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In recent years, Sid Abrahms hasn’t had time for much exercise with a demanding work schedule which required him to travel domestically and internationally very often. However, earlier in the year, he decided to take on a challenge for a great cause, the Chef’s Cycle Ride which is a triple century in 3 days to raise money for No Kid Hungry. Endorphin Fitness was the coaching partner for the ride, so Sid asked us to help him put together a plan to get him ready for the ride and was paired with Coach Kate Fisher. Since he didn’t have a base to work from, his workouts started as walks and shoveling snow just to get him active as his bike was collecting dust at his vacation house. Getting to know Sid, we had 100% confidence that even though this was a huge challenge to tackle in just a few months’ time, Sid had the mindset and work ethic to get this done and he did not disappoint. Sid finished EVERY SINGLE workout we threw at him even if it meant riding for hours on a gym bike at 2am in the morning in Japan! He pushed himself in workouts that challenge most seasoned athletes. If it was zone 4, he was in zone 4. If it was zone 5, he was in zone 5. Whatever the workout entailed, he did it. There were never any excuses. He got it done, and did it 100%. In addition to the challenging workouts, Sid did this all on his own with no training partners. With his crazy schedule and crazy workouts, he had to get this done on his own including solo 5 hour rides. A very detailed oriented person, he also worked hard in training to nail his nutrition and hydration strategy for his ride. Leading up to the ride, he even gave up all processed foods, alcohol, and caffeine! His sheer determination and hard work paid off. Sid successfully finished a triple century along the coast of California and conquered 109 degree temperatures and 12,500 feet of climbing! Not even one day of this ride was an easy ride. He stuck to his plan on nutrition, hydration, and pacing and finished the ride strong! Not only that, he also signed up to do it again next year! Congratulations, Sid! That was an amazing journey!


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