How to podium in a Zwift race (Yes, You can too!): with Frank Sorbara from zTeam [DRAFT]

How to podium in a Zwift race (Yes, You can too!): with Fran...

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Shoutouts from Frank to Chris Froome (a ZWIFT Challenge awaits you in this episode!) and Adam Zimmerman!  Alright what’s happening everyone welcome back and welcome to the first-time listeners, my names Steven Langenhuizen and I am the host of Pacing and Racing – The podcast helping you reach Optimal performance through learning from the worlds brightest health experts and the worlds most talented Endurance athletes.  So as the shift towards virtual racing has become mainstream due to the Pandemic there has been a lot of focus on Zwift Racing. In fact, I just did my first Zwift race while I was completing my IRONMAN VR4 and after completing it I questioned why I had waited so long to get In on this action. Frank Sorbara is a good buddy of mine whose a pro Canadian triathlete that has been Zwift racing for a few years now with Team DRAFT so I thought, who better to chat with then Frank himself.  One of his recent accomplishments was finishing 7th out of over 130 pro triathletes in the latest Zwift Pro Tri Series. Now there was a lot of discussion around this race as there were a lot of questions raised about athletes cheating (whether intentional or not) and also it really brought forward a reality that Zwift Racing isn’t only about dropping high watts, it’s very tactical; and with the Drafting benefits, power up features, kit configurations and specialty bikes, it also becomes a game.  Frank and I chat about what went down in the first couple Pro Zwift races, the changes they made, and what virtual racing might look like in the months to follow. We also go into some awesome insight on how YOU can set yourself up for your best success for getting on the podium in a Zwift Race. You don’t have to be a professional. You just need to understand the game, put in the work, and have a little bit of luck on your side.  This is a fun chat and very insightful if you are brand new to Zwift Racing OR if you have been a zwift racer but want to hear some tips from a pro. I can honestly say this brought back the competitive edge I had lost when our outdoor season was canceled, and I can truthfully say this may be our new normal for the next while so lets embrace this sufferfest and let’s have some fun.  IF you want to link up with myself or Frank on Zwift then search our names Steven Langenhuizen and Frank Sorbara.
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Shoutouts from Frank to Chris Froome (a ZWIFT Challenge awaits you in this episode!) and Adam Zimmerman!  Alright what’s happening everyone welcome back and welcome to the first-time listeners, my names Steven Langenhuizen and I am the host of Pacing and Racing – The podcast helping you reach Optimal performance through learning from the worlds brightest health experts and the worlds most talented Endurance athletes.  So as the shift towards virtual racing has become mainstream due to the Pandemic there has been a lot of focus on Zwift Racing. In fact, I just did my first Zwift race while I was completing my IRONMAN VR4 and after completing it I questioned why I had waited so long to get In on this action. Frank Sorbara is a good buddy of mine whose a pro Canadian triathlete that has been Zwift racing for a few years now with Team DRAFT so I thought, who better to chat with then Frank himself.  One of his recent accomplishments was finishing 7th out of over 130 pro triathletes in the latest Zwift Pro Tri Series. Now there was a lot of discussion around this race as there were a lot of questions raised about athletes cheating (whether intentional or not) and also it really brought forward a reality that Zwift Racing isn’t only about dropping high watts, it’s very tactical; and with the Drafting benefits, power up features, kit configurations and specialty bikes, it also becomes a game.  Frank and I chat about what went down in the first couple Pro Zwift races, the changes they made, and what virtual racing might look like in the months to follow. We also go into some awesome insight on how YOU can set yourself up for your best success for getting on the podium in a Zwift Race. You don’t have to be a professional. You just need to understand the game, put in the work, and have a little bit of luck on your side.  This is a fun chat and very insightful if you are brand new to Zwift Racing OR if you have been a zwift racer but want to hear some tips from a pro. I can honestly say this brought back the competitive edge I had lost when our outdoor season was canceled, and I can truthfully say this may be our new normal for the next while so lets embrace this sufferfest and let’s have some fun.  IF you want to link up with myself or Frank on Zwift then search our names Steven Langenhuizen and Frank Sorbara.
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