I love The Hunted

Those of you who are new to the SUF might not ‘get’ The Hunted straight away. Compared to the newer workouts, the graphics are dated, some of the footage is over 10 years old now, and it might appear that it’s in need of a refresh. Then you ride it.

Considering it was one of the very first videos, @David.McQuillen.KoS pretty much nailed it first time out. The storyline is engaging, the music is great, and the workout itself (conceived in Sir David’s deranged imagination before Apex Coaching got on board) is a serious challenge - if you can nail all the power targets AND all of the cadence prompts, you’re flying. I did it tonight and came out of it buzzing. Sure, new footage might make it look nicer, but it’s difficult to see that it would improve it appreciably.

The Hunted has still got it. The Hunted never lost it.

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Still one of my all-time favourites too!

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Hmmm, The Hunted has only ever appeared in a training plan as a reduced intensity workout for me, so I can’t comment on that side of it, but for me the footage is dated - I’m not sure to a new Sufferlandrian it would give the best impression - the story is ok, but could be tweaked. However, I agree, the music is great!

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Totally agree! although, The Wretched comes in close first place to me. Just the songs get me pumped up for a great workout.

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A true classic! I think it was the second video I bought in the olden days.

I don’t do it often enough these days but it’s definitely up there with the best in the library.

A few months ago I was going for a local segment when I looked up and saw the train crossing was closed, the parallels with The Hunted made me chuckle :slight_smile:

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My favorite video too, and the music must never change. Does any other hunted fan hear “there’s a song in my head” replaying over and over in your mind during some big outdoor event?

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I don’t know if you guys saw but there’s a post around there with every song in every video. Ive already got a spotify playlist with the ones I could find for the hunted and the wretched :sunglasses:

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It’s “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” by the Swing Movement for me, along with the last song from the TT bit (just before the piano section in the recovery)

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Definitely an underrated session due to the “age”. The substance of the session is soooo good once you get into it. That sustained section about 2/3 of the way through it is a tough nut to crack.

I was thinking about what to ride on Saturday, thinking about trying on rod the new no-vid workouts and watch a replay of AVDB or Alaphilippe ‘s UCI win.

But now you changed my mind, gotta do the Hunted again.

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I have the Hunted tomorrow but at reduced intensity so maybe won’t be able to do it justice, I’ll report back anyway.

Well the most impressive thing for me was the rider on the rollers at the end, it has spurred me on to get on mine and work that core. Also particularly relevant as had a proper bike fit this week where a shorter left leg was discovered and shim inserted. Noticed on the trainer that cadence is now remarkably smooth and steady, so maybe I’ll have a go at no handed too