How to Connect a Coach to a Zwift Workout
If you’re looking for a way to get some structured training in, a coach-led workout on zwift is one option. Whether you’re an experienced athlete or just getting started with cycling, a coach-led workout in zwift can help improve your fitness level and get you to the finish line faster.
Connecting to a coach on zwift is easy and free, and can be done from the comfort of your own home with a few simple steps. Simply download the zwift app onto your phone or computer and create an account, giving details such as your height and weight. Once you’ve set up your profile and logged in, a training plan for today will be available on your avatar’s screen.
Workouts in a training plan are crafted by race-winning coaches and will adjust to fit in around your schedule. They’re based around your w/kg at FTP, so they’ll match your TrainingPeaks settings, and they’ll be accessible on-screen in Zwift to follow along with.
You can choose from more than 12 cycling and running training plans, all crafted by real race-winning coaches to help you reach your goals. These are 6-8 weeks long and include 4-5 workouts per week, including endurance, recovery, and strength and power training.
The plan will be structured to ensure you ride to your strengths and weaknesses, so you’ll never train too hard or too easy, and you’ll always be in a comfortable position to compete at your peak. They’re also incredibly flexible, so you can easily move them around to fit in with your busy schedule.
Your workouts will automatically sync to your zwift account as you complete them, and any structure-based workouts in your TrainingPeaks plan will be accessible in Zwift as well (you’ll get a flashy kit to show off once you’ve completed a workout in training). It’s recommended to use a trainer that is ANT+ or Bluetooth FE-C compatible, since these allow the app to control the resistance of your bike/trainer in erg mode, which can mimic terrain changes and provide an effective form of structured training.
Group rides in zwift have become extremely popular, and are a great way to meet other riders with similar abilities. They also feature a “Keep Everyone Together” function, which allows you to keep riding with your group even if you’re producing different power values during the ride.
This is a great option for beginner riders who have little experience riding in groups, as it’s a way to practice group riding without having to worry about dropping out or losing your place. It can also be a great option for a group who are planning to ride a longer route but don’t want to drop off.
When joining a group ride, make sure you’re pedalling at an easy pace and warm up before the session starts. It’s also a good idea to ensure you have an easy gear.
When you’re ready to start the session, Zwift will invite you to join the meetup on your screen (approximately 3 minutes before it starts). Once you accept the invite, you’ll be repositioned to the warm up area with the rest of the TTH athletes. During the session, make sure to keep pedalling as you need to be able to maintain your pace with the rest of the group.