Any Cyclists out There Trying Zwift?

zwift

I stumbled across some conversations about Zwift recently and looked it up. Apparently it’s a video game you install on a computer and you race against others on your trainer. It’s currently in invite only beta, but I applied yesterday and got access immediately. The people I’ve seen discussing it seem to really enjoy it.…

2015 Tour of Sufferlandria Summary

ToS

Well this past Sunday concluded the Tour of Sufferlandria. The tour was pretty amazing overall. I pushed as hard as I could, I set several personal bests, and I met a lot of cool people. There really was a lot of community around this event! I’m happy that the riding is over and I’m enjoying…

2015 Tour of Sufferlandria – Stage 9 Finale

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I did it!! One of the hardest things I’ve ever done fitness wise! Hundreds of sprints, many miles, many hours. The 2015 Tour of Sufferlandria (ToS) is complete. I really suffered today. I dropped down to 17mph and I could not get my heart rate much above 130… I’m pretty sure that is exhaustion setting…

2015 Tour of Sufferlandria – Stage 8

ToS

I can’t believe I survived to be typing this post. I did not watch any of the three videos in today’s stage ahead of time. So I had no way to know that this stage of the tour was all about sprinting. The first video had sprint intervals and they were tough, then I threw…

2015 Tour of Sufferlandria – Stage 7

ToS

Well, Friday brought about stage 7. I’m really starting to feel it and my legs are extremely heavy. But I really dug in and managed to pull my stats back up over 18mph. I’m not sure that is a great idea, as Saturday brings about Stage 8 with 3 parts for over 2.5 hours of…

Tapiriik – Awesome System for Linking Health Apps

tapiriik

I’ve always used Runkeeper for tracking my activities. It works great, I like it. But, I always see folks that use Strava and they feel it is awesome for tracking bike rides. I looked into Strava and it really does seem to have a more robust community to it. With the 2015 Tour of Sufferlandria…

2015 Tour of Sufferlandria – Stage 6

ToS

The struggle is real! Six stages in to the ToS, and we’re finally over the halfway point. While there are 9 stages and you would logically think that halfway was in the middle of stage 5, you’d be mistaken! You see, the last two stages are horrendously imbalanced in terms of length, so it was…

2015 Tour of Sufferlandria – Stage 5

ToS

Ahh… the stats were starting to slip last night in the latest stage of the ToS. This stage was Angels, a rather intense, climbing focused video. This one gets you to dig down and churn out those low cadence, big gear grinds. I have a rowing background, my legs aren’t fast at all but I…

2015 Tour of Sufferlandria – Stage 4

ToS

Well here we are, Stage 4 of the ToS is complete. This was 9 Hammers, and it was evil! I’ve mentioned before that I haven’t rode more than 3 days in a row before on my trainer. Well, we broke through that ceiling on stage 4, it was a hard ceiling to break through –…

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