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I got my new bike trainer all setup today. I hopped on for 15min after dinner to see what it was like. I swear I was like a kid on Christmas morning. Tell you what, it was hard. It was harder than riding outside. There's no downhill -- it's all uphill or maybe a little flat. I was lucky to hold 14-15mph which translated to 160-200W. For the fun of it I tried going hard and pushed it over 400W but my knee started singing to me so I backed down.<br><br>
This thing is either going to kill me or give me legs of steel come summertime. I forsee lots of pain and lots of reward. Why didn't y'all tell me about this sooner?<br><br>
Now I need a good plan.
 

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congrats! too fun, eh? And yeah, it's unforgiving. Take it easy don't push 400w like some of these monsters that post around here - they are aby-normal <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">... 200w is a LOT for many people. But you need to get used to it and remember where your fitness is at.<br><br>
No shame in pushing 100w and rebuilding endurance and then work on pushing up the watts.
 

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Doug--I have some workuts you can use with your wattage based trainer and heart monitor if you'd like to try them shoot me an email john (at) johnroden (dot) net
 
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