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Wednesday night’s Zwift Group Workout Series: The Norse Steps!

In celebration of the upcoming race this Saturday, this Wednesday's TRI247 Workout Series on Zwift has been inspired by the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon. Join us for the Norse Steps session!

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TRI247 Workout Series #32 – The Norse Steps

Wednesday, 1st August 7.00pm UK time on Zwift

(ZWIFT MOBILE LINK >>> http://zwift.com/events/view/76218)

Here are the details of Wednesday’s TRI247 Workout Series group session on Zwift. With the legendary Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon taking place this coming Saturday, choosing this weeks session was quite easy.

It’s time for use to ride the Norse Steps workout that we first experienced in March this year. That was the session hosted by Jenny Gowans, winner of the Norseman 10 years ago!

The session…

It starts off relatively comfortably… but gets progressively harder with each 15-minute block. The 30-second efforts are designed to simulate make a pass during a race. Don’t get over-confident if you think the first set is too ‘easy’… it will come back and bite!

Main set:

15 minutes at 70% FTP, with 5 x 30 second efforts at 125%
15 minutes at 80% FTP, with 5 x 30 second efforts at 125%
15 minutes at 90% FTP, with 5 x 30 second efforts at 125%

Jenny Gowans Norse Steps Zwift TRI247 Winter Series

After enjoying Wednesday’s ride, don’t forget that you can win an entry to the 2019 Norseman by taking part in a Zwift race this coming weekend on the ‘Four Horseman Circuit’.- CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THAT.

Norseman / Zwift

[You can set yourself a reminder on Zwift here: http://zwift.com/events/view/76218]

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 1st August 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’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNTXAkky4qE

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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