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January 28, 2013

Tour of Sufferlandria – Stage 3 – Extra Shot + Fight Club

Woo. Action right from the gun, Everyone shot off up the road and, to be honest, I was hanging on at the back, desperately trying not to get dropped – legs a little stiff from yesterday. However, by the time the berg bashing came around, I’d perked up and started making up some time. Took a breather whilst the pack headed out of Mendrisio, but then all hell broke loose. Was it a full moon or something? Everytime we settled into a rhythm, some bugger would attack and we’d all be scrambling for a wheel. By the fifth circuit I was spent, but managed to hang in the front group, so all-in-all a good day, tough and could have been a disaster, but got through it.

Other than that, a 30 minute easy gym session, core, stretch and a little upper.

December 26th, 2012

Huh, well, that rest up didn’t last too long. I was getting a bit antsy not training, so I thought I would try out my new bike torture chamber down in the basement and ended up riding two hours. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem to have set my knee back too much…

Did my pre-abandoned Day 3 of Sufferfestukah – a Sufferlandrian double bill of Local Hero and Extra Shot. First up, Local Hero was the first video I bought from thesufferfest.com, but to be honest, it has never been one of my favourites. It’s long, for a start, at 1:25:00, and can be a grind to get through the sprints at the end. Favourite music track is probably “Let’s Go Shopping” by Twisterbait. Tacked on to the end was the Extra Shot: 20 minutes of down in one suffering – no warmup, cooldown or rest. At least doing these two as a double means that we get the repeated music track out of the way – the remix of Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” that is featured in both. I prefer the remix to the bloody awful original, but still…

So, ok, got a couple of hours in, heading for a big bike total for December, maybe even the biggest of the year, which would be neat! I think running maybe needs to wait another day or two, we’ll see…