Training plans - Watts too high for beginner?


(Allen Jaffe) #1

I recently started some of the training plans / programs. On my second ride I was pushed to over 500 watts , a little too intense…

Questions :slight_smile:

  1. Do you first run an FTP and then will it calibrate ? yes /no
  2. If no , can you adjust on the workouts ?

What is the best way to choose a program that works for your level of fitness


(Godmother Fox) #2

Yes, You should set your FTP first … either You know it or You’ll do some FTP test - see 1 in my picture
And yes, it will adjust workout values and difficulty just for you …

You can create Your own workouts or even modify current one (copy and then change - see 2 in picture). New, updated one will be located under Custom Workouts - see 3.

I modify workouts sometimes as I find some of them too hard for my current fitness … not too much Wattage actually, but have to shorten some intervals a little bit …

As I run Zwift on AppleTV and its remote control is absolute Pain in A**, I’ve installed Zwift on my Mac Pro. I use it just to configure my avatar (jersey, socks, etc…) and/or to work on workouts - change, create, etc … while I still run Zwift from AppleTV … those custom workouts are synced between my MacPro a AppTV automatically …

Hope it helps …

GdF

Edit later - almost forgot to mention … also You can change the difficulty of workout “on the fly” … if needed (as sometimes you feel stronger or weaker little bit, then usual) … there is BIAS control in Workout mode … You can adjust temporary workout difficulty +/- 10% …