Tonight’s Zwift session: Short and Sweet(spot)

Here are the details of Tonight's TRI247 Workout Series session on Zwift. Starting at 7pm prompt (UK-time), all the information you need to join us online for the new 'Short and Sweet(spot)' set

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TRI247 Workout Series #45 – Short and Sweet(spot)

Wednesday, 31st October 7.00pm UK time on Zwift


We’ve got a brand new session for tonight’s TRI247 Workout Series group session on Zwift. Join as at 7p.m. UK time for just over an hour of structured work, which we are calling Short and Sweet(spot).

The Short and Sweet(spot) session

Tonight’s workout is similar to one I have been using in training recently. It’s not an ‘extreme / brutal / killer / smash-fest’ (!) type of set, and there are no massive power spikes to reach – but it will keep you honest, focussed and provide a quality workout… without leaving you unable to recover and train for days. Consistency is key, after all.

TRI247 Workout Series - Zwift - Short and Sweet(spot)

After a progressive warm/up with three sets of ‘spikes’ to get the legs moving, first up are three, five-minute blocks of Sweetspot effort, which is close to or just above 70.3 pace.

The second half of the session comprises blocks of short intervals, with short recoveries, taking you just above FTP – with partial recovery – multiple times… before a short break, and then do it again. And again.

With some fatigue in the legs from the Sweetspot blocks, those short intervals will feel a little tougher than they look on paper. Enjoy.

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You can find the custom workout files from all of the previous TRI247 Workout Series sessions on these links, to download and do ride again in your own time:

Custom Workout downloads from previous Zwift sessions:

Joining Instructions:

The workout will begin promptly at 7.00pm UK time, Wednesday 31st October 2018. It is worth logging in 10 or 15 minutes before the session to make sure you are set up and ready to go, where you will be able to warm up in the virtual ‘holding pen’.

Look for the TRI247 Workout 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 as all the intervals are based on a 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.

After the session head over to the TRI247 Facebook page for some post ride chat.

Zwift Group Rides: TRI247 Workout Series

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.

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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