update: Apparently the reason this video got made is because they guy doing the ILRT was lambasted on some cycling boards for claiming he could do it. After you watch the video you’ll see why.
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I don’t know about you but winter is not my favorite time of year. Some of you claim that you like running in the snow. When I read that my head screams “OH SURE – SURE YOU DO!” And you might. I don’t like running when it is 40 out so I have a little trouble relating.
Swimming in the winter is nice. Even when my car is wearing a crust of frost and I know I’ll be high stepping across a very cold deck to grab a board and a pull buoy before I can jump in the heated water I don’t mind. I love steam coming off the pool surface and the silky feel of the water.
Cycling is another matter, though. Just about wherever you are, winter means riding in the trainer and I hate the trainer. It always feels like my groin is in a vice grip and it’s really hard to watch a movie or listen to a book and really focus on form and cadence. No scenery, no real hills, no entertainment at all – just hard work and for someone as lazy as me that means really, really hard work.
This guy seems to have cracked this problem by coming up with something new and different. He isn’t using a trainer – he is on rollers. Check it out and tell me how soon you intend to try this little training trick (requires Windows Media Player. Click on image to show video).
Alrighty then – get ready, get set – GO!