I was reading earlier this year a great article in the ‘Standard Times’ Midlands VTTA magazine about a chap Ian Partridge who did the ‘Everesting’ challenge on a hill in Cypress and it got my attention.
A quick search on the internet I found Hells 500 a group from Australia who started it all off. “Hells 500 was built on finding something difficult, and making it harder. It’s about tenacity, and pushing yourself beyond what you thought was possible. That’s what this crew is all about. It’s not about shortcuts, it’s about death by 1,000 cuts. Trainer difficulty needs to be at 100%, direct drive only for the steep hills on Zwift,
If in doubt, don’t look to someone else who you think got off easier – think what you can do to make your own harder.”
That was it I was hooked!
I just now needed to plan my own attempt. Continue reading 8,848m meters of climbing in one ride – here we go!
I will be spending mine with a pad of paper, lots of fresh coffee reviewing this season and thinking ahead to 2023 and outlining my Goals for the next 12 months.
To help set new Goals, with my teammate we will start by looking at what went well this year, what we will do differently next time and what was our proudest moments. Review our previous Goals and for those we did not achieve, evaluate what prevented us from reaching these, and how we can overcome these moving forward.
It takes time but the journey can be a revealing and an exciting one. It’s always helpful to have someone to talk through the whole process as we can often be too critical and sometimes blinkered to our own limiters. I love this process as it’s a great motivator ahead of a long winters training period.
Just 150 days to go until I will be back out there again #legatoracingteam
If you are fit, you are free
If your free you can live your life with no limitations
‘Life moves pretty fast. If you do not stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it’ Ferris Bueller
So train with purpose, make it fun, train with friends, just so long as you train, and for the rest of your life – you will be free