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  • in reply to: Zone 2 Cycling Very Hard #16474
    oldcyclist
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    Charles,

    I’m not sure if you’re replying to me or the other person. I’m far from a sprinter. I ride gran fondos and other long distance rides coming from a background in Ironman events. There is something far wrong with the zones for cycling.

    in reply to: Zone 2 Cycling Very Hard #16470
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    I purchased the 8020 fondo plan but had to stop using it as the cycling zones were WAY too difficult for me. I asked the question on here but was pretty much told that was how it was. No real explanation or support.

    in reply to: How do I do this workout on Zwift? #15967
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    Fantastic thanks David.

    Thanks also Charles.

    p.s. this forum needs a Like button

    in reply to: How do I do this workout on Zwift? #15964
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    Is there another workout I could do in its place?

    in reply to: How do I do this workout on Zwift? #15963
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    What would you recommend I do?

    The cycling plan I purchased says it Zwift compatible but this workout isn’t.

    in reply to: How do I do this workout on Zwift? #15960
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    But that wouldn’t work Matt as zwift forces you to use erg mode. This would make the intervals totally impossible to do. As the power would simply ramp up for the entire interval duration.

    You can’t disable erg on a zwift workout. Zwift doesn’t offer slope mode.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by oldcyclist.
    in reply to: The Game Changers – plant based nutrition #15694
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    Well put Matt.

    in reply to: Cycling Specific Maintenance Plan #15684
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    That’s great news thanks.

    in reply to: Why no cool down? #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

    in reply to: Why no cool down? #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.

    in reply to: Zone X Confusion #15294
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    Ah right, I understand now. Many thanks for the reply.

    in reply to: Zone X Confusion #15288
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    I’m still struggling to get my head around this. Seiler doesn’t recommend long periods in zone 2 in a 3 zone system but zone x is smack in the middle of zone 2. I was under the impression that the plan I purchased was a polarized (80/20) plan.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by oldcyclist.
    in reply to: Zone X Confusion #15269
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    Can I reduce the zone x or will that negatively influence the workout?

    Or would you have any other recommendations?

    Thanks

    in reply to: Zone X Confusion #15267
    oldcyclist
    Participant

    Hi David,

    Many thanks for the prompt reply.

    As a 57 year old cyclist I find such long continuous periods at 83%+ very tough. I tend to do most of my outside rides at about 70% of ftp. I do not race but simply ride for fitness and pleasure doing the occasional long sportive and a few 100 milers throughout the year.

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