After not being able to do the video yesterday, today is the day. I’ll be doing The Sufferfest’s latest video “The Wretched.” I fully expect to be cooked after this workout, especially as David from The Sufferfest said, there are no easy bits. Oh boy.
Edit: now warming up, apparently I used to be a champ, and now I suck. I forgot how to suffer. I’m only good for my points. Silly UCI rules.
Edit 2: On Box Hill now. Getting warmed up. See you on the other side.
Edit 3: I’m done. Ouch. I think I’m going to fall off the bike now.
My thoughts: That was properly hard, and I can see it getting even harder the more time I do the video. There are a lot of quick changes between cadence and effort and sit or stand, so it keeps you guessing, but I did find myself trying to find my actual RPE of 8 at 80rpms while standing. Sometimes I was overcooking it, and sometimes I felt I wasn’t suffering enough.
That said, I’ve done a number of The Sufferfest videos, and this new one is definitely worthy. It packs a punch at 35 minutes of hard riding time, plus some for warm-up and cooldown.
I suggest you go check out the trailer, and brace yourself for the public release: The Wretched