So Stoked to do Ride for your L1fe. My son rides for the team that Robbe Cuerens of Team Novo Norkdisk rode for as an amateur. Looking forward to the story especially when it is so close to home. I know his grand dad who is still part of the team and an awesome guy, a great inspiration.
Making of the hour is good as is Fursa, must get round to Wahoo Frontiers too.
Just did “Ride for Your Life” for the first time and was impressed by how much effort went into making this video, as you can see from the four minutes of credits at the end, but also by the fact that pro racing is just incredibly hard, even without the added issue of athletes dealing with diabetes. Of course, the purpose of the team is to promote the idea that you can not only live with diabetes but actually be a high-level athlete with proper management. All indications point to a global diabetes epidemic, which is to some extent preventable, but for those who have to live with it I hope that the video’s message brings some comfort. Still, it must be tough to be a hungry pro racer on a team that had its last good year in winning terms in 2012!
Sorry we can’t get the breakdown to appear on the progress page in SYSTM at the moment.
The best way to make sure you get all the workouts done is to click on the hyperlinks above and schedule them on your SYSTM calendar throughout December so you will be able to get them done. We have not created a training plan for these challenges as we want to make sure everyone has the flexibility to complete them when best suits.
For these challenges I’d still quite like some form of plan, because then it puts all the sessions in to the calendar and I can then move to suit. It is otherwise a bit of manual back and forth and easy to miss a session, particularly with no progress page.
Just a thought.
I just <~CTRL~> clicked on the links in the original post and scheduled all four workouts for the last day of the month - only took a few seconds! I can easily bring an individual ride forward to “today” as and when I want to tick it off.
I was really impressed with the very realistic way they presented the issue. My daughter is a Type 1 diabetic. It turned her life upside down, but not over. She was diagnosed one week before graduating from college. Three months later she started law school, in an honors program.
I’ve said many times, I’m no where near as strong as she is. And I mean it. It has it’s challenges, but G_d help the person who tells her she can’t do anything she wants to do because of the diabetes.
Loved the video. Doing it for the Dec challenge will be the third time for me.