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Wednesday’s Zwift Group Workout: A Bit (More) Speed Too

Wednesday 18th will see our final TRI247 Group Workout Series on Zwift of 2019. Join us at 7pm, UK-time, for 'A Bit (More) Speed Too'

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*** Our last Wednesday session until the New Year ***

TRI247 Workout Series #101 – ‘A Bit (More) Speed Too’

Wednesday, 18th December 2019 7.00pm UK time on Zwift

(ZWIFT LINK >>> https://www.zwift.com/events/view/276877)

Tomorrow night’s (Wednesday) TRI247 Workout Series on Zwift will be our final session of the year. With the next two Wednesday’s falling on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, we will be taking a festive break and returning refreshed to kick of the 2020 indoor training year on 8th January 2020. Don’t eat too many mince pies in the interim!

After last week’s session, we follow that up with it’s sequel… A Bit (More) Speed Too.

The ‘A bit of speed too…’ session

As triathletes, steady-state / threshold type efforts in racing and training are our strength – but sometimes you need to break away a little from that style of training to improve and stimulate your body in different ways. This session includes some short, but hard intervals to touch some of those higher watts and zones that you may not typically visit, but doing so after first building some fatigue through some more traditional threshold and sub-threshold work. We are not looking for ‘max’ power – more the ability to hit some good numbers while tired.

You won’t become Mark Cavendish overnight – but hopefully a change is as good as a rest…

A Bit More Speed Too / TRI247 Workout Series on Zwift

Join us at 7p.m. on Wednesday 18th December 2019 (UK time) on the virtual roads of Watopia. Set your reminder now on the link below or via the Zwift Companion app.

[TIP – It is always worth having the (free) Zwift Companion app to hand on your mobile device. Within the workout screen you can toggle your FTP by +/- 10% ‘on the fly’, which will immediately change your power targets during the session. Legs feeling heavy, can’t quite hold your power targets? It happens! Rather than can the session, how about moving your targets down 5% first, before giving up completely? Alas, the body isn’t a machine and can’t always deliver as you hope/think it should, so a bit of flexibility and not getting too obsessed with the numbers can be a good thing!

Zwift Companion app FTP Bias

On the flipside, perhaps you are having a good day or increasing the overall training stress of the session better meets your own training goals for that day? In that case, you have the option of nudging your baseline up in the same way.]

The session is genuinely open to everyone of ALL abilities. Group workout mode works fantastically in Zwift and ensures that the power targets are tailored to YOUR level. It makes no difference if your FTP is 400 watts or 100 watts, the targets you see will be specific to you – all while being part of the on-screen group.

[To set your reminder, click here: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/276877]

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 18th December 2019. 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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