Sometimes we do not need motivation to challenge ourselves. Sometimes we do. Other times, you see something that looks like a lot of work, and you think to yourself, “What the hell”. Well, a week or so ago, I saw this event in my inbox, and had a “What the hell” moment. I may regret it, but oh well, you only live once.
What is this you ask? 9 days of intense trainer riding. Anyone that has ever ridden with one of the Sufferfest videos will understand. These videos are masterfully crafted videos pulled from pro races, that put you in the role of racing with the big guns. Even when you aren’t feeling that strong, they get you spun up and next thing you know, you are pushing more power than you are used to. They are built to do one thing, make you suffer, in a good way, but it is still suffering.
Well, it all starts up Saturday, and goes for 9 days, riding between 60 and almost 300 minutes per day. In the deranged state of mind that all of this training has created, I saw it and thought, that looks like fun. Seriously, I used the word fun in this context. That should have raised some concern right there.
All of that said, there is something about it that appeals. If nothing else, 11 days from now, I should be feeling pretty happy to have it behind me.
IF you want to join in or follow along, join our Strava group @ WeAreOgre and see the hurt in vivid detail. If you really want to amp it up, join in with TrainerRoad and TheSufferfest. If nothing else, you too will experience the joy and pain of real suffering in the saddle.