WhittleFit group rides: how to join our Zwift rides

 

You may have seen on social media that we've been running Zwift group workouts since March this year, and they've started to become really popular with our WhittleFit coached athletes and non-coached athletes alike. The sessions are designed to work on different aspects on your phsiology each week and are set to your individual intensity levels via the magic of Zwift. We also all stay together as a group, so no one gets dropped or left behind.346068 hauteroute PR 07 f1b40e original 1581960797 e1582294681311

The biggest question we get is "How do I join in?".  Here's a simple breakdown, with the instructions you need to join in with our coached group Zwift workouts. 

  • Step 1: you need to follow "Mark Whittle (WhittleFit)" on Zwift (via the Zwift Companion App)
  • Step 2: once you follow Mark Whittle, we can then invite you to the Tuesday and Thursday group sessions
  • Step 3: you then accept the invite on your Zwift Comapanion App for the sessions that you'd like to do:
    • Tuesday session: Tempo Tuesday (6:30am) different course each week 
    • Thursday session: Threshold Thursday (6:05pm) different course each week 
  • Step 4: we then send you the workout file (.zmo.xml file) for the session you've signed up for
  • Step 5: you download the .zmo.xml file to your computer or laptop (not iPad), you can follow this video, it tells you where to place the downloaded file on your computer
  • Step 6: on the day of the workout:
    • Log in to Zwift
    • Connect Sensors press Lets Go
    • 5 minutes before workout start time press Ride
    • Bottom left press Join Meet Up (you won’t see this until 5mins before the start of the event)
    • To follow the set workout ride, you now press Menu
    • Select the Workouts icon on the right hand side of the screen
    • Select the Training Peaks custom workout tab on the workout list
    • Select [WhittleFit] Tempo Tuesday session or Threshold Thursday session
    • Press Workout
    • On next screen press Back and this will take you back to the meet up screen 
  • Step 7: you are now ready to ride!
  • Step 8: you will be on a virtual turbo trainer before the ride starts, once the countdown reaches zero start pedalling and enjoy the session! 

And here are the details of each session: 

  • Tempo Tuesday: A 45 minute no-drop group workout where the majority of the work is a tempo effort with the occasional splash of sweetspot or threshold work. We all do the same session (written by me), but we do it at our own intensities based on our functional threshold power (FTP), and by the magic of Zwift we all stay together. These sessions are great for boosting your FTP without destroying you, so you’re able to back up these sessions with your other planned sessions if you so wish, and also, they won’t be overly detrimental to your immune system. I will send out a separate email to the people who accept the invite for this ride as I need to send out the workout file and give instructions on downloading this file and how to join the meet up (it’s slightly different to joining a normal meet up).
  • Threshold Thursday: Todays session is a 60 minute no-drop workout where we will be working on improving our functional threshold power (FTP) by working at threshold, sub-thresold and supra-threshold intensities. This is a tough session, tougher than our Tuesday session and you should go into this session slightly rested to get the full benefit. As with the Tuesday session, a separate email will be sent out to the athletes who accept the invite for this ride as a workout file needs to be downloaded.

If you have a Zwift account and fancy joining in with one of our group sessions, drop us a message at CONTACT US and we'll get you all set up! 

WhittleFit group rides: week commencing 28th December 2020

 

We are back! Hope you all had a great festive break! The WhittleFit group bike workout rides return this week with rides on some new courses in Watopia. The  sessions are short & sharp, with a 45min tempo-style session on Tuesday morning and a slightly easier than normal 60min session on Thursday  evening (due to the 6th race in the Welsh Grand Tour series on the 2nd January). As always, the sessions are open for all, not just WhittleFit athletes.....and they're FREE! road to ruins header

  • Tuesday 29th December: Tempo Tuesday (6:30am) Serpentine 8 course 
  • Thursday 31st December: Threshold Thursday (6:05pm) Beach Island Loop course 

And here are the details of each session: 

  • Tempo Tuesday: A 45 minute no-drop group workout where the majority of the work is a tempo effort with the occasional splash of sweetspot or threshold work. We all do the same session (written by me), but we do it at our own intensities based on our functional threshold power (FTP), and by the magic of Zwift we all stay together. These sessions are great for boosting your FTP without destroying you, so you’re able to back up these sessions with your other planned sessions if you so wish, and also, they won’t be overly detrimental to your immune system. I will send out a separate email to the people who accept the invite for this ride as I need to send out the workout file and give instructions on downloading this file and how to join the meet up (it’s slightly different to joining a normal meet up).
  • Threshold Thursday: Todays session is a 60 minute no-drop workout where we will be working on improving our functional threshold power (FTP) by working at threshold, sub-thresold and supra-threshold intensities. This is a tough session, tougher than our Tuesday session and you should go into this session slightly rested to get the full benefit. As with the Tuesday session, a separate email will be sent out to the athletes who accept the invite for this ride as a workout file needs to be downloaded.

If you have a Zwift account and fancy joining in with one of our group sessions, drop us a message at CONTACT US and we'll get you all set up! 

WhittleFit group rides: week commencing 14th December 2020

 

Our WhittleFit group bike workout rides return this week with rides in France and London. This weeks sessions are short & sharp, with a 45min tempo-style session on Tuesday morning and a slightly easier than normal 60min session on Thursday  evening (due to the 5th race in the Welsh Grand Tour series on the 19th December). As always, the sessions are open for all, not just WhittleFit athletes.....and they're FREE! 346068 hauteroute PR 07 f1b40e original 1581960797 e1582294681311

  • Tuesday 15th December: Tempo Tuesday (6:30am) Casse-Pattes course (group workout)
  • Thursday 17th December: Threshold Thursday (6:05pm) Greatest London Loop course (group workout)

And here are the details of each session: 

  • Tempo Tuesday: A 45 minute no-drop group workout where the majority of the work is a tempo effort with the occasional splash of sweetspot or threshold work. We all do the same session (written by me), but we do it at our own intensities based on our functional threshold power (FTP), and by the magic of Zwift we all stay together. These sessions are great for boosting your FTP without destroying you, so you’re able to back up these sessions with your other planned sessions if you so wish, and also, they won’t be overly detrimental to your immune system. I will send out a separate email to the people who accept the invite for this ride as I need to send out the workout file and give instructions on downloading this file and how to join the meet up (it’s slightly different to joining a normal meet up).
  • Threshold Thursday: Todays session is a 60 minute no-drop workout where we will be working on improving our functional threshold power (FTP) by working at threshold, sub-thresold and supra-threshold intensities. This is a tough session, tougher than our Tuesday session and you should go into this session slightly rested to get the full benefit. As with the Tuesday session, a separate email will be sent out to the athletes who accept the invite for this ride as a workout file needs to be downloaded.

If you have a Zwift account and fancy joining in with one of our group sessions, drop us a message at CONTACT US and we'll get you all set up! 

WhittleFit group rides: week commencing 7th December 2020

 

Our Zwift group bike workout sessions are back this week! This week the sessions are short & sharp, with a 45min tempo-style session on Tuesday and a slightly easier than normal 60min session on Thursday due to the 4th race in the Welsh Grand Tour series (on the 12th December). As always, the sessions are open for all, not just WhittleFit athletes.....and they're FREE! zwift watopia 01 092b8b4

  • Tuesday 8th December: Tempo Tuesday (6:30am) RGV course (group workout)
  • Thursday 10th December: Threshold Thursday (6:05pm) London Classique course (group workout)

And here are the details of each session: 

  • Tempo Tuesday: A 45 minute no-drop group workout where the majority of the work is a tempo effort with the occasional splash of sweetspot or threshold work. We all do the same session (written by me), but we do it at our own intensities based on our functional threshold power (FTP), and by the magic of Zwift we all stay together. These sessions are great for boosting your FTP without destroying you, so you’re able to back up these sessions with your other planned sessions if you so wish, and also, they won’t be overly detrimental to your immune system. I will send out a separate email to the people who accept the invite for this ride as I need to send out the workout file and give instructions on downloading this file and how to join the meet up (it’s slightly different to joining a normal meet up).
  • Threshold Thursday: Todays session is a 60 minute no-drop workout where we will be working on improving our functional threshold power (FTP) by working at threshold, sub-thresold and supra-threshold intensities. This is a tough session, tougher than our Tuesday session and you should go into this session slightly rested to get the full benefit. As with the Tuesday session, a separate email will be sent out to the athletes who accept the invite for this ride as a workout file needs to be downloaded.

If you have a Zwift account and fancy joining in with one of our group sessions, drop us a message at CONTACT US and we'll get you all set up! 

WhittleFit group rides: week commencing 30th November 2020

 

Our Zwift group cycling workouts are back this week with a visit to Yorkshire on Tuesday and New York on Thursday. As always these weekly sessions are short & sharp, with the Tuesday session being a 45min session and the Thursday session being a 60min session. These group workout are open to all, so drop us a message if you fancy joining in! zwift hud cycle adz 1200x675

  • Tuesday 1st December: Tempo Tuesday (6:30am) Royal Pump Room 8 course (group workout)
  • Thursday 3rd December: Threshold Thursday (6:05pm) Astoria Line 8 course (group workout)

And here are the details of each session: 

  • Tempo Tuesday: A 45 minute no-drop group workout where the majority of the work is a tempo effort with the occasional splash of sweetspot or threshold work. We all do the same session (written by me), but we do it at our own intensities based on our functional threshold power (FTP), and by the magic of Zwift we all stay together. These sessions are great for boosting your FTP without destroying you, so you’re able to back up these sessions with your other planned sessions if you so wish, and also, they won’t be overly detrimental to your immune system. I will send out a separate email to the people who accept the invite for this ride as I need to send out the workout file and give instructions on downloading this file and how to join the meet up (it’s slightly different to joining a normal meet up).
  • Threshold Thursday: Todays session is a 60 minute no-drop workout where we will be working on improving our functional threshold power (FTP) by working at threshold, sub-thresold and supra-threshold intensities. This is a tough session, tougher than our Tuesday session and you should go into this session slightly rested to get the full benefit. As with the Tuesday session, a separate email will be sent out to the athletes who accept the invite for this ride as a workout file needs to be downloaded.

If you have a Zwift account and fancy joining in with one of our group sessions, drop us a message at CONTACT US and we'll get you all set up!