Riding Inside on my Wahoo Kickr Core

Riding Inside on my Wahoo Kickr Core

Just a brief view of riding inside on my Fuji attached to my Wahoo Kickr Core while watching Apple TV and Zwifting on my iPad. Fun times in this crazy period where most of our cycling fitness will come from riding inside. You with me here?

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Zwift Running – Import from Stryd to Training Peaks and Merge with Zwift

Zwift Running - Import from Stryd to Training Peaks and Merge with Zwift

If you want to use Watts to calculate your stats, and accurately represent or track your elevation gain from being an Incline Treadmill Trainer, this is the video for you. I’ll show you how to export from Stryd, strip the location (if present) so that it won’t overwrite the Zwift location track, and merge it so that your Training Peaks account will show your watts and elevation change, as well as calculate your fatigue and fitness levels based on watts as they correlate to your heart rate, the default method to calculate your stats.

If you want to read more, including the itemized list of how-to, check it out here https://inclinetreadmilltrainer.com/zwiftrunning/import-stryd-and-merge-with-zwift-in-training-peaks/

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First Deeper Dive into Zwift Running Dec 7 2019

First Deeper Dive into Zwift Running Dec 7 2019

After my last couple of shorter videos let’s spend a couple more minutes inside the virtual running environment of Zwift. Let’s meet a few deer families hanging out on the rec paths. Let’s see the inside of the Garage, our little shopping spree using game currency. Let’s see a few intervals in this workout from Zwift Tri Academy. If you want some more behind the scenes info, check it out at https://inclinetreadmilltrainer.com/zwiftrunning/a-deeper-dive-into-zwift-running/ and let’s stay connected as we prepare for hiting your New Years goals.

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Zwift Running Demonstration Dec 5 2019

Zwift Running Demonstration Dec 5 2019

In this Zwift Running demonstration video you’ll see running intervals and some of the amazingly detailed scenery including water reflections and dust streams. You’ll also hear cyclists on gravel and boardwalks. You’ll enjoy the underwater tubes through which we ride and run as we explore the futuristic imaginative environment of Watopia. Be sure to stop by Incline Treadmill Trainer website at https://inclinetreadmilltrainer.com/zwiftrunning/introduction-to-zwift-running/ if you want to stay in the loop and find out more about Zwift Running.

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Introduction to Zwift Running Dec 4, 2019

Introduction to Zwift Running Dec 4, 2019

Zwift Running is an amazingly effective app to motivate and inspire your indoor running. As an incline treadmill trainer for a decade of mountain adventures, I fell in love with this app instantly and have used it for a year now as part of my regular training. For more information and to keep tabs on upcoming articles and videos, drop by https://inclinetreadmilltrainer.com/zwiftrunning/introduction-to-zwift-running/ and let’s stay in touch.

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Rut Training Run – tapering was an option?

Tapering? I normally don’t taper well. I experimented with it off and on over the years. Right now I’m watching my stats in both Training Peaks and the Stryd Power Center so I can see where I’m at in readiness to race. I experimented with tapering for the Broken Arrow VK and I think I was a little flat for that one. Could I have finished 10 minutes faster? I don’t think so with the technical terrain, especially the snow.

Scenery at the start of the Broken Arrow VK in Squaw Valley

This week I’m experimenting with tapering for the Rut Training Run. I’m pushing my stats for three runs in a row of greater than 220 RSS (Stryd) or 150 TSS (Training Peaks). This is done on the treadmill at roughly 3.1 miles in about 64 minutes (5k) at 22% incline (a little over 1000m of climb).

There’s my Stryd Race Readiness from the Metabolic Fitness graph in the Improvement tab. It’s right on 65.

40-65 Skill means you are prepared for a half marathon race.
55-70 Skill means you are prepared for a marathon race.

I’m currently at a little over 7,000′ of vertical for this week. Tomorrow I will be over 10,000′ and then I’ll be done running till Saturday at the Rut Training Run. I’ll be doing some cycling tonight, Wednesday (OTB Trainer so lucky to get a mile or two in) and Thursday.

I think I made a mistake for the Broken Arrow VK by not getting in any appreciable vertical early that week. We’ll see how I feel on Saturday and apply the lessons learned for my next race. Possibly another “C” race in early August.

All in all it’s been awesome to try to come back to running, such as it is with all the vertical. Yes, it’s fast vertical, but it’s slow running. I’ve felt it when I’ve been out doing 10:00 miles out on the road. Ugh.

Map My Fitness (Map My Run, by Under Armour) has a 1000 km challenge every year. I’ve entered it for a handful of years running (pun) now, and every year was so totally lucky to get in even 300 km. This year I’m way ahead of pace. I’m over 800 km already, putting my solidly in the top 5% of registrants. Super duper. I’m actually on pace (according to Strava) to exceed 1000 miles this year.

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