Beg to differ I’ve hit my highest heart rates outdoors, closest indoors have got is around 97%Whilst cycling outdoors may be more enjoyable, it doesn't compare to cycling indoors for pure fitness.
There are too many external factors - traffic, road surface, weather, wind, etc. On an indoor bike, you crank up the resistance, hunch over the bars and put your legs and lungs through turmoil. There are no distractions. Not even the steepest outdoor hill comes close.
Nice idea. Although probably want to replace that with a personalised zone or something (just to make it more fiddly to calculate). But tbh it's probably simplest to just do distance as that's what the Zwift platform provides.Then the challenge could be to accumulate 1000 hours with a HR of 120 or above.
or how she didn’t go anywhere outside by 9th MarchNice idea. Although probably want to replace that with a personalised zone or something (just to make it more fiddly to calculate). But tbh it's probably simplest to just do distance as that's what the Zwift platform provides.
On a more general point It's worth noting that this challenge is a Zwift-only thing. All distances in the challenge are virtual, so the suggestion that there is some kind of implied equivalence between on road riding and virtual training is wrong.
Here's the link for anyone who wants to read further than the headline. How Catherine Allen hit 5,000 miles by March 9 - Cycling Weekly
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