I just tried my first ever Zwift Race. Before I signed up and tried to figure out what category to choose, I came across this guide:
So I took the FTP that Zwift had assigned me from my last FTP test, divided it by my weight in Kg and came up with 3.6 w/kg. That put me right in the middle of group “B” so that’s what I chose. Was that right? Because it sure didn’t seem that way.
When the race went off I was immediately hanging on. At the first climb, I fell back to next to last. Within a few miles, I was dead last and that’s how I finished: Over 2 minutes behind the guy just in front of me and at least 6 minutes behind everybody else. I was completely in over my head. All for a 30k race
Is this normal? Should I just start entering group “C” now? Because there is no way I should have been racing with those people.
Or did I just calculate my group wrong?
[Edit, I should mention I was using a Tacx Neo2]