So this evening I had an unusual experience on the trainer. Normally I wake up in the early morning to complete my workouts, but being a Sunday I wanted to sleep in after a long week of travel. One thing led to another and I didn’t get on the bike until 6PM. My pain cave is located in my walkout basement and is setup next to a window, so outside light naturally enters the room. I usually hit the light when I enter the room, but tonight I forgot. It was bright enough when I started, but the sun set shortly into my Baxter workout.
I had my iPad playing a movie, but it was no match to the near complete darkness in the room. Something that was quickly apparent was the inability to critique my form as I normally do during Baxter. Something else that I wasn’t expecting was the what appeared to be increased difficulty. I don’t have any experience with sensory deprivation or anything of that nature, but it peaked my interest.
Has anyone actively trained in the dark or any other out-of-the-box strategy?