It's not just you. Here's the inner monologue we've all had on some of our darker trainer days. (Learn the best strategies for improving as a cyclist—indoors and out—in the Bicycling Big Book of Training, published by Rodale!)
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I'm good to go. Shoes on, shorts on, bike is set up just right, Netflix queued up. I'm basically a trainer professional.
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Minute 23 of 17
*Limps back to bike.* Forgot the kitchen floor would be slippery in cycling shoes.
Minute 104 of 17
Wow, how is it so hot in here?
Minute 155 of 17
Heat adaptation. It's just heat adaptation.
Minute 206 of 17
Should I be measuring how much sweat is pooling on the floor? I think I might be dehydrated.
Minute 297 of 17
Almost to 30 minutes. That means that I'm… 33.3 percent there.
Minute 458 of 17
Legs. So. Heavy. Are my brakes on?
Minute 469 of 17
... I mean my tire at least has to be too tight on the roller.
Minute 6010 of 17
An hour! I am a trainer LEGEND!
Minute 6111 of 17
Crap. That's the end of Game of Thrones. What do I watch now?
Minute 6512 of 17
Sooooooooooo very bored. Very very very.
Minute 7013 of 17
Sprint! Sprint! Seriously, start sprinting! Come on, legs!
Minute 7514 of 17
Man, I hope someone's home because I might collapse.
Minute 8115 of 17
Under 10 minutes. The end (and the shower) are so, so near!
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VICTORY IS MINE! *Climbs triumphantly off the bike, waving to make-believe fans.*