UPDATE – It’s official – Nancy Toby is a genius and she knows everything. Her comment to this post was “I know some of these Performance trainers were recalled because of problems with the attachment for the axle ” so I looked it up via Google and found:
My exact model is on the list and what’s worse is I’m pretty sure they sold it to me AFTER that recall notice came out. For once I wish I had kept the receipt forever. In fact, I probably JUST threw it away a couple of weeks ago.
If you have a problem just ask Nancy. I’m pretty sure she can fix it!
— Original Post —-
Today I went and swam my usual 2100 yards. It actually wasn’t quite the usual as we did ‘monthly 200s’ where you swim 4 200s descending (those are yards, not meters) with your starting 200 at the pace of your #2 200 from last month (the coaches keep your times which you record in pencil on a tile). It’s hard and I don’t do ‘descending’ but today I did! 3:55, 3:50, 3:47 and then the coach let us off the hook – huzzah! So I’m slow but whatever. I got it done.
When I got home I was very proud of myself for popping in a Spinervals DVD and getting on the trainer. It is a DVD with 3 short routines, the first of which is 90 second interval training. During interval 2 my trainer fell over and I ended up under my bike. “DAMNIT!”, I thought, “I was sure I had the thing kicked out all the way and stable. I got up, put the bike back in the trainer, got it all nice and stable and started again. Right after interval 5 as I was cooling down – BAM! there I was on my side again.
WTF??? Why is my trainer doing that? It was beyond annoying and I quit, 4 intervals short of a full load.
So – Shelly, TriMama, Carrie, Momo, anyone??? I know all of you ladies use your trainers a lot as do some of you gents out there. Do YOU ever just fall over? What am I doing wrong?
I have one of these
A Centruy Fluid Trainer from Performance Bikes.