Choose your turbo carefully
Julia isn’t a big fan of the turbo trainer, but she’s currently spending a lot of time training indoors following a shoulder operation. She said that choosing the right piece of machinery made a big difference.
“A decent turbo trainer definitely helps to make wanting to get on the turbo trainer easier.
“I’ve found the cheaper ones feel like riding uphill all the time! I would put smoothness and road-like feel high on the list of requirements.”
Julia’s recommendations included the Kurt Kinetic models, with the additional flywheel, as well as the Le Mond revolution trainer, and the Elite Muin.
Hannah also prefers to use rollers before races to warm up, saying:
“The turbo is very much about power, if I just want to loosen my legs up, I prefer to use rollers. I wouldn’t do a turbo sessions the few days before a race.”
If you’d like to try rollers – check out our guide here.