Let’s imagine you’re being banished to a desert island for a year. Now let’s imagine that you’ve got access to a trainer and a device to use SYSTM on. BUT – you can only take five workouts from the entire SYSTM library with you.
What are your five Desert Island Workouts? (I’ll share mine after a few of you have posted yours.)
Long Scream - perfect for getting myself ready for a 10 mile Time Trial. Throw in Igniter as a warm up and you have an amazing combo workout.
Team Scream - Just an awesome Time Trial simulation with a fantastic soundtrack. Engaging, immersive, you just feel like you are part of team. The team radio is awesome and who would have thought going for donuts halfway through a race was feasible.
ISLAGIATT - the thought of climbing mountains fills me with absolute horror but from the moment I saw the trailer for this workout I was mesmerised. Epic scenery, brilliant storyline and soundtrack with some amazing Giro footage, winning the stage in the falling snow and glaring car lights with Nibali was just awesome.
Lac De Cap De Long - my absolute favourite On Location. It often beats me up and kicks me out but despite riding on a KICKR in the garage I can be transported for an hour or so to a beautiful part of France and lose myself in the amazing scenery. Has the best finishing location of any ride!
Power Station - my go to short workout when I want to get some endurance with a dose of neuromuscular. Great challenging workout and who can not forget Pinot’s face.
Despite only riding it only once so far Mt Ventoux Denivele Challenge is on its way to being a favourite. It’s going into my training plan whenever there is a 2 hour workout scheduled. The challenge to make it to the top just gives you an extra incentive like no other workout.
The Chores: the workout design is BRILLIANT. 3 hard sets with a decreasing number of intervals is somehow just something that mentally, I am better able to complete than some of the other kinds of workouts.
14 Vise Grips: though only done a few times I actually enjoy the shorter repeated MAP efforts, plus its a great video
Who Dares: NOTHING compares to beating Coryn Rivera and seeing how thrilled she is for me.
The Way Out: for that opening music (it just makes me happy and gets me into a great head space), video sequence of Sir Mike getting ready, and a tough, yet gentle, welcome to indoor training after being away for awhile.
To Get To The Other Side: just a great OL ride before OL rides were a thing and Sir Mike’s Oscar worthy performance ALWAYS makes me smile.
Cadence Builds I like the challenge of staying in the 200+ RPM club with a yak ton of rest between efforts. Considering how often this comes up in plans, in particular the test prep plans this one REALLY NEEDS THE SUF TREATMENT Sirs @Francois-Wahoo and @David.McQuillen.KoS
Primers (GREAT video, GREAT story, gets me…ehm…primed for whatever lies ahead tomorrow but REALLY needs some SUF love to add music that fits with the intervals/story )
Oh, sorry, was the request for only 5? Dang minions!
Now my Dessert Island Donuts:
Plain Sour Cream
Plain cake donut
Some kind of cinnamon swirl thing