Zwift Academy - What are your plans?

I am surprised that dimension data isn’t there this year, and it is a team (Canyon-Fenix?) which I never heard of. I am not aiming for a pro contract, but I want to complete it this year to unlock some in-game swag. You need to complete 8 workouts and do 4 group rides/races if you just want to complete the academy.

I am wondering if you can just start the workout, and then pedal through it without actually hitting the workout targets? Does that count as a finished workout according to zwift’s algorithm? @GPLama might want to chime in on this one :stuck_out_tongue: If that is the case, then I can just do a zwift academy workout and a trainerroad workout at the same time (trainerroad controlling the trainer and zwift for the visuals).

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I’m sure when I’ve done the previous years, its just a case of attendance. Don’t believe I have ever hit every target but always graduated! Group academy rides etc I’ve done TR workouts many a time…

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Ditto, I have never fully completed any of them. I will see if it works into my training schedule and may aim to get it all this season.

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Off season fun means complete all 3

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I am going to do the running one and the tri one most likely. I have used plan builder to build out my season already but will just slot their workouts into the plan or swap them in depending on the week. Last year the tri program was easy so its nothing that needs you to take extra recovery IMO

No idea sorry. My use of workouts on there is for my own interval sessions and putting equipment to the sword.

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From last years faq:
What percentage of a workout do I need to complete to get credit? Do I have to get all the stars?
You must complete 75% of a Zwift Academy workout to receive credit towards graduation. While you should aim to get as many stars as possible, these do not factor into completion credit.”

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Good to hear!!! thanks!

The latest Zwiftcast has some discussion about the new ZA and related bike workouts in particular.

  • Relevant section starts at 26:40 or so.
  • I like the sounds of the focus on workouts and education. Might be a great start for newer indoor training riders compared prior ZA’s.

I got quite frustrated with the tri academy last year, as the footpod kept cutting out, underreading or worse - Zwift run wouldnt start or kept cutting out during a session.

That was in a gym, now I have my own set up Ill give it another go this year just for variety.

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What pod are you using? Also ANT+ or BLTE?