As it’s now Great White season out on Cape Cod, was reflecting on certain SUFF workouts that can sneak up on you. Not the 9H of the world - those are known to suck - but the quiet, unassuming, “hello-I’m-going-to-clobber-you-today” rides.
Almost ashamed to admit this, but today SUFF Idol just snuck up on me. Only 30min of compressed leg suck, but had put some miles in the legs this week and came into this morning more gassed than I’d have thought.
I’ve always found Fight Club to be harder than the workout profile would suggest, just hits my weaknesses beautifully.
Joyride. Only 30 minutes long all up, but there are some seriously tough intervals packed in there! I’ve failed more than once.
GCN Aerobic Endurance! I was totally unprepared for how hard that one knocks on your door. You would never guess it from the workout profile. It’s devious because this session does not kill you by the power you have to produce, but by varying the cadence. At the same time the instructors break down the intervals into shorter intervals (the cadence variations) and so they trick you into believing that it’s not so bad as long as you only think about the upcoming minutes. And then they prolong the sub-intervals. I was totally crushed in the end.
But there is one takeaway I will always have in mind: The instructor Chris repeatedly says you can do everything for a minute and that totally helps a lot to squeeze everything out in the end of an interval.
Yeah, that one was a shocker for me, too. I think the one time I did it on fresh numbers, it ended up (and still stands) as my hour power record. Before that was always either FF or Team Scream".
And thanks to GCN, my brain regularly throws “you can do anything for one minute” at me!
Yeah love that one, keeps me going in many intervals!
Except the ones longer than one minute!
Even then I very often split the interval into minutes in my head and lie to myself