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.”
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.