Tour of Sufferlandria prep plans are live!

The Tour of Sufferlandria, our annual fundraiser to benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation and their programs that help those affected by Parkinson’s Disease, kicks off on February 27th. To help you get in Tour-winning form, the coaches at Wahoo Sports Science have designed a Tour Prep Training Plan, available now in the Wahoo SYSTM training app. Choose how much time you have to train, add strength training, and get ready to crush the Tour.

Plans start on January 3rd, include testing in the first week to set your 4DP profile, and finish on February 26th. Just in time for you to tackle the 7 stages that make up this year’s Tour.

To apply the plans, go to the Plans tab in the app and select Cycling > Tour of Sufferlandria. Choose low, medium, or high volume options, then add strength training to take advantage of SYSTM’s comprehensive approach. Alternatively, you can just click this link, which will open the app to the appropriate plans.

Happy training, and we’ll see you at the start line!

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Thanks for the plan. I’ve added the high volume prep plan to my calendar. For some reason I get Half The Road on both Sun 9th Jan and Sat 5th Feb. No matter - I’ll just swap one of them for All For One which appears to be basically the same from a training point of view.

I also get Fursa twice too. Weird!

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I’m not seeing the option to add yoga & mental training to the plan, I only get strength as an optional add-on.

Thanks for the catch. Post updated. There was originally meant to be yoga and mental training options but those didn’t make it in. You can still choose to apply the stand-alone yoga and mental training plans under the Cross-Training category in the plan builder.

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@dylan.robbins The strength levels should be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Right now they show as 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b - which follows the levels for the legacy SUF strength levels.

Here is an image showing the TOS plan strength levels:

Here is an image showing the levels for the all purpose cycling plan.

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I am doing the Tour prep plan, and I did the Full Frontal instead of the Half Monty in week 1 (Half Monty always seems to over-estimate my abilities, plus my NM has definitely decreased since the last time I did Full Frontal!). My Full Frontal results changed my rider type from Pursuiter to Sprinter. Is there any way to update my plan to reflect this? I’m not sure how much it changes things, but if I try to apply a new plan now, it pushes back the dates considerably, so I don’t want to do that.

@robynm You can delete a plan and then add it again but choose the end date to match the end date of your previous plan.

@dylan.robbins can you talk a bit about the theory behind how this plan is set up? It doesn’t seem to have the same type of intensity/progression as other plans. Is it customized based on my rider profile?

TIA

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Michael,

I’ll have to defer to coach @Coach.Mac.C on that one.

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This might be a nice topic for a ‘knowledge’ podcast as well. Or at least, I think it would be interesting :slight_smile:

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Advise needed from the Sirs/Dames, out there. Was ready for my first tour, now fighting since a week with a bad flue (basically no training possible). Any recommendation how to restart the ToS suffer prep as best ? Hope to be back on mid next week. Thanks for your comments and advise.

BTW,
Used the time for bike service, new chain, new shifter and some re-calibrations… so I can really just blame the flue for messing up the ToS. :joy::see_no_evil:

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Back in biz with a light Inspiration ride, heart rate ok and stable. Another solid and longer ride tomorrow, then full-suffer to rock the TOS.

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9 hammers down, seems like the flue-impact was not to hard. Some lighter stuff tomorrow and then some AC boost. Ready to ToS!

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Power Station after nine hammers yesterday, really brought my legs to a toasted state.
High cadence spin tonight and two endurance sessions next days and the “yellow” part of the ToS should be safe. :slight_smile: (in theory) hahahah

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So me and the cow bell had a solid outing riding the Cirque du Litor to start ToS taper week - much fun to be had. Though I don’t even know where to start with the hat, @michael.cotty. :grimacing:

:cow: :bell: :mountain:

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Ah, Tapers. What a goofy, odd, fun little workout. All that’s great about SUFFERFEST/SYSTM is in Tapers. Entertaining in-ride storyline, solid coaching tips, good tunes, and an exacting workout. And who wouldn’t want to recover to “A Little Duck March”? :duck::duck::duck:

:joy: :rofl: :joy:

#precisenotperfect

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I don’t understand, can’t see anything amiss with the hat :upside_down_face:

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