Preparing for a big day of climbing requires a plan. You have to give yourself the best chance to succeed by pacing yourself & finding a rhythm, having a nutrition strategy and by bracing your body and mind to suffer.
GEARING: CHOOSE WISELY
Finding the right gears or resistance can be an art. With a bit of experience and knowledge, the right gearing can help you tackle any challenge.
GET INTO A RHYTHM
Rhythm. It’s important in both climbing and chamois dancing. Finding a good climbing rhythm means keeping your pedal stroke smooth and effort level under control.
NUTRITION & HYDRATION
BRACE YOURSELF FOR PAIN, MISERY & AGONY
On #SUFDAY you’ll suffer early and often. No two ways about this. You can help overcome the challenge by preparing yourself mentally with these strategies:
Most importantly, remember to have “fun”.
We are delighted to announce Dan Fleeman as our Honorary Starter for Sufferlandrian National Day.
Dan is a Director at DIG DEEP COACHING in Belfast, Ireland. Dan is a previous 2 time British Hill Climb champion and winner of the UCI stage race Tour des Pyrenees in France.
That’s right, one of those skinny climber-types! Alas, the trainer is a great equaliser.
He’s pictured here ripping the legs off non-Sufferlandrians up a climb. How apropos.
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