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I’ve started really enjoying the race videos from Trainerroad and NorCal Cycling when the efforts are hard and I need to see some motivation. If it’s hard workouts I won’t listen to commentary and instead will listen to music. Or I’ll put on a music video playlist on youtube.
I’m watching vegan cyclist videos, I enjoy his race breakdowns and video quality. I also enjoy Phil Gaimon’s worst retirement ever and NorCal Cycling. I love TR but the cognitive load when Chad does deep dives is too much for me
Easier days I listen to the TR podcast, watch the move, NorCal cycling, Phil gaimon, velonews, also hot up the fasturdays podcast on their website (Pete Morris is a frequent guest). If its anything sweet spot and above, I usually have to do music. Once I’m at this level, I find hard to listen to and retain info from podcasts and videos. For music, it’s mostly Spotify playlists, my own YouTube workout playlist that I’m always adding to, and I kinda like velobeats on SoundCloud (it’s got some good long mixes for longer workouts). There is a thread in this forum for training playlists.
Lately I’ve been experimenting on recording my outside rides on camera and using the footage on my indoor rides. There’s also YouTube videos of ride footage out there. For intervals though, I prefer race videos. Music always helps for all occasions.
Depends on the intensity of the session. The higher the intensity, the more I will use either a playlist that I call cycling inspiration or just music. During less intense sessions or build session I have watched many action type of series such as Vikings, The Flash, Marvel and DC action movies, stuff that I don’t mind losing the plot a little. I put on races if there are good ones recently and this last year the cyclocross races were just money. Overall that is it. although I have also reconned local A-events and watched videos of BWR San Diego earlier in the year and that helped with motivation too.
Video game speedruns on YouTube have been my go-to this year.
That, or the picturesque sights of whatever Zwift route I am riding.
Before I added an iPad to my trainer setup, I kept my visuals strictly to the beautiful blue rectangles of TrainerRoad. I tend to train later at night and don’t like using the TV as I’ve got a 2 year old hopefully sleeping in the next room over.
I tend to stick on any podcast/ GCN race and have TR in mini mode. In the past I’ve ran RGT parallel to TR as an alternative but the last update of RGT/ TR they wanted the Ant + dongle in isolation (whereas before they were was happy to share). I might be able to get round it with 2 Ant+ dongles if not I’ll probably drop RGT.