I was thinking about devising a Tour de Home to mimic the TdF using SYSTM videos. E.g. for mountain stages a long climbing focus video, etc. I’m sure I’m not the first to have thought of this. Has anyone else put this together? Or have suggestions on how to pick the right videos to go with the right stages?
this is my first draft, I welcome any suggestions!
What I did last year was a mini 21-day challenge. Essentially, I’d watch the 45m highlight show every day of the tour, and whilst it was playing, I’d pick open-45 on SYSTM, which was running in the background, with sound/story/video disabled.
I could do whatever I felt like during the open-45 (mimic on-screen, tempo, recovery), but I’d watch the tour highlights as the video/soundtrack.
My goal was to just do this for all 21 days (whilst fitting it into my other training).
I think I shall do the same again this year.
Edit: I just read that this year there is also a Tour de Femmes…. That 21 days will now be 29 days.
@feeny, where do you get your Tour highlight vids? I love the long recaps on GCN+, and assume that’s where I’ll get my TdF fix as well, but even for the Giro those were typically 30-40min long.
I’m imagining combining your and @rinaf’s ideas to do SYSTM stages while watching the day’s recap - maybe just do the workout for as long as the recap runs and call it a day. Might be a nice early-summer break before I jump into century prep for the fall.
I’m going with @feeny’s spirit of the thing - so as not to absolutely blow myself up - I would likely ride the stage while watching the highlight reel, and cut it off to the cool-down once the video is complete.
Just for practice sake, I may ride the whole thing in level mode as well. Getting a little rusty.
This sounds like a fun way to “participate” in the TdF. Thanks for the idea! And again, HT to @rinaf and @feeny for the inspiration.