said.

The humble turbo trainer is likely to make a seasonal return to your training schedule with temperatures plummeting. pic: ©Deborah Malin

Likewise, in cycling terms, an hour out on the open road can pass in all but a few minutes whereas an hour on the turbo trainer can seem like forever. Now that’s relativity we can all relate to! So let’s find out how to beat the boredom and maximise your turbo time.

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