Hmm. I appreciate all the effort that went into designing this stage and always trying new things. Sadly, for me, this was my very least favourite stage by a long way.
I was really pumped and enthused for this stage - my pre-session goals (I write these down) included being immersed and fully in the moment, deliberate breathing etc etc.
This was in part because the description of the session includes ‘our most immersive yet’ or some such.
Well, I got my least immersive experience yet. I do not have a smart trainer (using a keiser m3i), and the gear changes were nearly impossible, even if I’d settle on a gear, I’d end up at cadences of 120 - 130 to achieve some of the rapid changes, which really, I had no hope of keeping up with at all.
The net effect was despite what is probably an awesome video, I was stuck looking only at the tiny gear change section of the screen, with no time to absorb anything else - I really couldn’t watch the video… I ended up the opposite of immersed, bored, annoyed, just wanted it to finish, not because of suffering, but because I just didn’t enjoy constant vigilance over gears (we’re talking seconds!), which for me ruined any hope of immersion.
Also, music is a big part of my experience. So the above combined with no music made the whole thing feel quite irritating.
Cobbler is immersive! Pretty much every other SUF workout I have done is immersive. This was the opposite for me.
But, that said, stage 5 down, bring on 6 and 7!