General Discussion Triathlon Talk » Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014 Rss Feed  
Moderators: jmk-brooklyn, Ron Reply
Show Per page
 
 
of 12
 
 
2014-02-02 12:51 PM
in reply to: JoePetto

User image

Member
126
10025
Long Island, NY
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014
Originally posted by JoePetto

Violator and tour complete. Mission accomplished. Last set of sprints was literally like watching a train wreck - saw it coming a mile and not a thing I could do about it. Time fo eat, drink a couple of beers and watch football. Well done by all.

I did note with curiosity that two riders dropped after stage 7. What a rough way to go.


x2


2014-02-02 1:06 PM
in reply to: Jayabusa

User image

Expert
1379
1000100100100252525
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014
Oppppsies, its so nice today I went for a 1:30hr MTB ride with some killer climbs, like 12% grade climbs in it. Took a nasty slide/hit too. Hip is getting very stiff, monster bruise, lump growing, torn kit... Violator later today is gonna be tough! Will get it done, not coming this far without finishing.
2014-02-02 1:19 PM
in reply to: JoePetto

User image

Veteran
1098
1000252525
Barrie
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014
Completed the tour at 100% in each stage and an over all TSS of 92%. Now all that's left is to check the mail for the prizes!
2014-02-02 1:34 PM
in reply to: cornick


291
100100252525
Arden, North Carolina
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014
And done!!! That final set of sprints was brutal, wow! But hung on and completed the tour! Very glad I did this., Now time to find out if my running injury is healed.
2014-02-02 2:46 PM
in reply to: TriDadinAsheville

User image

Master
3150
200010001002525
Just South of Boston
Silver member
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014
Done!! Wow, that was both fun and truly miserable at the same time. A week ago, after finished ISLAGIATT, I wasn't so sure I was going to make it through today. Was the toughest cycling thing I've ever done, but glad I did it. now I need to rest up, leave my bike along for a couple days and go figure out what those running shoes and swim shorts are for.

Congrats to everyone who finished. this has been a really fun thread, and we'll have to check in on Friday to see if anyone won anything. I think we all qualify for a free psychological exam for doing this in the first place...
2014-02-02 7:06 PM
in reply to: Mike_D

User image

Veteran
925
50010010010010025
New Hampshire
Silver member
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014
Congrats everyone who finished. That was a brutal week, but what a feeling to be done with it. That last ride I felt so victorious until the last stupid crazy set. The feeling of victory wasn't as great after that set seeing as I was gasping for air and sweating buckets and cursing life.

So, Sufferlandrians, what did you learn about yourself this week? Honestly this felt totally different than last year. This year the minions had a plan for suffering and they kept good on that plan. Me personally, judging from my numbers I need to work on 2 things. 1 - Longer rides. I've only done sprint tris up to this point and while I've done some longer rides I've never pushed myself over the course of 2 hours like some of these rides did. I find myself going too easy once I hit ~30 miles outside, although some of that is probably because I knew my longest races would be 20, but this year I'm stepping up to Oly and HIM. I need to get uncomfortable for a longer time out there #2 - big gear work. Mashing 80 and less RPM was a killer for me. When I followed the suggested cadences and they were low I'd die. I need to get myself out of that comfort zone more often. I'm going to wait a few days, maybe a week, and re-test my FTP, see if there are any measurable gains besides my butt being able to withstand a bike saddle for extended periods of time.


2014-02-03 8:40 AM
in reply to: jonD81

User image

Master
3150
200010001002525
Just South of Boston
Silver member
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014
Final TrainerRoad stats show a finisher rate of 58.5%. This is using the numbers they provide for folks signed up, and how many finsihed. I'm sure several handfuls signed up but didn't start, etc, but thats what they are showing.
2014-02-10 7:44 AM
in reply to: Mike_D

User image

Master
3150
200010001002525
Just South of Boston
Silver member
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014
Anyone win anything? I got a rock...

Fingers crossed for Trainer Road giveaways today.

- Mike
2014-02-10 8:12 AM
in reply to: 0

User image

Extreme Veteran
878
500100100100252525
Connecticut
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014
did they announce the Sufferfest prize list anywhere?

edit: never mind, I found it.

Edited by fisherman76 2014-02-10 8:16 AM
2014-02-10 3:08 PM
in reply to: Mike_D

User image

Expert
964
5001001001001002525
Guatemala
Bronze member
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014

Congratulations to everyone who finished the tour!  This was my 1st one and thought it was pretty tough.  For those of you that also did last year's tour, how did they compare?

2014-02-10 3:57 PM
in reply to: sirgab

User image

Veteran
888
500100100100252525
Shawnee
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014
Originally posted by sirgab

Congratulations to everyone who finished the tour!  This was my 1st one and thought it was pretty tough.  For those of you that also did last year's tour, how did they compare?



Tough question. They were both very similar, but I actually think that 2013 was a bit tougher. Here's why: Last year Day 1 start with HHNF vs. Rubber Glove. HHNF basically has a entire 20 minute at FTP plus the rest of the workout is dang tough.


Most days were pretty close, but 2013 TOS has Day 7 of Downward Spiral and day 8 of There is No Try + Revolver. That was killer. I think I'd rather do Blender (2014 Day 8) vs. day 7 (Downward Spiral) any day and I also think Local Hero (2013 Day 9) is tougher than Violator (2014 Day 9).

Overall, however, this is like asking if you'd rather get hit in the head with a shovel or a hammer. I'm not sure either is much more appealing.


2014-02-10 7:26 PM
in reply to: dprocket


291
100100252525
Arden, North Carolina
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014
"Overall, however, this is like asking if you'd rather get hit in the head with a shovel or a hammer. I'm not sure either is much more appealing."

Thats about one of the funniest quotes I've heard in some time! I didn't do last year, but that tells me all I need to know.
2014-02-11 12:01 PM
in reply to: TriDadinAsheville

User image

Expert
964
5001001001001002525
Guatemala
Bronze member
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014

Originally posted by TriDadinAsheville "Overall, however, this is like asking if you'd rather get hit in the head with a shovel or a hammer. I'm not sure either is much more appealing." Thats about one of the funniest quotes I've heard in some time! I didn't do last year, but that tells me all I need to know.

X2, Thanks for the good info David and I was literally LOL when I got to your great quote!

2014-02-11 12:24 PM
in reply to: sirgab

User image

Veteran
925
50010010010010025
New Hampshire
Silver member
Subject: RE: Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014
I did both and I thought 2014 was tougher. It seemed like it was endless, and they threw the FTP test on at the start to keep you honest, and to totally fry you before you even start the week. I'd consider 2013 the shovel. I'll take the shovel.
New Thread
General Discussion Triathlon Talk » Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread 2014 Rss Feed  
Show Per page
 
 
of 12
 
 
RELATED POSTS

Chisago Lake Half Ironman, MN 2014 Official Thread

Started by midwesttrimom
Views: 429 Posts: 5

2014-03-02 1:02 PM midwesttrimom

Official Tour Of Sufferlandria Thread Pages: 1 ... 6 7 8 9

Started by jonD81
Views: 11561 Posts: 211

2013-02-06 7:06 AM jhouse4

Tour of Sufferlandria - Sufferfest video

Started by dprocket
Views: 527 Posts: 2

2013-01-23 4:00 PM brickbd

Tour of Sufferlandria: Question for the Two Workout Days

Started by BernardDogs
Views: 1172 Posts: 13

2013-01-24 2:18 PM jonD81

Tour of Sufferlandria on TR

Started by m.a.burghart
Views: 1198 Posts: 20

2013-01-22 9:36 AM Clempson
RELATED ARTICLES
date : March 15, 2012
author : USATriathlon
comments : 1
This USAT Rules Clinic will help you avoid penalties. Topics discussed will be rules of the transition area, drafting penalties, the drafting zone, challenging penalties and more.
 
date : July 11, 2011
author : Scott Tinley
comments : 1
"Fandom" in triathlon compared to other sports. If you're a sports fan and simply love to follow sport, why pick a sport that may offer a view of the start, the finish and a few moments in between?
date : June 4, 2006
author : Rich Strauss
comments : 2
I was not an official; I simply observed the race and the officials doing their thing. Here is what I saw:
 
date : September 4, 2004
author : Daniel Clout
comments : 0
Don’t forget this is an incredibly big year for sport with the Olympics back in Athens where the modern Olympics started, and especially triathlon to make its second appearance.