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CompuTrainer Testing--OUCH!!!(3 posts)

CompuTrainer Testing--OUCH!!!JFunk
Jan 7, 2003 10:19 PM
Man, Just completed my first series of tests on a friend's CompuTrainer, and all I have to say is OUCH, that hurt!

We did the 16mph for 3 minutes each at 50,100,150, and 200 watts recording HR and then the 1 min recovery HR.

Moved on to the aerobic threshold test, which really got bad at aout 300 watts. This one you go for 1 minute at 18mph, seated, without shifting and 20 watt increments until you can no longer hold 18mph.

Finally we did power testing. A flat 0.2 mile course going for max watts and highest average watts.

It took me 20 minutes to feel like I wasn't going to puke! I was a cross-country runner in college, have been riding since I was 13 competitively, and run 20-30 miles a week now in addtion to riding, and I swear I have never been pushed that hard in such a short time.

Now here's to hoping all this suffering and info gained can go to use and I can become a stronger rider for it!

Anyone else have this experience?

JFunk
re: CompuTrainer Testing--OUCH!!!chriscpa
Jan 8, 2003 7:11 AM
hey,
I just got a computrainer. Wondering if you can provide me more detial about these tests, and range of results. I am interested in doing some tests to check my progress.
my email: yng2@hotmail.com
articles at CT websiteDougSloan
Jan 8, 2003 7:29 AM
http://www.computrainer.com/html/coaching_corner/compucoaches.html#training

Doug