Sufferfest Blog

Girls, girls, girls.

Our newest video, Hell Hath No Fury, will be out in mid-November. All of the footage is from this year’s Women’s UCI World Cup, and features races like the Tour of Flanders and stars like Pooley and Vos. The workout is very, very tough: 9:00 warm-up 20:00 interval (flat racing ending in a hilly circuit) 7:00 recovery 20:00 interval (hilly racing ending in an urban circuit) 2:30 recovery 2:30 TTT 4:00 warm-down      

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Sufferfest ERG file for Computrainer

Sufferlandrian Ted Meisky created a detailed ERG file for all the Sufferfest videos for his computrainer. He’s been generous enough to share it with all fellow Sufferlandrians. You can find his blog post, with the file at the bottom, here. Be sure to thank him!!!  

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A bike fit cures all(most)

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“Well, how do I put this: it’s not so much the bike, it’s you.” Tom Barry had been trying to break it to me nicely, but there really wasn’t any avoiding it. He’d done all he could with the machine – now it was up to me. Tom, an osteopath who also happens to be a Retul certified bike fit specialist, is normally based just outside Melbourne, Australia (Albury to be precise). He was in Singapore for a weekend to visit friends and do a few bike fits. A Sufferlandrian, he got in touch to see if I’d be interested

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Thoughts in A Very Dark Place

When I started working on A Very Dark Place, it wasn’t called that. I simply called it ‘Five’ – after the five intervals – in my notes and in my filing system. It took awhile for the name, and the full experience, to reveal itself to me. I say ‘reveal itself to me’ because I never truly know what I’m going to end up with when I start creating a Sufferfest video. I have a basic idea, of course: this one was always going to be 5×4:00 intervals and feature the races that it does (Paris-Nice, Liege, Fleche, Paris-Roubaix, Dauphine),

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Reviews of A Very Dark Place

It’s been getting dark now for a couple of days, and in that time a few reviews of A Very Dark Place, our new cycling workout video, have popped out. Obviously, the video was not hard enough if these bloggers were able to pull coherent thoughts together afterwards, but do have a read. Industry Outsider – “Phenomenal.” Team HasBean – “No punches pulled.” Training Wheels  – “Rode it last night at 8pm. Took till 11am to recover.” Quadrathalon – “Masochistic.” Gazzetta CC – “My face spent much of the time about 2cm from my stem.” Anello Grande – “50 minutes

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Sufferlandrian National Triathlon Team Kit

Hmmm. Here in Sufferfest Studios, we’ve done a few triathlons. Our performance in those races would lead the casual observer to surmise that we don’t know jack about triathlons. That observation would be correct. And we know even less about triathlon kit. What we do know is that our clothing partner, F2P makes some very highly respected tri kit, and they’ve come up with some designs for us based on our favorite ‘fest cycling kit. What do you think of the designs? Want to see any changes? New ideas?  

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Email from a longtime Sufferlandrian

Amanda, a Sufferlandrian who has been with us since we released our first video, recently sent me this email which I thought I’d share with you all. I love it because even elite athletes from other sports can benefit from a little trip to Sufferlandria now and again. ——- Hi David, As you know, I’ve been training with The Sufferfest for two years now – it’s the cornerstone of my endurance training for rugby. I do at least one Suffer-session per week, using the longer interval videos in the off-season and Revolver and The Downward Spiral in pre-season. During the

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Sneak Preview: A Very Dark Place

Oh, this one is going to hurt.

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Another nice email – Love getting these!

Hey David, I want to thank you for making these videos. After my first full year of racing, and using your videos for training, I’ve wrapped up my season with a 9th place in Idaho Master’s Road Championships, a 5th in Idaho State Time Trial Championships and I went to Bend, Oregon and competed in the National Time Trial Championships. Did I win? Hell no, but I did finish 34th in the nation for 45-49 and 4th in Cat 4′s. Not too shabby for year 1. Thanks again for making the vids, I look forward to beating my ass all

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9x the suffering – 17 bucks off.

There are those of you, when first coming into contact with the ‘fest, can’t wait to put yourself into as much misery as possible. We love you. So, we’re now offering a package just for those who have chucked all those other cycling workout videos and are focused on true suffering. Here it is: All nine Sufferfest videos at a discounted price: 84.99. That’s about 17 bucks off the regular price for all the videos! Get your ‘fest library off to the right start. Videos included in the Sufferfest Nine-Pack Bundle: Downward Spiral, Revolver, Fight Club, Angels, The Hunted, Local

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