Sufferfest Blog

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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National Flag and Wind Vest now available

For those who bleed Sufferlandrian. Two new essential items of National Team kit. You can get them here: http://sufferfest.myshopify.com/      

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An email about Local Hero

Here’s an email that came into Sufferfest Studios recently from a customer, Alex Tellez, after he tried Local Hero for the first time. I think it sums it up pretty well: —- First off: F@#@$#@4  45$#%%$^#%  $%!@#$%$!%2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ouch. Ouch. and Ouch. That hurt like holy hell. Couple things about local hero: 1) music was good but CERTAINLY NOT BETTER THAN ANGELS. Angels was ridiculous. I practically bought all the tracks! 2) Story lines were good, taunts were REALLY GOOD. 3) The last bit, where we’re sprinting for the line, my legs were going to fall off…and then you throw in

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The Book of Suffering – Now available and FREE!

You got dressed 20 minutes ago and have been sitting in the chair since then. Finally, you rise. You look at the bike. The bike on the turbo trainer. You adjust the straps on your shoes – but they don’t need more adjusting. Enough delay. Get on with it. You approach the book on the counter – you open it, seeking inspiration from words, from images of other lonely bike torture chambers. “Know how sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong,” says Longfellow. You close the book – The Book of Suffering – and get on the

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