I signed up to the trial subscription less than a week ago.
I am doing the Dirty Reiver gravel ride on 22nd April (130km) and wanted to get some structured training in.
I have set my athlete type to Century Rider, as that seemed the most suitable for this type of event and have my improvement rate is set to Moderate-2.
Current TP is 205w.
I have been using Zwift for probably 5 years or so & have done a mix of training in that time - none of it particularly targeted, but have been seeing steady improvement nonetheless.
I uploaded the max data possible from Strava (3 months), but I was ill for a lot of December, so there are probably 5 weeks out of the ~12 where there isn’t much riding data, and what I did do, was very easy Z2 trundling.
I have done a couple of workouts, but they seem very easy compared to what I am used to.
On Monday, I did the ‘taking care of business - 60’.
On Tuesday I did the Zwift 1st TdZ long route (as a free ride, no workout selected) and thought it would be worth beasting myself a bit to ‘show’ Xert where I currently was fitness wise. I suspect this was a mistake as I got a breakthrough, but it immediately sent me into ‘very tired’ status.
The workout suggested today (Friday) was active recovery 45, where I was barely tickling the pedals and it felt a bit pointless. I have adjusted the freshness feedback slider a little, because it was still showing I was tired, but I do not feel tired at all.
So - sorry for all the rambling, but I am wondering whether Xert would have a better idea of my fitness if I sign up & am able to download all of my Strava data (well, more than 3 months worth) or whether this will not actually give me a benefit.
I have about 3 months to train for this event and while I am prepared to ‘trust the method’, I have a niggling worry that if Xert lets me ‘take it easy’ I will not be very well prepared.
Any advice would be gratefully received - especially regarding whether it’s worth signing up to get more data uploaded? I’ll probably do this at the end of the trial anyway, but figured I might as well make the most of the free trial if it makes no difference to pay-up early.
There is a lot to get my head around with the functionality of Xert and I suppose that the more I use it, the more comfortable I will get with it.