Okay, this is stage 7 now. So far everything went quite well. What was the goal again? Nuclear and all videos back to back? Ok, though after a hard work week, massive physical and mental fatigue has set in. Customers dont’ care about laser goats. You were a bit anxious before the last day, since on Wednesday you had to switch from early morning riding to late evening because it was not possible otherwise. It’s like the start of an A race. You start Defender. Only two workouts left! The first three minutes, you already feel in your legs that this is going to hurt more, just like the last climb in an MTB marathon. - First interval done, you’re trying to divide the rest in reasonably sized steps, counting down the minutes and intervals. Third interval done - You grab that last gel that was in the box. Best before Oct 15 2020 - Doesn’t matter, no time for details now, and no brainpower left - GO! try to keep the power targets, you can’t afford to let go now! - OK. Defender done. You are done too. Just go get some water, change the towel and continue. Wait, wasn’t there a salty nut bar somewhere, maybe that would help to get through the last workout. Ah, the breating to crush them video! Wait, how did that go? Ok, breathe for 2 minutes and then start Attacker. Now it’s just survival. First interval done, second one, third one - Oh there is a short drop in power target, and up again! You’re a hero! - No, that sounds stupid. Now it’s really hurting. All that time that you have invested that week. It’s going to work out! Last interval - Try to give even a little more just to compensate for any small power drop that you’ll see in the profile - Last Sprint!! Done! You briefly clench your fist and ride the few minutes thinking that it wouldn’t be possible to ride one interval more (even though you’re sure that somehow you could have done even that). But why isn’t there more pathos, more euphoria? Ok, maybe you’re just too tired. You take a shower, leave the paincave and go upstairs. Children are outside playing, your wife asks you why you have been down there for so long and what’s up for dinner. You sit down and look at the badge in the app. Then you close the laptop. You’re back in real life.
Thanks guys for the possibility to ride the ToS and do something good. I guess that’s what will remain when the calendar is empty again next week.