I will ride my TR plan until the Zwift workouts come out then draw then into the plan to see what it looks like. Someone already saw the workouts on YouTube (Benji Naesen). They were able to add extra days in between the Zwift ones so it may be possible to just make custome weeks to keep you on track TSS wise until the academy is over.
They arent workouts. They are there to identify various powers and durations to get a power curve to identify promising riders.
However, if it motivates you to get on the bike and ride with more consistency than you have been then there will be benefits from just doing them. If you are already happy with the TR plan then I wouldnt do these. If you are using TR and Zwift (with Zwift controllable trainer unchecked and TR controlling the trainer) then you can still select the workouts and will get credit for completing them even if they are nothing like the workout you actually do
That’s exactly it. I fully expect to improve less than a TR plan (which if you look at Zwift plans are much better) but they will be better than finishing work and watching YouTube or playing War Thunder.
Once I’ve done the 6 Zwift workouts I’ll be back to a real plan and throw in some racing while it rains non stop.
I’m doing Zwift Academy as well. After a solid year with TR low-volume in 2023 concluding with Big Sugar 100, I was staring at SSB2 starting over and I just couldn’t. I ride indoors to stay in shape to be able to do bigger events (like Big Sugar), and so I probably only rode outside about 10 times total so far in 2023.
Zwift has put some fun back in riding inside, so I’ll be zwifting for a few months to stay motivated. The academy ‘workouts’ remind me of Sufferfest. If I kept up with these, I would probably be overcooked and burnt out within a few months.