I've never used a computrainer before, but I heard that it is pretty cool. So, I decided to break my 2 month streak and sign up for the session. The only problem was that it started at 5:30AM, which meant I had to get up at 4:30 to be there on time to get set up and going. I have not woken up that early since IMAZ! With IMAZ training, I was always getting up at the "butt-crack of dawn," but since my race, I have to admit it's been nice sleeping in till 6:45ish every morning.
My 4:30 alarm totally woke me up from a deep sleep, but I crawled out of bed, got dressed, ate a PureFit bar (review coming soon), and headed to the session. There were 7 of us total, and we all looked like we just crawled out of bed, but none of us cared...it was awesome!
|All of our bikes set up! How awesome are the fans?!|
BUT, once we started, I was surprised at how good I felt. It seriously felt like I hadn't taken 2 months off from riding at all. I felt strong and although there were some hills I had to get up out of my saddle to power up, my legs responded pretty good to the crazy hills. :)
Here is what I thought was really cool about the computrainer:
1) The resistance automatically changes depending on whether you're going uphill, flat, or downhill so it is almost like you're riding outside.
2) You can track your progress throughout the course and see when a hill is coming up
3) It gives you tons of data including speed, avg. speed, watts, avg. watts, distance, etc. I actually really liked watching the data and can definitely see why people buy these over a regular trainer to train with.
|Drenched with sweat after the ride|