Can you follow a session on this treadmill like on a turbo, ie, it adjusts speed according to a set session?
Not that I am aware of. I suppose you could follow by HR or RPE, or by using Stryd (measure power while running), and sort of follow a cycling plan for running. Sounds suboptimal at the very best.
TR for running is an idea @Nate_Pearson could comment on, perhaps?
Some existing discussion, but nothing concrete:
Thanks. I was wondering if you could programme it for, for example, something like 8x800m and it would self adjust to a certain pace.
I didn’t mean following a tr session, just a prescribed running session.
With a better trainer (smart trainer), multiple fans, a rocker plate, a dedicated table , etc indoor training becomes much more tolerable and even fun
Goes a long way. On days where you WANT to workout, then it’s just a bonus, but on days where you’re really borderline? It’s nice to have fewer barriers to entry. People can say HTFU all they want; I fully support the idea of making your training space as nice as possible. Building positive associations and actually WANTING to do it is always going to be a better long term solution than ‘dealing with it,’ if you have a choice.
Run both TR and Zwift on surface pro 4 without an issues, have done for years . Do have a usb fan from power supply pointing at back of Pro4 to prevent any chance of CPU throttling. Also have a usb hub connected for both ant+ dongles, one for each application.
Thanks! I’ll give it a go soon, and good tip on the fan. SP4 does get hot quickly.
For those looking for an upgrade desk, the Lifeline/Rad turbo desks seem to be in stock with some UK retailers.
They have been out of stock for a while! I’ve been looking new/second hand for ages.
Wiggle/Chain reaction also have them but £15-20 more.
Got that one from chain reaction a while ago and works well and good price also.
My 9-5 workspace becomes my after hours training place, recently removed a lot of junk and “decorated”. Kitty litter to help open up the airways
I have run zwift and TR on a sp4 and it was fine, no issues at all.
So glad you posted this! I was thinking of making my pain cave in a room with a liter box. Our liter box is hidden inside a China hutch base with closed doors minus the entrance. I was curious as to whether or not the dust would be bad on the lungs. How do you deal with it? You scoop pretty regularly I’m hoping! Haha
I scoop generally every day. Dust isn’t bad I guess, it doesn’t linger in the air but settles on stuff after a while. I do make sure to clean/wipe the bike and trainer regularly too, also use a vacuum cleaner on the trainer vents
now i updated my Paincave to 2.0
added this awesome pictures of @PusherMan to my wall behind:
added a Lifeline Desk (same as the Kickr but cheaper) and bought 2 new Vornado fans
because they are relatively small and take up little space at the table:
I placed the Headwind on the ground, optimal position on the lifeline desk, my cooling is now so great, that i don’t need towels during my rides and of course i can wear my Varifocal eyeglasses during the whole training.
I also started an experiment with mirrors, with these 2 cheap Ikea mirrors I now try to pay more attention to my knees and symmetry during my training:
thanks to all for the inspiration in here!
The mirrors are an excellent idea!
Thank you for the shoutout. They look great
How bad is the slope? Usually you can balance the trainer by adjusting it’s legs, but if you can’t you can always put something to act as a shim to get it leveled. I use a level bubble app on my phone to balance my bike in. Your fan placement looks fine. I tend to put mine closer though since I sweat a lot lol.
this Ikea mirrors are really designed for indoor cycling
bought 2 of them, the size is optimal, one for the left and one for the right side of the tire
Another Cyclist/Climber, good to see there are more of us