Zwift Riding & Racing: How Important is FTP?

We’ve already talked a bit about how to train with Zwift but for folks not accustomed to power training the concept of FTP and training zones is uncharted territory. What does it mean? Do you need to do an FTP test? And how does it affect your Zwift riding? Understanding FTP FTP, or functional threshold power, is theoretically the point at which your body begins to substantially rely less on fat for fuel and more and more on glycogen. Think of your aerobic system like a funnel and the effort you’re…

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Learning to Race: From the Pain Cave to the Podium

For some people just getting on a road bike and going for a ride, be it on their own, with a club, or with a group of friends, is all they’ll ever need to get maximum enjoyment out of the sport. For others, the more competitive types with an itch to go fast, racing is the next step in their cycling Odyssey. But what does it take to go from being a weekend recreational rider to making an explosive race winning acceleration toward the finish line against 40 other well-trained…

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