Have you Suffered today?
My intention is to have this thread be built on, so any others can reference it and add to it.
I’m planning on attempting an Everesting Basecamp this Sunday. I’m figuring out some of the logistics (particularly hydration and nutrition) and biosafety, but it should be manageable. A friend is interested in joining me, and that will be great motivation.
My last training plan was the Mountainous/Hilly Gran Fondo, and it ended 2 weeks ago. since then, I’ve been having a sort of Off Season with one eRace and only a couple of easy and fun rides, but I’ve gotten started with running and kept active. I should be in good-enough form for the challenge, I think. Either way, Sufferlandrians enjoy Suffering!
Do you have any suggestions? I’ve been to the Everesting Site and I’m reading through their rules and guidelines. My Wahoo Elemnt Bolt will take care of the data. My car will have a cooler in the trunk with bottles and refills.
My result from the Calculator is attached below. I added a kg to my weight to consider the water bottle I’d take.
The suggested climbing power is within my Z2. My Half Monty from the 6th of November put my FTP at 294, so the target (190) should be achievable even if my power has fallen a bit. I plan on putting my Assiomas on the MTB to help me with pacing. The challenge is on a mostly-paved road, but it’s in poor state, so a MTB will be much more comfortable and safe, especially for the descents, and the gearing will be nicer because it’s a 9% average grade.
As an additional motivational factor, my friend and I would be the first Hondurans to achieve this challenge.
Sir @Glen.Coutts, thank you for the inspiration. It’s because of you that I’m considering this madness. Challenge, I meant challenge. Honest mistake.