Farmer’s Carry To Hell

With my beloved Honda VFR800FI currently undergoing repair from getting myself “doored” last week, I’ve been forced to think green and start riding my MTB to work and back.  It’s not a long haul or anything, so I’m not minding it at all really.

It’s also serving as another way to keep my legs cranking over while I try and put some minor niggles to bed…specifically a calf strain brought on during a run last week. I’m off to see Locky tomorrow morning, so we’ll see what he has to say about it.

Aside from the ride to and from work, the afternoon’s session now holds the title for being one of the most difficult physical tasks I’ve encountered for a while. It was one of those things that sounded cool to think of, looked awesome when entered into training diary and felt diabolical in the flesh. A third of the way into it and there was some serious “you idiot” self-talk going on. The main problem being two-fold….one:  no way was I downing tools on a session I had started, let alone self-prescribed….and two:  far too many people saw me getting prepped for me to even contemplate coming back early to proclaim “that was too hard, I had to stop”. Simply not an option.


Ride 14.1km to work at 80-85%

Average heart rate 147bpm   Consumption 517kcal   Time  37:00


Farmer’s carry to hell (and back).

Carry 104.0kg up 27 floors and return (460 steps each way)

Wear a 10.0kg weight vest, carry 2x 32.0kg kettlebells and a 30.0kg sandbag

UP  Average heart rate 157bpm   Energy 333kcal   Time  21:46

Rest 5:00

DOWN  Average heart rate 152bpm   Energy 203kcal   Time  14:06

Rest 10:00  HR 81


Ride 14.1km to home at 80-85%

Average heart rate 126bpm   Consumption 389kcal   Time  36:58


Every step climbed was for those with ME/CFS.  Spare them a thought and please consider a tax deductible donation to ME/CFS Australia.


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