The Suffer Fest: Downward SpiralBy Will • Feb 1st, 2010 • Category: Cycling
I hate riding indoors, and readers of this blog know that I will endure freezing temperatures to avoid using an indoor trainer.
But given the ice around at the moment, I thought I’d take a look some training videos suggested to me by friends.
www.thesufferfest.com offers two new training videos that make hard, indoor training “almost” fun.
From the web site:
At Sufferfest Studios, I make the hardest, most exciting, most get-on-your-bike-and-suffer-your-ass-off cycling training videos in the world. Our videos are the only ones to feature officially licensed footage from professional race organisers like the ASO and the UCI, brilliant, hand-picked music, and structured workouts that you simply need to follow (if you can).
Today I did “The Downward Spiral.” The video is great. Lots of recent Paris-Roubaix footage. I almost died trying to stay on Tom Boonen’s wheel. There is no way I could work this hard on a trainer just watching TV.
How hard did I work? Below is my heart rate graph. Anytime it spikes into red …. it hurt. A lot.
I highly recommend The Suffer Fest videos.
PS – to my Aussie friends: The “rest” parts of the video is riding in an Australian club ride Peloton (in search of a donut store I assume).