vEveresting Training Week 4: Right on Target

Today’s ride was right on target with heart rate, power and perceive exertion. The goal was to take this climb very easy in preparation for next weeks vEveresting challenge (8.5 times Alpe Du Zwift). I finished the Alpe Du Zwift climb averaging 231 watts and 128 bpm heart rate, all metrics within event goal pace.

Full length video

14% Segments on Alpe Du Zwift

Segments recorded from the video above. 14% is the maximum gradient encountered on Alpe Du Zwift.

Segment 1~532 feet *(458)Approaching Bend 20
Segment 2~592 feet (518)Approaching Bend 19
Segment 3~623 feet (549)Leaving Bend 19
Segment 4~801 feet (727)Approaching Bend 17
Segment 5~1356 feet (1282)Leaving Bend 13
Segment 6~1409 feet (1335)Between Bend 13 and 12
Segment 7~1441 feet (1367)Approaching Bend 12
Segment 8~1793 feet (1719)Leaving Bend 10
Segment 9~1932 feet (1858)Leaving Bend 9
Segment 10~2060 feet (1989)Approaching Bend 8
Elevation includes Jungle to Alpe Du Zwift Start – 74 feet, *(elevation) removes 74 feet start

Fact: vEveresting challenge will be 8.5 times up Alpe Du Zwift in order to complete the 8848 meters of climbing or 29,028 feet.

Fact: Fastest Alpe Du Zwift climb to date 53 minutes averaging 336 watts.

Fact: Slowest Alpe Du Zwift climb to date 1 hour 35 minutes averaging 198 watts.

Fact: Alpe Du Zwift climb in 3398 feet. 

Fact: Alpe Du Zwift descent takes approximately 10 minutes from bend #1. 

Fact: Current FTP is 341

Fact: 14% is the maximum gradient encountered on Alpe Du Zwift.

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