“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”
~ Zig Ziglar
If you’re looking to improve your health, fitness levels, or even your race results… you’ve got to set some goals. Nobody achieves great things by accident! As we tick over to 2018, I asked the Zwift Insider team (a diverse group!) about their goals for the coming year. See them below, then share yours with us in the comments!
My 2018 goals are… Zwift 3 times per week, finish 3 of the 5 Zwift Fondo Series 90 mile+ rides, finish the bike portion of Ironman Oceanside 70.3 under 2:20:00. Run on Zwift 3 times per week, finish the 13.1 run challenge and 26.1 run challenge on Zwift. Eat way less candy, eat way more burritos. Help more local athletes get on Zwift and utilize this great training tool.
I know this isn’t very Zwifty, but mine is to ride outdoors more when it warms up again. Last year I only rode outside thrice, I believe, but now I’m braver than I once was so am ready to get rid of the habit loops in my brain and ride outdoors more.
On Zwift, I’m aiming for making it into the first half of a C category race, and I want to set a new personal best on all climbs of the Three Sisters route. I have some wild fantasy to do a 100km ride on Zwift, but will I really? Later in the year, I want to get back two KOMs close to home, cycle to Genova, and finally cycle up the Gotthard, Nufenen, Susten, and Grimsel.
I am stepping up in ’18 to lead a weekly Group Workout entitled “ZwiftOff with Zee”. (There will be five workouts, starting with the ‘Apollo Workout’, and they will become available at whatsonzwift.com/workouts/.) I hope to bring a PhD on board to improve the efforts and success of the ZwiftOff Group. One more big plan will be a unique Zwift Fitness Challenge, hopefully with Zwift HQ support.
I am kicking off my 2018 with an FTP builder training plan. I am hoping to approach the 4.5 w/kg mark. I plan on completing my first Zwift group ride and race in the next 2 months. After a productive “off-season”, I plan on competing in the California Enduro Series, doing plenty of epic gravel and mountain bike rides, and a full cyclocross season in the fall.
Jesper Rosenlund Nielsen
I have set the first major goal for 2018 to be a 220 km gravel ride in April. That gives something to work against on Zwift and TrainerRoad the next months. Oh, and I will also try my best to ride more regularly in 2018 than I managed in 2017 – I had more off periods over the year than I really liked to have.
My Zwift goals for 2018 are to get the Concept bike and level 25. I also want to get back into racing and find a team that are more inclusive than my current one. General cycling goals are to do the local 10 at least 5 times this season and see if I can get under 26 mins.
I want to see my FTP bump up close to the 4.0w/kg range, as well as improving my capacity for anaerobic efforts during races (so I can hang with my local cat 2 buddies in our weekly hammerfests, and finish with the top B’s in Zwift races). To that end, I plan on completing a CVR Training plan and the CVR Racing League series. Outdoors: we’ve got a local climb (Elk Mountain) that I want to complete in under 40 minutes, … and I’m always on the hunt for Strava KOM’s.