I started on Zwift about two months ago after a very long period of no cycling (think decades) and no regular fitness training. My FTP is pretty low, but I just finished the 6 week FTP builder and am already seeing improvements. I increased my FTP about half-way through program and I plan to do another FTP test in the next few days. It’s probably still pretty low (~150) but I’m happy with my progress, not to mention I’ve lost 5 pounds. All that to say I’m very impressed with Zwift and find myself looking forward to the training sessions, both of which are big wins for me.
The primary reason I started Zwifting was to gain some fitness for the upcoming snowboard season, although I’m now enjoying cycling and Zwifting as it’s own goal rather than just a means to fitness. That said, I’m still very focused on improving my fitness and strength for snowboarding this winter.
The advice/opinion I’m looking for is on what Zwift training sessions I should consider now that I finished the beginner FTP? Snowboarding will likely start in about two months, so what would be the best training to strengthen my anaerobic fitness and leg strength. I.e. should I be looking at the some of the mountain bike orientated trainings like ‘Pebble Pounder’ or would I be better served just doing another round of the FTP Builder or the Build Me Up programs?
thanks in advance for any tips you all can provide.