Zwift

Rochester Triathlon 2019!

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Did I say triathlon? I meant duathlon. That's right folks, the swim was canceled on account of Lake Ontario being extremely grumpy.

This brought our first lesson of the day: anything can happen on race day. As soon as we pulled in the parking lot, my triathlete buddy Karstin walked up to the car and informed [...]

Triathlon Build Up! Adding Speed Work.

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As of Friday afternoon, I have found myself in an interesting predicament where I am going to be racing the Rochester Triathlon in two weeks. Although this has been on my calendar all summer, the sudden reality of actually registering for it and committing to the race has sent me into a full-fledge training panic.

Just [...]

Zwift Six-Week FTP Builder Complete!

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For the past six weeks, I've been following the Zwift FTP Builder plan. This program was designed as four workouts a week, with the goal of building up sustained power on the bike. With my FTP threshold set at 210 watts, I've been slowly building up my base. The primary goal for this 6 [...]

Switching Gears (lol): Training Plan For February

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I cracked myself up with the title of today's post. I've been bicycling quite a bit on Zwift over the past six weeks, closing out my first full FTP Build program. With only two workouts to go, it is about that time that Ellie and I are switching gears (get it? like a bike gear?) [...]

Zwift FTP Builder Week 3

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So far, so good on the Zwift front! I'm now entering week three of the FTP Builder plan, which is designed to increase my base functional threshold power. I thought now would be a good time to quickly recap the first two weeks back in the saddle, and talk about how things are going.

What I Like about Zwift

So [...]

Diving into Cycling with Zwift! What is FTP???

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A couple of months ago I started using an indoor cycling program called Zwift. For the full review of my setup and my initial impression, here's the post. I took a little bit of break at the start of December, but since the New Year I am back in the saddle, literally.

Week 1 Success, on [...]

Zwift Workouts Are Kicking My Butt!

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Update on the Zwift Sessions! A couple of weeks ago I did a post about biking in secret in my basement using a system called Zwift. Zwift for those of you who haven't read my last post, is an interactive virtual biking system that uses sensors on my actual road bike to estimate distance, speed, [...]