Riding outside doesn’t fit my schedule and I don’t have an outdoor bike.
I’ve been on TR since September and have worked my way up to 308 FTP, about 4 w/kg. Just loving it- I did a base plan and then a whole string of sustained power builds. I am in the middle of another now, and have also worked my way up to high volume. My goal has been to consistently increase FTP.
So the other day, I got the bright idea to try Zwift - and hated it! I didn’t know what was coming, they were pushing insane watts out of the gate and I got properly destroyed. Not having my trusty graphs made it extra tough mentally.
My questions are as follows:
Is there a way to keep going with my current goal of increasing FTP consistently AND train for Zwift success at the same time? Any conflict there?
If I were to change my goal to some kind of ranking on Zwift, what would be the best plan for me to do on TR? Would I choose a specialty and if so, which one?
What is the best way to work in some Zwift rides to my high volume plan and not conflict, or lose benefit?
Should I just forget about Zwift and go back to what I was doing and keep driving up my FTP until it won’t go any higher, then return to the Zwift world if I want? I would hate to throw a wrench into a very consistent and successful gain program.