Now I may have cracked 2/3 times in the last few minutes, but leading up to that I got to within 8w of my all time 30 minute power record on The Wretched
Always love that broken legs+big grin feeling when you feel like you nailed a workout!! All those times the workouts chew you up and spit you out just make that high even higher!!
So whether you’re crushing workouts at the moment, or being crushed, remember that feeling and know that it will come round again!!!
It’s fine line between heaven and hell.
Sounds like a good lyric to a song, @Sir_Clayton. Quick, write it down!
AVDP I absolutely smashed it including the standing. After being so worried, I was absolutely bouncing at the finish. Without doubt the biggest high for me on my short time in Sufferlandria.
I think I might have even cooked dinner that night
Totally agree! The satisfaction of crushing a workout that, at the same power targets, crushed you before is utterly wonderful!
And the Wretched has chewed me up many many times
My favorite is crushing a workout and then really feeling it when I go upstairs to change out of bike kit. My legs telling me good job through their whining
The only time I enjoy feeling pain!
Yeah and yesterday I had both the legs smashed and the sleeeepy feeling in the evening
Can still feel it in my legs today!
What I like even better is when you feel like absolute crap getting on the bike, but you just get moving, and somehow you find the legs/will/courage/whatever to surprise yourself.
I don’t care how bad I feel, the TT at the end of HHNF brings it out of me every time.
I finished Team Scream a couple weeks ago for the first time since I had my year off the bike. I was so, so, so so pumped – in the last five minutes I was actually yelling at the other rides that we could do this! drill it to the line, guys! C’mon! When it was over, I had a huge sense of pride that I got it done. It takes some work to generate that, that’s for sure, but when it comes it’s really satisfying.
The Scream does leave you on a big high. I always want to go buy a TT bike when I crush that one
I did the long scream a few days ago and although I didn’t finish without lowering the intensity to 90% for the last 10mins I was happy I managed to stick with my numbers until then and definitely feel like I crushed (or got crushed by) it!
Now to work on that negative split…
I’d consider that crushing LS. One of those workouts that is bordering on impossible at 100% on genuine numbers!
Omnium, goat, do as you’re told… that’s been my last 3 days. The omnium took all the feeling from my legs more than once, goat - think I finally cracked one as my legs were toast after - and then do as you’re told… I did and the suffering was glorious.
I love the good pain that sessions produce, but that sense of achievement after is a rush!! It’s great taking that confidence of knowing just how hard you can push your body out on the road as well and your mind plays along as well. Hitting the bottom of your nemisis climb and knowing it won’t win today!!
Suf sessions may not take you anywhere physically but they sure are moving!!
100% agree! Learn to suffer indoors so you can crush it outdoors!!
I think that’s what make Knighthood so special, the mental boost you get from completing it is huge!
And the boost from looking down and seeing the sticker (yeah I said sticker!!)… it’s like a getting a few extra watts for free!!
Some days I’m deep in a workout and I get this inane grin and grind it out. SUF has made me know my dark / happy place and allowed me to go deeper than I thought possible.
Other days it whoops my behind…
It’s a great feeling when you manage to just power through a really tough/painful effort, Suf definitely teaches you new limits to what you thought you could endure.