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Old 03-06-19, 09:03 AM
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Compared to workouts you'll see on Trainer Road or in books like The Time Crunched Cyclist, most Zwift workouts have "random" elements thrown that don't translate into any scientific based training rationale. But, a lot of people aren't training for races and don't have the motivation to stick to long, structured plans - or even long intervals in one zone within a workout.

You can see this big time in spin classes - lots of random, short duration stuff thrown in, mostly just to keep the spinners from getting bored.

One local spin instructor is also a cycling coach - he had a real live 90 minute series that was a winter-time "Increase your threshold" kind of workout with 20 minutes Over/Under kind of workouts, long Sweet Spots, etc. 75% of the class was gone after two sessions! But, they were better off spinning and getting some overall benefit than doing nothing.

You can add custom workouts to Zwift - I've done that with the Time Crunched Cyclists Experienced Century/Fondo workouts.
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