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Stage 1 of The Sufferlandrian route opens with Blender, which at any other time is a glorious, guarantee of suffering for 1:41:47. The erm…Other Route opens with The Best Way is Blended, a lovely SUF mashup for 1:03:43. BUT…TBWIB does NOT appear in the SUF route for 2024. I can NOT let that go so, let it be known that for Stage 1 of the Tour 2024, I shall do both, in KoS fashion, with no more than 10 minutes between.
My plan (?) is to do both routes. I’ll start with Blender on day 1a in one of the timezone and TBWIB+TDU4 the day after.
Something like that.
I haven’t checked for timezones and such, there will be a lot of improvisation in my ToS CoST
Since you brought up Blender, I have a critically important question that perhaps one of the Citizens can help me with…
What exactly are “pain shakes”?
Are they like a Couchlandrian milkshake except that they are made in a blender using a Sufferlandrian concoction of the highest quality cabbage and other special ingredients, or do they describe the involuntary quivering in one’s legs muscles brought on by doing those wretched high power-low recovery interval sets?
I suppose both options could be correct. It would be most helpful if I got some opinions fairly soon as I will be stocking up on ingredients to support my nutrition strategy for the Tour, and as of right now, I am completely out of cabbage.
As part of my training plan, I’ve just suffered through ‘Reveal the Path’ which is 3 fellas showing you their holiday photos from expensive, bespoke trips while philosophising about what an existential struggle it all was + a close up of a chicken being killed.
I would like to humbly suggest that this could be played continuously at the flogging stations from now on as I’m not sure I’ve ever suffered through anything more, the chicken part came as something of a relief to be honest.