I realise that for many training indoors is an essential way to make sure you can meet your training hours. Whether it is because you live in the heart of the city and there is nowhere appropriate to run or ride, or because the climatic conditions (cold or hot) mean that training outdoors is virtually impossible.
A while back indoor training was the domain of the ‘gym bunny’ on the treadmill or the hard core rider on rollers or facing tedium of riding through glue on a turbo with zero momentum. In recent times this has changed significantly with the explosion of availability of ‘smart’ trainers. These have become increasing advanced, and led to all kinds on online offerings of cycling simulators such as Cycleops Virtual Trainer, FulGaz, TrainerRoad, and of course Zwift.
Of course each platform has its own merits, but Zwift seems to have an ever growing following with the game play platform allowing group rides, racing, structured training sessions and a variety of routes. But is Zwift a blessing or a curse? Many of my athletes have been using Zwift for a while, and been convincing me to look at virtual riding, rather than turbo tedium, so over the past few weeks I have immersed myself in the online platform and my thoughts are Continue reading