Zwift, anyone? (Read 203 times)

    You can get all 4 seasons in one week here in eastern North Carolina. tomorrow it’s going to be 60* and Monday it’s going to be 70*


    rectumdamnnearkilledem

      I think our forecast for Sunday is 40 and rain...we've had 50 degree swings in a week. That's always hard to plan around. We're about to experience that, again.

      '19 Goals:

      • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever.

      • Back to shooting for duathlon podium spots

      • Improve power:weight ratio

       

      Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

      remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

           ~ Sarah Kay

      brentnet


        I'm a little late to the party on this one, but I am avid Zwift runner. I do a majority of my running on a treadmill early morning (before work), during my lunch break, or late nights. I've run over 1,100 miles on Zwift since May. I'll highly recommend checking out the workouts - especially Monday Run Club and Workout Wednesday. Most of their weekend runs like Run in the Park are at times that don't really work for me. I've recently done a few running races on Zwift and found them really, really fun, as well. It's helped keep me motivated in my running.


        rectumdamnnearkilledem

          Heh, I wonder how badly I could injure myself in a treadmill race!

           

          I’m Z.oomy on Zwift.

          '19 Goals:

          • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever.

          • Back to shooting for duathlon podium spots

          • Improve power:weight ratio

           

          Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

          remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

               ~ Sarah Kay

            What I’ve done is bought horse stall mat at tractor supply company (fairly cheap). 4’x6’ solid rubber mat. Might be 100+ pounds per mat.  I found it to be more  rigid for the bike trainer.

             

             

            Heh, and I'm contemplating a Zwift metric century, maybe next month or so.

             

            To help with the trainer rigidity we put those puzzle-pieced squares of that sort of dense foam gym mat flooring stuff under our trainers. It really helps a lot.

            2019 Goals:

            #1: Do what I can do (250+ training days, 300+ aerobic hours).

            #2: Race (Hurt the Dirt 1/2 marathon - 4/27, Grand Rapids Tri 70.3 - 6/9, MSU Gran Fondo - 6/22, ODRAM - 8/10, Michigan Titanium 70.3 - 8/18, Grand Rapids Marathon - 10/20)

             

              Not on Zwift yet as far as the bike is concerned but I have rode on the dumb training two days in a row. 30 minutes yesterday and 35 today, trying to ease my way into and not push hard since I’m running 6 days a week training for a HM. Probably ride again on Sunday.

                If you don’t mind me asking, how are you connecting to Zwift?

                 

                I'm a little late to the party on this one, but I am avid Zwift runner. I do a majority of my running on a treadmill early morning (before work), during my lunch break, or late nights. I've run over 1,100 miles on Zwift since May. I'll highly recommend checking out the workouts - especially Monday Run Club and Workout Wednesday. Most of their weekend runs like Run in the Park are at times that don't really work for me. I've recently done a few running races on Zwift and found them really, really fun, as well. It's helped keep me motivated in my running.

                  Why can I only think of a floor mopping product when I see this thread?

                  Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
                  - Mark Twain


                  rectumdamnnearkilledem

                    Why can I only think of a floor mopping product when I see this thread?

                     

                    Swiffering while Zwifting would be an interesting activity! How to log that...? Tongue

                    '19 Goals:

                    • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever.

                    • Back to shooting for duathlon podium spots

                    • Improve power:weight ratio

                     

                    Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                    remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                         ~ Sarah Kay

                       

                      Swiffering while Zwifting would be an interesting activity! How to log that...? Tongue

                       

                      That would be a whole body workout!!

                      After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting.  It is not logical, but it is often true. - Mr. Spock, Star Trek episode "Amok Time"


                      rectumdamnnearkilledem

                        It might remove the cat footprints from the treadmill belt, at least!

                        '19 Goals:

                        • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever.

                        • Back to shooting for duathlon podium spots

                        • Improve power:weight ratio

                         

                        Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                        remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                             ~ Sarah Kay

                          I just got a zwift footpod and now I have to figure everything out.

                           

                          One quick learning that disappoints me -- you have to use your phone to connect to a windows PC?  That's pretty silly.

                           

                          I also wish there was a way to directly connect to a smart tv.

                          And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

                           

                          Rob


                          rectumdamnnearkilledem

                            I use an iPad on the treadmill with iPhone for the companion app. No smart TV setup, but people do run it on AppleTV. I think it has to be a newer 4K model. For the bike we have a dedicated computer in the basement that I use (with iPad as companion app device). DH had been using that for a couple of years. Now he’s running his work laptop through our basement TV.

                             

                            It can be pricey to get set-up, particularly for the bike, but it’s a bargain compared to Peloton or a gym membership!

                            '19 Goals:

                            • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever.

                            • Back to shooting for duathlon podium spots

                            • Improve power:weight ratio

                             

                            Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                            remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                                 ~ Sarah Kay

                              It can be pricey to get set-up, particularly for the bike, but it’s a bargain compared to Peloton or a gym membership!

                               

                              Given I won't be biking, I guess I am all set at this point. Just gotta figure out the logistics.

                              And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

                               

                              Rob


                              rectumdamnnearkilledem

                                 

                                Given I won't be biking, I guess I am all set at this point. Just gotta figure out the logistics.

                                 

                                It kind of made my head hurt, at first. The run options are a lot more straightforward. Someday when smart trainers come down in price and offer incline AND decline, I’d love that. For now I manually adjust incline and save downhill runs for outdoors.

                                '19 Goals:

                                • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever.

                                • Back to shooting for duathlon podium spots

                                • Improve power:weight ratio

                                 

                                Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                                remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                                     ~ Sarah Kay