I'm currently rebuilding my scaphoid after a nasty ice-related crash so all my riding is on a turbo with tri-bars (thanks daver27) at the moment.
I was reasonably fit before the crash and am happy doing intervals etc but I feel that I might not be making best use of my time on the turbo.
I have: bike, a basic mag turbo with resistance remote, towel, legs, clock, dvd player, iPhone.
I don't have: SRM, HRM, ANT+, PC/ laptop, other acronyms, cadence.
My current strategy is: get on bike, warm up, either do 5*3min, 4*4min, 3*5min intervals or watch a Bond film and do fartleks whenever Bond girl/ villain is on screen, warm down. I'm planning to do 2*20s but haven't had the balls yet!
Do I "need" a HRM to control exertion beyond 'perceived effort'? If so, what's the best bang for buck for (significantly) less than £100?
Do I "need" sufferfest and how can I watch it without a laptop?
Training for general fitness, running and some big rides in July.
oh, and wtf is ANT+?