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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.
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.
Fantastic thanks David.
Thanks also Charles.
p.s. this forum needs a Like button
Is there another workout I could do in its place?
What would you recommend I do?
The cycling plan I purchased says it Zwift compatible but this workout isn’t.
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.
Well put Matt.
That’s great news thanks.
I must have a different version if the plan to you. Even 6fast finish rides have no cooldown…
CFA7 (Zone 3 Fast Finish Ride)
5:00 in Zone 1
45:00 in Zone 2
10:00 in Zone 3
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.
Ah right, I understand now. Many thanks for the reply.
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.
Can I reduce the zone x or will that negatively influence the workout?
Or would you have any other recommendations?
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.