I have a CycleOps too and love it. What bike do you have on the trainer at the moment? If it's a mountain bike or a roadbike with knobby tires, change them for a pair of slick tires (ones without tread). I did this for the DW who has taken to putting her MTB on the trainer and I could always tell when she was on it! I got a cheap MTB slick for about $20 and changed it myself - changing tires is an essential skill for any cyclist and the sooner you learn, the better.
I also have a trainer tire on my roadbike which is designed for use on the trainer. It's bright orange and works great - very hardwearing and it doesn't heat up as much as a normal tire (or leave that black rubber stripe). The only problem with that is that it's a right pain to mount - the only tire I have to mount with levers.
If you already have slick tires then putting the trainer on a mat (or a bit of carpet) is a good idea.
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