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There are 2 ways: riding a bike on an avarage speed and being involved in a competition with other bikers. This article will help you to make a difference between two variants: Peloton bike and Zwift platform.
Of course, you can easily buy any of them right now. But it is recommended to rely on fitness experts’ experience and consider all pros and cons at first. Let’t start!
That was half a year I planned to assemble a station for Zwift and I finally collected it. The machine – Elite Rampa (ANT + FE-C, BLE, smart), a rubber mat, a roller on a trainer and special tires give a quite acceptable noise level of up to 300 watts inclusive.
Actually, it’s alreay noisy, but I’m not staying longer than 6 minutes above 300. Sprints at 800+ probably make the neighbors think that the washing machine was spinning, but so far no one has come to clarify why I wash so often.
Elite Rampa adapts quite well even for 26 “wheels on the mountain bike for the wife. As to the unmentioned in the post – I need a good fan. In the process of a quality workout, it pours me like waterfalls. Winter will not be boring, thanks again for the incentive.
Running standards in the Marathon (42 km) is 4 minutes / km (= 15 km / h average) for the second category. 15 km / h, all 42 km. So I’m saying – in the run, the standards are extremely harsh!
The second category is still achievable, but pull on the first one – this must be really cool. While in the long triathlon, everything is much, much simpler. I would say that it is easier to fulfill the CCM norm on IM than to run out 1 bit at a marathon.
Pulse, by the way, is about nothing at all. An individual piece. I have it low and it does not accelerate to 185, which I have set according to age. And my colleague is 5 years older – 192 measured on the same route with me. Despite the fact that we keep the pace the same (I’m even a little faster – on the pulse of 165 versus 185).
Individual, but I’m interested in something else – how much do the pulse zones of the same person relate. My 165s are not felt at skiing at all, and this year’s bike for half an hour of continuous (key point) work on such a pulse against the wind – these are half-an-hour clogged feet and a bunch of PRs along the way.
I have a regular 6k magnetic machine. The machine load is set at the same speed (there are 7 in total), for myself I change the load by switching. For app, I have a fenich 2 + heart rate sensor (premium) + speed and cadence sensors (non-magnetic). Everything is automatically drained.
At the same time, all these sensors connect to the shift through the ant + whistle, only I rarely run it. I conduct all control of the training on the clock. Where it is better to watch a little dummy / TV show during training.
I was very excited last year when I first tried the Zwift. And then I got tired of the same thing, it’s interesting there if you have a power gauge, then you can ride races, with your friends team training is also normal. It’s also useful to do workouts (intervals for example).
But I have a watch for complex workouts and they are more convenient for me in this regard. And just staring at expensive bothers and interest quickly passes. Therefore, this year I switched to watching a video. I don’t listen to music on the street, only the world around me.