With the days getting shorter and colder weather moving in, I wanted to start a conversation about a somewhat dreaded topic…riding indoors!
Towards the end of last season I suffered a back injury that left me needing to rebuild my fitness over the winter. Paired with an epic snow year, this meant riding indoors was my only option more often than not. Having been a cyclist that prided himself on riding outside throughout the year, this was a huge shift for me. Here are some things I learned along the way. I am interested to hear your tips/tricks for staying motivated and active riding the trainer this season.
I am happy to report that come March, I had done enough work to shift my inside training to outside rides with ease. By May, I was in full swing and ready to rock. What have I missed? How can I make my time riding inside even better this year?
it is Greg over here in cold snowy Michigan. As I am staring down a dark and dangerous riding season I am trying to find my stoke for indoor training. I have been an indoor rider for a few off seasons with mixed results. Some years I am really dedicated and some years I am sporadic at best. I have been using Trainerroad the past few years. This year I switched to Zwift. For some reason I am just having a hard time getting motivated. In years past I find it motivating to have a big ride early in the season to train for or having another person to computer with.
I have the trainer all set up with fans, a Wahoo Kickr Core and a tv but I am struggling with getting going. Any advice for re-kindling the stoke? my big ride for the year 2020 is in August so no big incentive to get my butt in gear.