So if I have a 3 hour group ride or sweet spot ride in my plan for a snowy weekend and I have to ride inside- what is a good substitute since I’m not gonna spend 3 hours on the trainer. Zwift race to get the prescribed TSS?
I had a 3 hr Z2 ride scheduled for the weekend and on zwift did the R3 group ride Saturday. Ride lasted for 2:40 and I finished the last 20 mins with a few people from the group. Worked out perfect and made the 3 hrs go fairly quick. I do almost all my rides on zwift, anything that’s 2+ hrs it helps a lot to find a race or group ride for at least part of the time. Even on zwift the trainer is hard to stay engaged for that long. I find the group rides you have to pay attention the whole time so you don’t lose the draft.
Here is a thread on that subject:
I’m sure this has been discussed, but I can’t find it searching… When the plan calls for a 2+ hours training session and the weather won’t allow it outdoors, are people riding that long on indoor trainers? Or are y’all modifying the session for that day? I’m not sure I can handle trainers sessions longer than 90+ minutes. Thanks!
The main point is probably cut down for 3 hours to 2 hours max. I would most likely recommend a Zwift group ride. I’ve been doing quite a bit of those this year for some solid zone 2 riding. It’s a bit more controlled and most likely you are not looking to get in so much anaerobic work at the moment. If it is a bit more zone 2/3 that is ok. Avoid going close to or over your FTP.
When you get closer into season you can do some races, or substitute a lot of sweet spot to hit TSS. Kind of depends when in the season you are and when your first race is. If not racing till April or May no reason to crush yourself indoors at the moment.