Zwift Workout Editor (zwiftworkout.com) is a new web app that allows you to create Zwift workouts in a quick and easy way. It’s also the first visual workout editor for running workouts on Zwift!
The completely free and open source project was developed in React by Zwifter Carlo Schiesaro. It has all the key features of Zwift’s in-game workout editor, but is arguably easier to use and more powerful due to its run workout editor and extra features like workout sharing. Plus, the web app is easily accessible from any browser.
Zwift does not currently allow runners to create custom workouts in game, but it’s easy with Zwift Workout Editor!
Runners can finally forget complicated Excel files for creating custom workouts, and cyclists can enjoy editing their workouts without running the game.
Using the App
Just go to zwiftworkout.com and click “Open Editor”. You will be presented with the workout editor inspired by the in-game Zwift workout editor. From the top right of the screen you can choose if you want to edit a cycling workout or a running workout.
Running workouts have 2 different duration types: time bases or distance based. By switching the 2 modes you can see the timeline changing from time to distance.
From the bottom bar you can add your FTP and body weight to get more statistics while editing your workout. Runners can add their paces (1 mile, 5K, 10K, HM, M) to estimate duration (or distance).
To create a workout just click on the segments in the bottom bar. You can add warm-up, steady-state, intervals, free rides, text messages, and cool down.
You can also import existing workout files (ZWO), edit them, and download or share them with friends or training partners.
The app does not require authentication to work but you can sign up to save your workouts online and share the link to your workout.
More Sharing Options
To share a workout without creating an account, simply download the workout file (ZWO) and send it to others via email or another service. This post explains how your friends can add your ZWO file to their Zwift workouts list. Want to do a custom workout together? Here’s a simple hack for organizing group workouts via Meetups.
If you need help on uploading your workout Zwift or using the editor there is a How To section from the home page.
About the Creator
My name is Carlo Schiesaro. I’m a passionate cyclist and software engineer. I live and work in London (UK) and during the 2020 lockdown I mainly trained indoors. Zwift was a great support to my mental health and fitness during these difficult times. I wanted to create something to give back to the amazing cycling and running community on the platform.