Sweet Spot is an intensity that is just below your Functional Threshold Power (FTP). This workout is targeted at Ironman 70.3 race pace, i.e. what you can sustain for the 90km/56 miles and then still get off and run. At this intensity, you get the physiological benefits without the level of fatigue of higher-intensity sessions. This session is great for all cyclists including triathletes and mountain bikers.
Each Wednesday I’ll post a Windtrainer Workout that you can do in about 60 minutes to enhance your cycling. See a previous post about training intensity (Levels) to know how hard to work. If you are working directly with Coach Ray he will in most cases prescribe either a Power Zone or Heart Rate Zone to work within if you are training with these tools.
Last week Endurance Project NZ posted in the Training for IRONMAN 70.3 Taupō 2022 Facebook group about their favourite Zwift workout, now that the weather is changing in NZ. John Woodward brings a wealth of cycling experience to his coaching (not to discount all the marathons and triathlons amongst other things he has also done).
Endurance Project’s Favourite Zwift Workout
- 20-30min WU Level II;
- 6x 5min Level III, 10min Level II;
- 10min CD Level II;
- 10min Stretching
Start the workout with a twenty to thirty-minute Warm Up (WU) riding at Level II.
The main set is made up of six reps, at Level III for five minutes. Ride at Level II for ten minutes between reps to continue to build your aerobic fitness.
Complete a Cool Down (CD) for ten minutes at Level II.
Finish with ten minutes of stretching to assist with your recovery.
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