Has anyone been reading about the guy on Zwift going from the couch (120kg) to a cat c in 6 weeks, and now aiming for cat B in an additional 6 weeks? That’s 3.2w/kg minimum so he’ll have to have an FTP of about 320w (an increase of about 100w) and have lost 20kg in 12 weeks.
On Strava, Boone (the zwift insider guy) has been doing about 55km a week. I’ve been doing a lot more than that (sticking to the plan), and on the ToS week, I did over 320km.
I’ve made a lot of progress, but it is a little disconcerting to see this sort of thing. I have a friend who is about a 319w FTP, weighs about 75kg, and he got there over a two year period. I’ve seen his rides/effort, and his numbers were gradual and undertandable.
Am I missing something in the Zwift Insider article?
Is this marketing BS? Genetics? Me not working hard enough?