Ok so I’m locked down, unable to ride much outside let alone race. What can I do to tie me over? Join Zwift of course!
So I did that and after 2 weeks I found myself getting sucked into and hole of pushing too hard and overreaching. I noticed even steady endurance rides on the platform turned into flog fests where everyone started racing and measuring their manhood. For example, I joined a group ride with some friends some of which are probably a lot less fitter than me. I found it hard to even hold a wheel and these dudes were flying. It certainly wasn’t the tempo ride I was told it would be. I got pretty annoyed and jumped out and back into trainer road for the ride I was looking for.
So does all this virtual doping and doctoring of numbers really benefit these dudes i real life? Hard to see how it does.
So by trying to keep a little bit of social normality and riding with these dudes on Zwift I found that after 2 weeks my training schedule had gone to pot and I was sucked into doing overly hard workouts and races that I feel are to my detriment. I get using it as just entertainment and doing the odd race but I think that doesn’t even do much to help with training in the long run and trows you off course a bit. Also the repeated crashing of the app is frustrating and its hard to justify given the price.
Anyone else experience this? Or do I need to work around it and give it some time?