The online fitness platform for runners has announced a new training feature to further help indoor running.
Zwift’s newest training feature, a collection of flexible training plans, are designed by leading professional coaches and athletes, with a focus on helping you achieve specific goals, such as running a first marathon.
Plans vary in duration and intensity based on the training goal and your available time to train both in Zwift and outside.
Zwift’s new flexible Training Plans adapt according to your schedule, so you can complete workouts that suit the time you have available, and the plan will adapt accordingly.
Plans will give you windows in which you need to complete a specific workout session within each weekly block.
To avoid, the negative impact of overtraining, if a session isn’t completed within the set window, it simply becomes unavailable. The plan will then rework the rest of the week to ensure you are able to get the most from the remaining sessions.
From launch, Training Plans will integrate seamlessly with Zwift Companion App (ZCA). Runners will be able to keep on top of progress as ZCA will notify when new workouts have been unlocked and available to complete.
When in Workout Mode, ZCA transforms into a fantastic training aid, allowing control over EG mode, adjusting FTP bias and showing upcoming interval block. The app also clearly displays key metrics such as current power (measured in watts), heart rate and cadence, making it easier to stay on target and focus your effort.
“We’re thrilled to roll out the next phase in flexible online training with our new Training Plans,” said Eric Min, Zwift co-founder and CEO. “These plans are expertly developed, to allow you to reach your goals while remaining flexible enough to adapt to real world time constraints.
“Sometimes life simply does get in the way! Like all Zwift experiences, our Training Plans are designed to bring more enjoyment to your training.”
So how does Zwift work?
From friendly competition, to racing & structured training programs, athletes from around the globe can train and compete with each other in rich, 3D-generated worlds simply by connecting their existing devices & hardware (e.g. cycle trainers, power meters, treadmills heart rate monitors, etc) wirelessly via open industry standard ANT+ and BLE.