- Since I work full time, making Wednesday an active rest day prevents Monday through Friday from becoming a death march.
- Sometimes on Saturdays and Sundays, I will do Tuesday's rides because there is no way to make 4 hours any better than a very long time on a trainer.
- To prevent numbness:
- Hands: I move my hands to a different position about once a minute. Regardless of the position, I keep my wrists fairly straight and refrain from putting pressure on nerves.
- Crotch: At least once every 10 minutes, I stand up for about 15-30 seconds and I stop once every 30 minutes and take a 2 minute break.
- On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I get up at 4:30am, do the ride, a 30 minute nap and then go to work. This works better for me than starting at say 6am and not taking a nap.
- I use an old team bike just for trainer rides:
- It has the same setup in terms of dimensions and equipment as my current road bikes<
- There is extra padding under the handlebar tape
- I use a fixed gear so I cannot coast. The magnetic resistance unit has a cable that allows me to adjust resistance. I also have the rear brake pads set so they rub against the rim.
- Continental 'Gatorskin' tires last the longest of any tire I have tried