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Old 02-14-19, 07:59 PM
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I guess if the casinos banned smoking, all the weak-minded people that are incapable of weighing health and financial risks would be gone. I am a little surprised that there don't seem to be any non-smoking casinos though. I wasn't even in the casino when I had the bad asthma attack, I was next to it in the cafe.

I can understand the appeal of zwift, I just think I probably would be too undisciplined with it. I'd rather have a fixed workout scheme. Stress/recovery is how to get faster, not constant stress.
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Old 02-15-19, 10:27 AM
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I used to play video games as a kid but don't really enjoy them nowadays, so until I try zwift I don't know how I will feel about it. I have been following a basic cgn video for riding the rollers and it makes doing that a lot easier than it used to be just watching TV and trying to do some productive training. I started weightlifting this winter and that has really driven home the stress/recover thing for me.
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Old 02-15-19, 10:56 AM
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don't know if zwift has free month trials. I can give you a free month of trainerroad. Trainerroad has a good reputation for cancelling any time as well. I originally thought of just paying from November-March, but I have been using it year-round
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Old 02-15-19, 08:06 PM
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I might take you up that TR... I found a decent deal on a powertap wheel and a dumb trainer, that seems like it would work well enough with zwift and I guess TR too... and I could use the power meter on the rollers and outdoors too.
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Old 02-15-19, 08:32 PM
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When you are ready, PM me your name and a valid email address. You don't have to claim it right away, but if you never claim it I will get a little judgey. I have 2 to give away.
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Zwift has a free trial, at least last year when I gave it a try. It felt... uninteresting... after a while. I still want to eventually give their races and group rides a try eventually, but just ordinary riding felt boring despite seeing your avatar riding in a virtual world. I guess it felt meaningless, if that's the right word?

On the other hand, I'm using The Sufferfest for my indoor training and I don't get bored with that. I guess it's a bit like Trainnerroad, in the sense that there is a structure to the workout with various interval sessions at a variety of power targets, but with additional video and soundtrack and (sometimes humorous) onscreen prompts to keep me interested.
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