Zwift Academy Tri launches today, October 29th. Here are the details on what it takes to graduate, plus more information on workouts, group events, and unlocks/prizes!
The following requirements must be met by December 23rd in order to complete Zwift Academy Tri:
- Complete all 10 Workouts (5 cycling and 5 running works, can be completed individually or with a group)
- Complete 1 ZA Tri cycling race
- Complete 1 ZA Tri running race
Participants will progressively unlock in-game kit while making their way through the ZA Tri program:
- ZA Tri Running Cap – 2 Run Workouts
- ZA Tri Running Socks – 4 Run Workouts
- ZA Tri Running Shirt – 5 Run Workouts + 1 Run Race
- ZA Tri Cycling Socks – 2 Bike Workouts
- ZA Tri Cycling Cap – 4 Bike Workouts
- ZA Tri Cycling Kit – 5 Bike Workouts + 1 TT Race
Word is there’s a special surprise unlock for graduates in addition to what’s listed above!
ZA Tri graduates can compete for a once in a lifetime experience as part of the Zwift Academy Triathlon Team with support from Zwift and other sponsors including Specialized, Roka, Wahoo, SiS, and Whoop.
The goal of the ZA Tri Team is qualify for and compete in the 2021 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Six team members will be selected!
For details on the selection process, read the 2020 ZA Tri terms and conditions
Structured workouts form the heart of Zwift Academy Tri, with each workout accomplishing specific training/testing goals and lasting 40-70 minutes.
You must complete all 10 Zwift Academy Tri 2020 workouts in order to complete the program.
These workouts can be completed individually by selecting the workout within Zwift. They can also be completed by participating in a group workout event. Lastly, if you want to do the workout with a few choice friends, you can organize a Meetup and have everyone select the same workout (more on that here).
Coach Dan has created short videos explaining each workout, which can be found here.
Set Your Paces
To ensure the best results from your structured training, you’ll want to start your ZA Tri running workouts with accurate pace settings. If you don’t know the run paces you’re capable of, take the Zwift 5k Test. Make sure you are rested before completing the test for best results!
The same goes for the cycling workouts – make sure you have an accurate FTP setting before starting the workouts. To quickly find your FTP, try taking the Ramp Test.
Cycling races will be 40k and 20k TT efforts on Fuego Flats. Zwift says “All Zwifters competing for the ZA Tri Team must complete one Time Trial at either distance and use a heart rate monitor and a power gauge (smart trainer or power meter).”
Running races will be 10k and 5k efforts. Zwift says, “If you’re competing for a spot on the Zwift Academy Tri Team, you must complete at least one race. You can choose between 5km and 10 km. A heart rate monitor and cadence sensor is mandatory.”
Races aren’t currently scheduled, but should show up in the next week or so.
Looking for More?
For details on all things ZA Tri, check out the Zwift Academy Tri homepage over on zwift.com.
Questions or Comments?