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These workouts have been created by the coaches on TeamODZ specifically for the time-constrained cyclist using Zwift. The workouts will include everything from Sweet Spot, Threshold, VO2max and Pre-Race Taper workouts.

Sweet Spot Base program

The goal of Sweetspot training is to get the most training value for your time on the bike. Sweetspot training therefore balances the exercise intensity and volume of training and by riding at the maximum intensity that you can sustain for the period of your training session you get the maximum training benefit.

Technically, the sweet spot is located between high zone 3 and low zone 4: between 84% to 97% of your FTP (power at threshold). For the non powermeter user I would call it "medium hard" - below your 40k time trial race pace, but harder than a traditional tempo workout.

You can achieve more positive physiological adaptations than if you were to ride harder at zone 4/threshold. By riding below your FTP it is a more repeatable workout and won't take quite as much out of you. The trade off is the key element because day to day an athlete can achieve more positive physiological adaptations by sweet spotting than with threshold or tempo work. The balance lies in the athlete's ability to recover and therefore repeat and achieve similar wattages day after day with more frequency than full on threshold workouts.

Week 1: VO2 544, SST 626/1233
Week 2: VO2 654, SST 726/1533
Week 3: VO2 764, SST 1533/1055
Week 4: VO2 874, SST 1533/2053

Reference: hunterallenpowerblog.com

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Workout overview

Duration: 1h 17m

Stress points: 93

Zone distribution

Z1: 21m

Z2: 6m

Z3: 3m

Z4: 47m

Z5: -

Z6: -

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Author: ODZwifters

This workout was designed to get riders on track for the new year and motivated for the next season. It also can be used anytime in the year once a week to keep on top of a riders FTP progression but as a new years challenge it is designed to be done in 3 consecutive days.

This workout is 15min at 100% FTP with 5min rest x 3

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Workout overview

Duration: 1h 7m

Stress points: 83

Zone distribution

Z1: 16m

Z2: 6m

Z3: 3m

Z4: 42m

Z5: -

Z6: -

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Author: ODZwifters

This workout was designed to get riders on track for the new year and motivated for the next season. It also can be used anytime in the year once a week to keep on top of a riders FTP progression but as a new years challenge it is designed to be done in 3 consecutive days.

This workout is 20min at 100% FTP with 5min rest x 2

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Workout overview

Duration: 57m

Stress points: 57

Zone distribution

Z1: 31m

Z2: 6m

Z3: 3m

Z4: 2m

Z5: -

Z6: 15m

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Author: ODZwifters

This workout was designed to get riders on track for the new year and motivated for the next season. It also can be used anytime in the year once a week to keep on top of a riders FTP progression but as a new years challenge it is designed to be done in 3 consecutive days.

This workout is 3min at 120% FTP with 5min rest x 5

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Workout overview

Duration: 1h 32m

Stress points: 86

Zone distribution

Z1: 31m

Z2: 6m

Z3: 3m

Z4: 52m

Z5: -

Z6: -

34%
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57%
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Author: ODZwifters

LSCT Warm Up, 10min SST on 5min Rest X 6

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Workout overview

Duration: 1h 32m

Stress points: 98

Zone distribution

Z1: 21m

Z2: 6m

Z3: 3m

Z4: 1h 2m

Z5: -

Z6: -

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6%
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68%
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Author: ODZwifters

LSCT Warm Up, 20min SST on 5min Rest X 3

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Workout overview

Duration: 53m

Stress points: 61

Zone distribution

Z1: 22m

Z2: 6m

Z3: 3m

Z4: 2m

Z5: 20m

Z6: -

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5%
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Author: ODZwifters

This workout is specifically used in the early base phase of a training schedule to elicit VO2max or aerobic capacity.

The target for these longer intervals are 110% to ensure that riders are not bumping into their anaerobic stores to complete the workouts. Simply put the longer we can stay aerobic for these harder efforts the more you will have left in the tank at the end of a race or ride for a hard finish.

Each workout will have progressive time spent to at this limit to help increase rider FTP as well.

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Workout overview

Duration: 1h 1m

Stress points: 71

Zone distribution

Z1: 26m

Z2: 6m

Z3: 3m

Z4: 2m

Z5: 24m

Z6: -

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Author: ODZwifters

This workout is specifically used in the early base phase of a training schedule to elicit VO2max or aerobic capacity gains.

The target for these longer intervals are 110% to ensure that riders are not bumping into their anaerobic stores to complete the workouts. Simply put the longer we can stay aerobic for these harder efforts the more you will have left in the tank at the end of a race or ride for a hard finish.

Each workout will have progressive time spent to at this limit to help increase rider FTP as well.

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Workout overview

Duration: 1h 9m

Stress points: 77

Zone distribution

Z1: 30m

Z2: 6m

Z3: 3m

Z4: 2m

Z5: 28m

Z6: -

44%
8%
4%
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41%
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Author: ODZwifters

This workout is specifically used in the early base phase of a training schedule to elicit VO2max or aerobic capacity gains.

The target for these longer intervals are 110% to ensure that riders are not bumping into their anaerobic stores to complete the workouts. Simply put the longer we can stay aerobic for these harder efforts the more you will have left in the tank at the end of a race or ride for a hard finish.

Each workout will have progressive time spent to at this limit to help increase rider FTP as well.

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FAQ: How to use custom workouts in Zwift?

Workout overview

Duration: 1h 17m

Stress points: 90

Zone distribution

Z1: 34m

Z2: 6m

Z3: 3m

Z4: 2m

Z5: 32m

Z6: -

45%
7%
3%
3%
42%
0%

Author: ODZwifters

This workout is specifically used in the early base phase of a training schedule to elicit VO2max or aerobic capacity gains.

The target for these longer intervals are 110% to ensure that riders are not bumping into their anaerobic stores to complete the workouts. Simply put the longer we can stay aerobic for these harder efforts the more you will have left in the tank at the end of a race or ride for a hard finish.

Each workout will have progressive time spent to at this limit to help increase rider FTP as well.

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FAQ: How to use custom workouts in Zwift?