I don’t know if this post belongs here or not, but I need to gush. I used to race on my 20’s and 30’s and was oober fit. Life took over and long story short, I went into my 6th decade on this planet 35lbs overweight and no longer even fitting on my bike (or anything else for that matter)… I finally got tired of tight clothes and feeling awful, so I got a new bike, spent a bucket of time and effort, dropped 25lbs and felt better, but I still sucked wheel on a bike. I was so slow. It made me feel old.
In March, when the US shut down, I signed up for a free month of Zwift. I was hooked. I trained 5x/week, and spent 6 weeks doing the FTP training. I dropped another 8 lbs. It was brutal (especially the races.) but really fun! I raised my ftp 11points.
This week, for the first time since last fall, I could get out on the road and for the first time in 20 years, at the ripe old age of 61, I totally DUSTED my spouse on every hill. I can’t believe how easy the hills were compared to last year. Zwift really works! Thank you all Zwifters who are so kind during the workouts and thanks for creating such an amazing…world.
Do I get a commission for this? Asking for a friend.