Crying as this is about Zwift

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Aug 2021
12:11pm, 23 Aug 2021
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Kieren
Not a Zwifter but didn't think a new thread was warranted with so much knowledge in this one.

I'm recovering from injury (week 7 of fractured foot*) and can wattbike at the gym but no running. I can't sprint bat can now do hard efforts.

Just wondering if there was any advice for types of workouts that cross over well to running 5K to half-marathon or even just to slow the fitness loss?

At the moment I've been doing workouts that are just above or below threshold as I seem to be able to recover from these to add frequency (compared to running 2 a week, with the rest easy)

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* The fracture was an avulsion fracture to the talus, where a tendon or ligament pulls a bit of bone off. Hopefully I'll be back running in 6 weeks but will have to follow a beginner plane like C25K to gently load, so my gym wattbike journey might last maybe 3 months.

I possibly could sub to zwift if the forum thinks that adds value but can't really hog the wattbike much more than an hour.
Aug 2021
12:26pm, 23 Aug 2021
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Gobi
Not sure I'd want to do anymore than you are doing while that injury recovers. It will be doing more than enough to maintain a level of fitness.
Aug 2021
12:34pm, 23 Aug 2021
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Kieren
Thank-you. I'll take that :-)

I think I'm just doing the standard coming out of injury think and at risk of too much, too soon. I recognise it but it can be difficult to put back on the box.
Aug 2021
1:49pm, 23 Aug 2021
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Gobi
Let me calm you down as someone who has cocked it up badly in the past :-)

Relax and tick along. It is enough
gt
Dec 2021
11:54am, 8 Dec 2021
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gt
Just been searching on here for threads about bike training and found this.
I’ve tried Zwift, TrainerRoad, Sufferfest and something else I’ve forgotten the name of.

I really couldn’t get my head around the whole online racing thing with Zwift but having read Gobi’s blog I think I need to give it another try. Anything that’ll get me bike fit again has to be a bonus.
Dec 2021
12:03pm, 8 Dec 2021
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Gobi
GT - good luck

I just needed something and zwift filled the gap well.
gt
Dec 2021
12:13pm, 8 Dec 2021
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gt
It’s a means to an end I guess.

No doubt I’ll end up going back to loosely following sessions on Zwift while I watch the CX on GCN+
Dec 2021
1:48pm, 8 Dec 2021
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Gobi
I've done 1 actual workout since joining zwift.

I run my own group sessions.

The racing really helped to motivate when lockdown was at its worst

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