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Why no cool down?

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  • #15458
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    Why do none of the new cycling plan workouts have a cooldown interval?

    #15464

    There are cool down intervals in the cycling workouts of our new plans. The only workouts where you won’t see a dedicated cool down is the easy rides where you are in zone 1 and zone 2 throughout so don’t need extended time to bring the HR down to cool down before ending the workout.
    Which plan are you following?

    #15467
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    Hi Leyla,

    I’m sorry but what you’re saying is incorrect. None of the workouts within the new cycling plan “80/20 Cycling: Gran Fondo – 120km to 160km – Level 1 Power-based Zwift Compatible” have cool downs.

    #15471
    Matt Fitzgerald
    Keymaster

    Leyla’s right. Except for Fast Finish Rides, there are no 80/20 cycling workouts that end at moderate or high intensity. Now, it is true that Zone 2-focused rides such as Easy Rides and Endurance rides don’t step down to Zone 1 at the end. This is simply because it serves no physiological purpose to do so.

    #15473
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    Matt,

    I must have a different version if the plan to you. Even 6fast finish rides have no cooldown…

    For example…

    CFA7 (Zone 3 Fast Finish Ride)

    Description
    5:00 in Zone 1
    45:00 in Zone 2
    10:00 in Zone 3

    #15475
    Matt Fitzgerald
    Keymaster

    You misread what I wrote. Fast Finish Rides are called Fast Finish Rides because they finish fast, i.e., they have no cooldown. These, however, are the ONLY 80/20 cycling workouts that END at or above Zone X.

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