I always need to do the races that start between 4 and 4:30am. Luckily Seth does not mind waking up early with me :) If anyone else wants to join us for an early morning race just let us know. With all of this rain lately we have been racing 2ish times a week, but to be honest I am almost always up for a race in the morning.
Raced with Seth G yesterday in a Zwift race! I am still learning the ropes but I got a lot of things right this time.
I collected an Aero power up before the start of the race.
I saved the Aero power up until the finish.
On the first couple laps I timed it so that I knew where I should enable the Aero power up for the sprint finish, knowing that it lasts 30seconds.
For sure, if you are in a race with a sprint finish and you don't have the Aero power up you DO NOT stand a chance.
It was awesome racing with Seth! I had someone to chat with and someone to work with in a break away.
We broke away for something like 2ish laps 2/5-3.5/5 or so.. Seth correct me if I am wrong. That was the best part of the race. Trading pulls with Seth.
There was a short/steep climb right before the finish. The finish is a flat out sprint. Each lap looked like this:
With 2.5miles to go, after we were caught by the pack, I attacked to try to break up the field so that maybe Seth could win the sprint.
I was caught on the last climb so my plan didn't workout so well. I stayed with the chasing group until the sprint finish. I used the Aero power up at the right time to finish 2nd place. Seth was 5th. I think that if we try again we can win one of these things!
Post race 'zwift selfie' with Seth G... and yes somefreakinhow I have the Green Sprinters jersey. I think I need to update my avatar to look more like me.
I always figured I would get into zwift racing and now I am hooked. This stuff is addictive.
The effort for most of these races is close to what I would do in a cross race. Especially if you try to break away. Perfect training for the season!
I do have one problem though. In the sprint finishes I end up pulling so hard on the Kickr/Bike that I move the Kickr forward like 6 inches or more. During the sprint in this race I almost pulled it so far forward that I nearly hit my TV.
What can I do about that? What does everyone else do?
Been doing the whole food / plant based diet for about 5 months now and I am going on almost 6 months of no alcohol.
I had a new / recent discovery. I was starting to feel like my diet was really missing something and I thought about it and figured it might actually be a super easy / quick / digestible source of protein. It was just a hunch. So even though protein powders are NOT whole food they do have a ton of organic / natural / plant based options these days. Doing some research I found this one got the best reviews for price, quality, and ingredients.
I plan to use that like I used to use whey protein. Maybe like 1-3 scoops per day spaced throughout the day, used as a 'snack' between meals and after workouts as needed. I already feel better after just a few days of using it. Definitely feels like it made the difference.
If you want to transition to a whole food / plant based diet... I recommend that you really go 100% whole food for 3 weeks... see how you feel. After that u might want to consider protein powder or any other things that you feel like u might be missing.
They say it takes about 30 days or so to have a life change like this really take affect. I think 3 weeks is doable! You can do anyth!ng!