Zwift – Why you shouldn’t take it too seriously.June 23rd, 2020 by paulhart
I decided to attack the KOM on the Watopia Hilly Route on Monday as part of my anaerobic interval training. It’s a tough little climb but its a good length and gradient. I thought it would suit me so I attacked it.
I got the KOM jersey and rode around Watopia proudly showing off my polka dot jersey. I did 1min43, which took 516watts / 523NP.
Whilst I appreciate these numbers aren’t the best in the world, they are pretty good. I’m quite pleased with them. I’ve achieved higher on the road but this is on a turbo, and I find hitting high power on a turbo hard because you cant throw the bike around freely.
Anyway, logged onto Strava and guess what… that effort has me 33 seconds off the Strava KOM and placed 4545th ! It appears lots of people can ride a 6% climb at 28.6mph. Impressive.?
I think Zwift is brilliant, but it’s important to keep perspective and remember it’s just a bit of fun and great training, nothing more.
Don’t let Zwift decide whether you are a good cyclist or not, because if I did I would be giving up now!