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  1. #1526
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    Ventoux Bagde
    Don’t need to do that one again any time soon.
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    Fawk, that’s just too long to be on a trainer.
    Why didn’t I just go skiing today?
    Yeah man. Way to get it. What color shoes?

  2. #1527
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    The red ones are indoor only shoes, with fresh cleats that have never seen a surface other that the carpet of "the zwift room".
    And obviously the red ones are the fastest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Got it, I haven’t messed with that. Is it in workouts, or where do you go first?
    Sorry for the dumb q’s
    I think you're basically talking about doing a custom workout in ERG mode. Which is super easy to do. You build those in the "Training" area right below where you choose a world to ride on the home screen. Instructions are here. Once you build it, you select it, then go back to the main screen and choose any world/route you want to do the workout in. When you get into that world and start riding you'll see your workout on the left side of the screen.

    ERG should be turned on at that point, but if for some reason it's turned off just touch your screen so the little menu at the bottom of the screen pops up (the one that lets you change camera angles). During workouts they add an ERG on/off button in there.

  4. #1529
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    Thanks, guys. Looking to do some low intensity ‘fat burner’ rides, (5 real pounds in three weeks, hopefully, nothing crazy). Then I can worry about more consistent speed. So, base miles.
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  5. #1530
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    Zone 1 is a waste of time, donít bother unless you plan on riding for like 4 hours. Stick to Zone 2 for lower intensity base miles.
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  6. #1531
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    Nice! Workouts also give you XP bonuses if you're into that too. Plus, it's a super-easy way to tick off rides with big vert since you're only going at a set zone/watts so it's impossible to overdo it.

    Oh and I agree with Buttah - I believe zone 1 is best for recovery, zone 2 best for base miles.

  7. #1532
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    Sounds good. I’ll try that for rides under two hours.
    What zone you guys figger if my last 40 minute ftp was around 218-220?
    To give some context, I will be riding in Peru next month, up to about 15,500 feet. Slow and steady practice is the ONLY way that I will be able to do this with my Peruvian friends, and not horribly crack. Just looking to survive and not get on the sag wagon, not beat (or even pace) them.
    So this is a very targeted strategy.
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  8. #1533
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    Building a custom work out in zwift is easy, and running it in ERG mode would work.
    OR
    Only connect your Wahoo to Zwift in "Power" and "Cadence", and disconnect "Control" from Zwift, then open the Wahoo App on connect "Control" to the Wahoo App, Then set your ERG by your Wahoo App.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Sounds good. Iíll try that for rides under two hours.
    What zone you guys figger if my last 40 minute ftp was around 118-120?
    Do you have an actual FTP entered into your Zwift and Strava profiles? If not, get on it. It will show you exactly what your zones are.
    crab in my shoe mouth

  10. #1535
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    Not yet, I need to do the proper test tomorrow, but see my post edit above.
    I am just going off the Zwift calculation, not actually ‘going for it’ on the test yet.
    Thanks again.
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    Zone 1 Active Recovery <55% of FTP Very Easy
    Zone 2 Endurance 55-75% Easy
    Zone 3 Tempo 75-90% Moderate
    Zone 4 Lactate Threshold 90-105% Challenging
    Zone 5 VO2max 105-120% Hard
    Zone 6 Anaerobic Capacity 120-150% Very Hard
    Zone 7 Neuromuscular Power 150%+ Max

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    Agreed, looks like 2 is where I need to be.
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    That's going to be boring as fuck and not accomplish much.

    Just pick routes, ride them at a moderate pace, and maybe push a little on the climbs. That will be much more interesting than mindlessly pedaling at X watts or doing workouts and will keep you more engaged. Which means you'll do it for longer, which is the main thing you want right now. Try some events and riding with pace partners too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamal View Post
    That's going to be boring as fuck and not accomplish much.

    Just pick routes, ride them at a moderate pace, and maybe push a little on the climbs. That will be much more interesting than mindlessly pedaling at X watts or doing workouts and will keep you more engaged. Which means you'll do it for longer. Try some events and riding with pace partners too.
    This, do this. You way overthink shit rideit!
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    Lol, I try that, but always end up giving her the beans.
    Oh, my ftp is calculated at 218-220 or so, just a correction.
    But that’s just riding, not ‘testing’.

    Buttah, you are absolutely right...but I have been mindlessly pedaling for 40 years!
    I think I can do better.
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    Iíll third Jamals suggestion, a bunch of pages ago I answered a question like this about training types Polarized v Sweetspot, but really JRA while kinda kinda hard on an achievable route is a good strategy until you want to get more serious.

    Zwift insider has a 12 week program based on routes and organized by difficulty/length that might be worth a look. I stopped really training year before last and just spent last winter riding as many of the Zwift routes as I could. Have finished all of them under 50k and a bunch of the hard climby ones. No racing last year but was hanging on rides with all my former competitors/buddies all summer on that program


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    In other news, I spent the winter on Zwift and just last weekend got outside on the road for 6 hours between Fri-Sat-Sun. First time in a long time. I'm here to tell you riding outside is still hard. Carry on.

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    I'm the total opposite of you guys. JRA in zwift is pure, mind-numbing torture to me. Like my version of hell. But put me in a race, group ride, or ERG workout and I'll ride for hours and hours (with a movie or TV show playing too)

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