The latest ramblings from the blog…

  • 2021 Tour of Sufferlandria – The Stats
    Whew. What a week. I thought the tour was going to be a physical challenge. Days over one hour on the trainer are tough on me. But in reality, the challenge was more mental than anything. Case in point, Stage 1. Two plus hours on the trainer, loads of training stress. Plus the Cobbler effort is 3 by 25 minute intervals. I tend to space out after 10 minute intervals and lose focus. But getting through this stage, which I would consider the queen stage, set the tone for the entire week and proved that I can mentally get through… Read More »2021 Tour of Sufferlandria – The Stats
  • 2021 Tour of Sufferlandria – Stage 7
    Have you suffered today? I did, and more than you. Where to begin today. I did not have a good night’s sleep. In fact, my Fenix said it was poor, lasted 5 hours and 31 minutes, and my respiration rate was sky high. Not surprised. My body is pretty much destroyed from this week’s efforts. Both workouts were done at 90%. Cadence was in the 60s. Survival was the only goal today. I don’t remember much except for the tears in my eyes at the end of the last interval of Attacker. Seven straight days of suffering. Too tired to… Read More »2021 Tour of Sufferlandria – Stage 7
  • 2021 Tour of Sufferlandria Stage 6
    The end is near. That’s what I keep telling myself. I broke down and took today and tomorrow off of work so that I can ride, rest and nothing else. Today I felt good. Surprisingly good. It helps that the two workouts featured the spring classics – Amstel Gold, Strade Bianche and De Ronde Van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders). One more day.