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Hi all, Thanks too the good advice I received here i jumped into power zone. I thought my zones were low but when doing the endurance they are spot on. I am week 3 and feeling stronger. I am curious how many PZ work outs a week do you do? I want to continue Pz after the 4 weeks but I miss some of the theme ride. Advice much appreciated. Glad for this form.
 

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Hi Lisa! I do some of the power zone rides but I don't follow any program as I enjoy the non- PZ rides too much:) If you decide you want to focus on PZ there is a group called the Power Zone Pack that has a ton of programs, challenges, etc.

If you want to be a bit less structured I'd suggest:
-minimum of 3 PZ rides/week
-don't do back-to-back rides (Matt W suggests this to allow for recovery)
-one longer PZ or PZE ride
-don't do PZ max rides too often:)

If you do 3x/week this should allow you the chance to do some other fun rides. If you're working hard on PZ, you may want to take it a bit easier on the others to maximize the fun factor and not overtrain:)
 

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Thank you for the tips! I ride 5-6 days so sprinkling 3 was what I was thinking myself. I will check out the FB group. Thanks again.
 

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I'm confused about what a power zone is and how to find mine! I did Matt W class yesterday for 60 minutes. Help!
I will start with .. There is a great group powerzone pack on FB that knows way more then me. I would recommend starting with the power zone beginning classes on Peloton. Take your PZ test (it is in there) and then take the classes the way they are laid out. It is a way to train that is built for you. The test records your threshold power and then you train in the right zones for you. I am in the 4th week of the pz mini challenge posted on the FB group page and loving it. Really feel I am getting stronger and training in a systematic way.
 

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I'm confused about what a power zone is and how to find mine! I did Matt W class yesterday for 60 minutes. Help!
Hi!
Here's a Peloton blog post with the basics. Essentially with PZ, you are training at levels that are customized based on your specific power level and geared to make you stronger regardless of where you are today. The FTP test you take is what sets your specific power zones.
 
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