Hey Guys and Girls,
So i started Zwift 4 weeks ago just to get me back into shape again, i used to be a overall athlete back in the days ( i am 36 years 178 cm and 118 KG ) and i had enough off the overweight i have.
The first 3 weeks I had to work really hard on my condition because it was in a laughable state ( i also quit smoking after 5 years of non stop smoking ) I started with 0.4 to 0.7 w/kg for about 30 min max until i gassed out, now after 4 weeks of good training, change of food mentality and being consistent with the different workouts and training’s Zwift provides u i can hold 1.0 to 1.4 for about 50 min.
Until now i have only done workouts and free solo rides, mainly because I had no condition and am still improving in condition.
I once participated in a training ride with many other riders in the D category (who should ride between 1.0 and 2.0 w / kg) but 90% of that group constantly rode between 1.8 and 2.2 w / kg
the same applies to the only race I participated in, which would also be categorized as D category but the top 10 of that race was already peddling 3.2 w / kg. I finished desolate last with an average of 1.2 w / kg and the person in front of me rode an average of 1.6 w / kg.
I know, most of u would say “hey buddy try to train harder cause u are in no shape for competition” and you are probably quite right. But my competitive mind that I got from my time as an athlete tells me i want to race and compare myself to others, I’m sure there are several racers like me and I think that therefore an F category has to be created. I don’t just want to train I also want to race and push and compare myself to equals.
Let me know if I am totally wrong and so I should not whine and just have patience until I have lost 20 kg and a better condition so I can pedal better watts.
Cheers and thanks for you’re comments