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Zwift How-To: Reading a Ride Report

on December 13, 2017

And you thought the best part of ending your Zwift ride was permission to stop pedaling.

A full-blown summary of your effort and experience, called the Ride Report, smartly pops up on your screen right after you finish Zwifting. The Ride Report details where and how hard you rode, who joined you, amount of energy expended, and more. It’s a killer analysis of your workout.

Ride Report starts with the essentials. Average power expended (in watts), elapsed time, and total distance appear across the top of the Ride Report’s opening window. Calories burned? That’s visible too, in pizza slices (PS). Every PS is worth 285 calories. Scan your report to see where you rode, and who gave you Ride Ons.

The Timeline window displays performance stats. Did your workout feel easy? Super-hard? Timeline tells the tale, charting your entire effort via power – and optional heart rate and cadence data – across the window. Timeline is a great way to visualize your steady spinning, spiked efforts, and stretches of recovery.

Critical Power compares your last completed ride against your best efforts on Zwift. As you get stronger, notice how the graph reflects your ability to generate more power for longer. Give a glance at your “TSS” score. TSS measures training stress. Specifically, it takes exercise metrics including intensity and duration and then quantifies the difficulty of the workout. Score an impressive 100 points when you ride all out for an hour.

There it is. A full report on Ride Report. Now go out and make some news.