Got through Stage 6 at 100%. It was tough but short. I can handle high intensity workouts when they are only 40 minutes or so. It is the long, punishing high intensity efforts that scare me. Like Stage 9. Three hours of suffering.
I can hardly wait.
Bereda Training has a great post on how to withstand the misery of the Tour of Sufferlandria. If you haven’t seen the metrics that most cycling enthusiasts use to track their workouts, then it may come as a bit of a shock to see all of the data underneath the misery.
I don’t need all of that data to know that the Tour is miserable. I can feel the misery!
The only way to withstand the misery of the Tour is to finish all of the stages. And I will finish all of the stages.
A vomit bucket might help though for when it gets too miserable.
Stage 7 awaits this evening.