The Machine

Use: Individual use only (see pricing for gyms & studios)
Type: Hills
Duration: 35 minutes
What it's about: 5 x 3:00 hill climb intervals
Featured races:


You’re too fast. You’ve won everything there is to win. And so the Sufferlandrian Ministry of Celebrity Runners is sending you on a world tour of marathons. And those marathons are happy to have you – but they don’t want you to win. The Machine is the story of your attempt to conquer five marathons – Prague, Rome, Frankfurt, Stockholm and Beijing. But it’s also the story of how those five races have created a machine that makes it more difficult for you than for other runners by making things get steeper for you as you go on.


Another killer workout designed by elite coach Neal Henderson of Apex Coaching. With a clear focus on hills, this video will warm you up and then take you through high speed efforts through climbs that vary between 2 and 8%.

  • 4:00 – Warm-up
  • 6:00 – Hill 1 – Prague Marathon
  • 1:00 – Recovery
  • 3:00 – Hill 2 – Rome
  • 1:00 – Recovery
  • 3:00 – Hill 3 – Frankfurt
  • 1:00 – Recovery
  • 3:00 – Hill 4 – Stockholm
  • 1:00 – Recovery
  • 3:00 – Hill 5 – Beijing
  • 3:00 – Cool Down

Sample Video

Sample Images

Related Items

The Sufferfest App - Free 7 Day Trial

The Sufferfest App for Mac, iPad and iPhone is the most affordable, and powerful, way to turbo-charge your fitness. Get unlimited access to our entire video library. Connect to your power meter, heart rate strap or smart trainer, and train to specific fitness targets exactly the way our coaches intended. You can even train with virtual power. Try it free today.