ToS stage 2: Nine Hammers - official thread

Yeah, here we go. Hammer time!
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[Sorry Sir @David.McQuillen.KoS, my fingers got impatient. You know what they can be like :wink: ]

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No idea what this book is about but the image/title represents the final interval of that workout quite well for me today. Except it’s missing the lasers that were scorching my butt! Need to educate my personal laser goat that my legs failing to work is not Couchlandrian. It’s young, it’ll learn.

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“This can’t crush me!.. I won’t get crushed! … Please don’t crush me!.. Wait, am I getting crushed?..I’m definitely getting crushed…”

My thoughts during the torture of the last minute of the last hammer…

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Congratulations, to all sufferlandrians who already made it!

Yeeah! Can’t believe I made it out of the Valley of Nine Hammers alive.
This probably means I need to retest and get new 4DP numbers - but pssst, let me have this moment. :slight_smile:

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That’s no even a real book… is it? checks Amazon :exploding_head:… Wow,
and it even sounds pretty cool. I will get one and put it on my never ending shelve of back burner books.

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So nobody is in a rush this morning then? How curious… :slight_smile:

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The tracker is dealing with a couchroach infestation. It does catch up but it takes its time. Either that or it failed to get its digital bits around the Sufferlandrian 50 hour day properly.

p.s. I know I’ve done it, my legs aren’t talking to me :smile: :hammer: :goat:

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Officially Hammered. Near death experience in the last minute of hammer 9. The rest of it was not easy either after yesterday. I thought some of the music was uplifting at key points so kudos for that.
Suffer with honour everyone!

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That’s a :face_with_symbols_over_mouth: for stage 2. Looking back through activities the first time I rode 9H was end of Dec ‘14? and I’m still here…

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I hate when they get donut juice all over the keyboard while ordering cake on Grubhub. Hopefully the Minions can hose off the machine.

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I have finished it a couple of hours ago and it was brutal.
I could even tell from the warm up that my legs were not recovered.

Unfortunately, on the last third of the last interval i had to make a quick 15 seconds pause, cause my legs were shaking very badly.
I was afraid i was gonna get cramped.

But even with this small pause, i ended the interval with 195bpm.

Anyway, day 2 done and dusted :skull_and_crossbones:

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Nine Hammers…its been a year!

#1 ok legs not so bad
#2 erm scrap that, legs gne awol
#3 ok is that the end
#4 ah ok might just get thro this
#5 ffs trainer held onto the power, ground to a halt at the end
#6 its all in the mind, shut up legs!
#7 am going to survive…
#8 jeez how long is 3 mins…
#9 no idea, it was all a blur…

Done, dusted an busted​:rofl::rofl:

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When I first saw Cobbler followed by Nine Hammers, I thought… hmmm, interesting combination :thinking:
Now that I’ve done it. I see what you did there… Bloody vicious bastards!
Still loved it. Hammer(ed) and nailed (it). :hot_face: :hot_face:
Stage 2 :heavy_check_mark:

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That hammer 9. First minute - I’m gonna stop now, there’s no way. Second minute - 95rpm. OK, it’s basically same, just faster spinning. No it’s not. Almost dying. Third minute - it’s only a minute, if I survive this, it’s over. Eyes closed. Eyes open - still 20secs to go. Oh dear. Push.

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Glorious suffering, from “this will be ok” during hammer one to “can’t feel my legs” during hammer 9.

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I really didn’t like hammers 5, 6 8 & 9.

5, 6 & 8, I was hanging on and made it, but felt like I could get through it knowing it was going to be tough. But 9… oh, that was evil. I was done before it even started and I was in agony for the entire time. I ended up closing my eyes and hanging on till my legs started to spin more freely and I realized I’d made it.

I don’t know about others, but I am spending my downtime researching and re-reading the best recovery foods, exercises etc trying to get back so I can go again tomorrow. I’m already looking forward to a week of recovery and it’s only day 2.

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Wow.
Just clung on.
Cadence down at 70 for the end of hammer 9.

YOU CAN DO THIS

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I was feeling pretty positive after completing Day 1 now I am all nervous for tomorrow

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GvA, stop messing around. You know it’s really only 8 hammers, the last one just happens to be a double sided sledge hammer coated in suffering! Counting was never your strong point in fairness

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:rofl: :hammer_and_pick: :skull_and_crossbones:

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