Wednesday, January 27th
7:05PM GMT
TRI247 Workout Series: The Russian Steps
Group Workout
Every Wednesday at 7pm UK-time, TRI247 present a triathlon focused workout brought to you by a guest 'coach.' This will include sessions by pro triathletes, coaches and notable characters associated with the sport.

The workouts are about 60 minutes long and designed to add variety and interest to your weekly training schedule.


A classic Russian Steps interval session, that starts with a gentle 8 minute warm up before a block of 5 minutes at FTP. A short rest and then 3 x sets of sharp intervals at 115% FTP, as the efforts get longer, the rests get shorter. The workout then finishes with another 5 minute block at FTP before a gentle cool down. This workout will be challenging with lots of short efforts above threshold.


Zwifters line up in the starting area just like a normal event and once the event starts, workout mode begins. Everyone stays together regardless of power output. That's right, if you're outputting 100W and another Zwifter is outputting 400W you will stay in exactly the same position relative to each other. Only if you stop pedaling and fall 6 meters behind the group will the rubber-banding stop.


We highly recommend doing one of the FTP tests as the estimated FTP can be inaccurate and make the difficulty level of the workouts too high for your current fitness level.