I’ve not seen any posts on this yet so thought I would put something out there on the subject. Wondering if others have thought about the psychology aspect of the Zwift environment.
I’m a typical “weekend warrior” father of three who gets training in when I can. I use a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine trainer and Garmin speed/cadence sensor for virtual power readings. What is really interesting to me is the “psychology” impact Zwift has. A couple of examples: When climbing, I want to pedal faster and generate more power to increase my climbing rate. The “close the gaps”, downhill aero rides and sprints have the same impact - I can’t resist the challenge before me. While you certainly don’t have to, the visuals of the scenery and other riders passing as you climb, speeding downhill and sprinting to the finish arch create the urgency to move your legs faster. While not a structured plan like a Trainer Road offers, Zwift certainly has built in features to help you improve your cycling fitness. I’m looking forward to new segments and routes in the Zwift world.