Given the title, we should have seen this coming. No it’s not a women’s specific training vid. It’s a collection of women’s pro racing with coverage of ladies that would rip your legs off and send you home crying and totally chicked. And, per usual, it appears to be done in The Sufferfest’s incredibly re-watchable style. This joins A Very Dark Place to give you a couple fresh videos for your torture chamber. It might be snowing outside, but it’s gonna get hot as hell in your quads. Full PR and workout timetable after the break…
FROM THE SUFFERFEST: For almost two years, we’ve been asked by Sufferlandrians to do the classic 2×20:00 workout. We resisted. We simply couldn’t figure out how to make it interesting. But then we got our hands on a full year of UCI Pro Women’s racing footage from the World Cup. Emma Pooley, Evelyn Stevens, Marianne Vos…the stars are all there in races like the Tour of Flanders and the GP Plouay. And then we hit on the idea of doing an entire stage race in one single Sufferfest video. Using those 20:00 sessions to do a full race simulation. Now, “it gets interesting.” Cue evil laugh.
This is the perfect complement to those short, intense intervals we’re so good at. So, get onto the trainer and into another world! You are a Sufferlandrian. And you’re racing for the Sufferlandrian National Team in the Tour of Sufferlandria. You’re expected to take the leader’s jersey (and a very special jersey it is) over the race, the stages of which are:
5:30 Stage 1: Easy, flat terrain at effort level of 6/10 with a few accelerations.
20:00 Stage 2: Rolling terrain with a series of attacks as the pack tries to take the lead from you.
20:00 Stage 3: More rolling, attacking racing in which you try to break away to get the lead back.
3:30 Stage 4: Team Time Trial in which you have to crush yourself in order to take the lead, and the Tour of Sufferlandria victory.
6:00 Recovery, featuring Mental Training Reflection from Athlete’s Audio.