First of all thank you for making the workouts in Zwift. I’m the type of person that really appreciates a workout schedule and the satisfaction of starting and completing the set workouts.
My question is, how do you do the gearing on the Zwift workouts?
For example, I did workout #3 for the Improving Beginner FTP.
I’m able to complete the warm-up, no problem 1/12 gold star.
Then I’m able to hold 125w for 5 mins at 90-100 rpm, 2/12 star.
Then it wants me to drop down to 90w for 2 mins and still hold 90-100rpm. If I drop to 90w I’m way below 90-100rpm and it tells me to increase my rpm. If I increase my rpm I’m above 115w and it tells me to decrease power. Ends up with FAILURE no gold star.
I was able to get it somewhat close, I was able to earn 1/2 a star by jump from the larger front chain-ring to complete the 125w 5min 90-100 rpm sections and then the smaller front chain ring to complete the 90w 2 min 90-100 sections.
I would like to know how to make it work so I can earn the 12/12 stars? Am I not doing something right? Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
If it matters I’m using a KickrSnap and I do the spindown and advanced spindown so it seems to be working properly outside of the workouts (i.e. riding normally on Zwift). When I do the Zwift workouts I do have the box checked for use ERG mode. I’m not sure what exactly that means, but it’s checked so I leave it that way.