068/365 - January 10th 2018
I tried my first race on Zwift this evening, the virtual cycling platform. You might be riding an indoor bike, and everything happens virtually online, but my god it still hurts! I entered in the B category (with A being the fastest), as I didn't really know which group to enter. It was a 17 mile race, and right out of the gate, it's pretty much full on until the end! I lost the main group about halfway round, but I still managed to keep a good pace. In the end, I was promoted to the A category, and finished 15th. Not too bad considering I haven't had much time off the bike lately, with commuting and weekend club rides. I still managed to put out 335W for a 20 minute period too, which is only 21W less than my record. I think I may need to do another FTP test soon, but they really aren't something to look forward too! Next time I'm rested after a trip, I'll give it a go.