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Avg. Roller workout time/mileage(14 posts)

Avg. Roller workout time/mileagejvr-oclv
Dec 2, 2001 6:37 PM
I just started using my Roller after a good year riding.(Approx. 200 mi. week)
My Avg workout time is about 30 minutes at approx. 12/13 miles in distance two times a day. Once in the morning a evening. I sure miss the sunny weather. Just wondering how my roller workout compairs to others.
Just got off mine.CT1
Dec 2, 2001 7:22 PM
I ride for 45-60 minutes at 30-32 MPH. I use the 53/12 and just spin my brains out. It's a very good "none stress" workout although I have to admit that I'm pretty fragged out at 60 minutes with this pace.

BTW: it's been BA cold/ugly in SoCal lately. :(

ride on
JohnG
i would like to knowWoof the dog
Dec 2, 2001 10:45 PM
what does BA stand for? B!tchass? Thanx for explaining because it is really important for me to know.

I rolled off my rollers today for like the first time ever. All this music...I donno. I mean I am a roller pro-dog, riding no paws and stuff, but I guess I wasn't paying attention. Lovely, just lovely....

in 53/12 I wouldn't say i can spin for long, maybe like 10 or 15 minutes as I can recall, then it gets pretty hard to keep a steady cadence...I think, I am not sure though. I mean you can make a rabbit eat pickles just like you can make someone ride 53/12 for a long time. Just hit them with a hammer a couple of times, or bite them in the leg or someping....uhm...never mind. In 53/15 I certainly spin forever.

Its weird, I was too busy and crashed too. So I wasn't riding for a week. Today, after 30 minutes of a high pace, my muscles hurt like a son of a gun. I can't walk up or down the stairs without having quad pain. Is so f***ed up. I guess I hit 'em too hard without less intensity. And a funny thing, it was hard to keep it in 53 13. I was riding 53 14 like the whole time and felt like sh!t. I mean I would do 53/12 at the same intensity (perceived of course) two weeks ago (because the week before this past one I was riding outside almost every day, it was so warm out).

Whatever makes you happy.....

Seriously looking for flees in my tail.

Woof, the honey producing dog-bee hybrid. Just kidding. i am really a cyclist trapped in dog's body. I also shave my legs...kinda gets weird looks being a dog and all.

Hahaha
Do you shave all four legs? nmmr_spin
Dec 3, 2001 7:58 AM
no, just the back two ;-)Woof the dog
Dec 3, 2001 8:24 PM
BA cold = "butt assed cold"CT1
Dec 3, 2001 7:30 PM
BA: Damn, it sort of doesn't make sense when you think about it.... does it. LOL.

I've got some ancient Minoura rollers with big 4+" drums and they do spin very easy. However, it did take me a loooong time to work up to holding 53/12 for a long time. I will also admit that I will drop back to 53/13 for short periods to rest my legs. I can't get my heart rate up above 140 even with this pace..... my legs just slowly burn out.

The best part of rollers is that I can bust my ass on them and I don't seem to ever get the day after soreness like I do when I have a hard road ride. I think it has something to do with the smooth steady pace thing that rollers do for you.

Hey, have you tried flea collars ??? hahah ;-)

good rides to ya
JohnG
Just got off mine.D1234
Dec 3, 2001 5:25 AM
It does really depend on the size of your roller. This makes a big diff. relative to the workload. Spinning your brains out in a 53/12 is damn hard- for 60 minutes. you must be an animal or else have large rollers.
Just got off mine.firstrax
Dec 3, 2001 6:18 AM
I have found that different tires can change how rollers feel. I tried my freinds bike and couldnt keep 25 mph to save my life. But on my bike with cheap Cont. sport 100's I can hold 30+. I also tend to over inflate for rollers.
bingo.... big rollers.CT1
Dec 3, 2001 7:23 PM
Just got off mine.jp2
Dec 3, 2001 6:02 AM
90 rpm is spinning your brains out? Was the 12 a typo? I usually avg 28-29 in a 53x17. It's a personal thing, I feel like I am going to fall over at 90rpm.
re: Avg. Roller workout time/mileagefirstrax
Dec 2, 2001 9:11 PM
I do 1 1/2 to 2 hours a night at 28-34 mph. I stop for 10 minutes every 1/2 hour to get some blood back in my crotch. I have a very large collection of movies in AVI and MPEG formats that I watch on the computer. Watching a good movie passes the time quickly and makes doing the extra time much easier. highly recommend it.
I usually do about 40-45 minutes, 2-3 x/week.bill
Dec 3, 2001 8:25 AM
Avg speed works out to about 23-26 mph, depending on what I'm doing. I have been trying to remain aerobic, so that I've been going steady in a 53-16, about 100 rpm, which translates to a HR of maybe 70-75% of max for a lot of the time. For intervals, and I have no idea whether they are counter-productive for this time of year, when I'm supposed to be working on an aerobic base as the books say, I hit a 53-11 at, for me, a high cadence (maybe 120 rpms), and my HR hits 90+% of max, and then I need to recover. Either way, the average speed may go to 26, but not much more than that (top speeds in the forties -- hit fifty once).
I don't about these people averaging 30 mph. I wonder what they're doing with the training time. Maybe they're strong enough to remain aerobic that whole time, but I know I couldn't. I consider myself a reasonably strong sport cyclist (I can hang with lower echelon racers pretty much; in a chase or a hill climb, I get waxed, but I've not been dropped irredeemably), but it would seem to me that, by everything I've read, unless you are maintaining aerobic function or going anearobic, basically all-out, in an interval, you aren't doing yourself much good, club hammerfests notwithstanding.
re: Avg. Roller workout time/mileageflying
Dec 3, 2001 12:56 PM
I use a TACX 1050 which has the smaller 80mm rollers.
30 minutes in 53x14 & Im soaked.
In fact I usually start with 5min in a lower gear & finish the last 5 also in a lower gear.
All at 100 rpm.
re: Avg. Roller workout time/mileageBruno S
Dec 3, 2001 7:35 PM
I do about 40 min twice a week. 30 of those in Zone 2 (aerobic) with 5 min warm up and 5 cool down. I'm also going 3 times a week to the gym and riding about 90 miles each weekend.