Watts Up in Watopia: Recent System Updates

There are not many changes with the most recent update to Zwift (1.26.0). Here are some of the highlights:

The new home screen is rolling out to iOS and Android. No new update on Apple TV. The “Ride With” feature is temporarily missing, but Zwift reports that it will return in the future.

The end ride screen now includes a drop down menu to share the ride with one of your clubs. Recall with the previous update, you can now join up to 10 clubs.

The pace partners no longer change color when their watts change. Zwift has been experimenting with variable watts for the pace partners on climbs and descents. The variability stays the same for now, but no color change to indicate when the pace partner is varying watts.

Your course and segments PRs will be changing from a 30-day rolling window to 90 days. This change will be phased in over time, so you may not see it on your end immediately.

A few more bikes were added to the drop shop. Never hurts to go shopping while you are waiting for your event to see which brands and models Zwift is adding.

Here’s what we at Slowtwitch have planned for the rest of the week.

Guest World Schedule

Here’s this week’s guest worlds, so you can plan to earn some of the route badges you are missing:

Monday: Makuri Islands & New York
Tuesday: Makuri Islands & New York
Wednesday: Makuri Islands & New York
Thursday: London & Yorkshire
Friday: London & Yorkshire
Saturday: Makuri Islands & New York
Sunday: Makuri Islands & New York

Slowtwich Indoors Event Preview (All Times Eastern)

Go to Zwift Events to sign up for these rides and runs.

Monday 100/100 Group Run, 7:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Join us for a group run on the virtual track of May Field that will kick start your week. Don’t forget that each of the five ride workouts and five run workouts have a short and long option. Rather than canceling a workout when you are crunched for time, you can complete the short version and still reap the benefits of the program.

Tuesday Ride of the Valkryies Workout (Women Only), 6:00 AM
This event is by and for women. It’s an almost no-drop, rubber-banded Structured Training workout, featuring a warm-up, set of intervals, and a cool-down. This week’s workout is Load Up Those Legs, which features some intense 15 and 30 second efforts before you settle into a series of 3-minute tempo blocks.

Tuesday Structured Training, 7:00 PM
Our Tuesday ride features triathlon-focused cycling workouts written by coaches and pro athletes affiliated with Slowtwitch. The workouts last 60 minutes and will help add variety and interest to your weekly training schedule. This week’s workout is Going Up!, which features some progressive 30s interval sets pushing you well past threshold.

Wednesday Group Run, 7:00 AM & 7:00 PM
A more scenic group run on the Quatch Quest course.

Thursday Rise & Grind, 5:35 AM
This workout is an early morning bracer for the East Coast crowd. This week’s workout is May The 4th Be With You, which features a 10-minute sweet spot block bookended by tempo/sweetspot intervals.

Thursday SWIFT Ride, 6:55 PM
The newest ride to the Slowtwitch Indoors family, Slowtwitch SWIFT (Strong Women, It's Fun Together!) is here to bring another women's only ride to a slightly friendlier time slot. This ride will focus slightly more on strength-based work so bring those climbing legs. But even if you're feeling more like Mark Cavendish in the mountains of the Tour de France, so long as you keep the pedals moving, you'll stay with our group. This week’s workout is May The 4th Be With You, which features a 10-minute sweet spot block bookended by tempo/sweetspot intervals.

Friday Festina Lente, 9:00 AM
This structured training workout is designed to get you geared up for the weekend. Roughly translated as “make haste, slowly,” Festina Lente features a workout that will get your engine running but still leave some in the tank for the big rides and races you have planned for the weekend. This ride is led by members of the Kanberra Cycling Team as lead beacon. This week’s workout is May The 4th Be With You, which features a 10-minute sweet spot block bookended by tempo/sweetspot intervals.