This Wednesday we will be kicking off our weekly series of group workouts on Zwift and we’ll be doing it in style, train with Lucy Charles.
2nd place finisher this year in Kona, Lucy has chosen her favourite workout (set by coach and partner Reece Barclay) and will be joining in the fun on Wednesday.
The cool thing about a group workout on Zwift is that varying levels of ability can ride together in a group and all finish the session together having done the same relative effort, even if the actual watts are significantly different. It is not a race but a shared goal to get a good session in the training log.
The workout this week is an “Over Under” session consisting of 5 x 5 minute efforts with plenty of rest.
The workout will begin promptly at 7.00pm UK time, it is worth logging in 10 or 15 minutes before the session. Look for the TRI247 Winter Series event in the list on the right of the screen once you have paired your sensors. Click to JOIN and you will be taken to the start line ready to begin the workout.
Make sure you have set your FTP level correctly before you join the workout, all the intervals are based around percentage of FTP so it is important to get that right. If in doubt, dial the FTP number down 10 or 20 watts as it is better to finish the session than to feel like it is too challenging.
If you have never used Zwift before but don’t want to miss out, head to the Zwift support page for tips on how to get the most out of your setup.
In future weeks, we plan to get more professionals and characters from the UK triathlon community involved, so would be fantastic to see a large turnout every Wednesday evening.