Last night my Wahoo Kickr Snap smart trainer arrived! After the kids went to bed I set it up, locked the bike in, fired up a free trial of Zwift and tried it out.
Zwift is awesome and is ridiculously easy to setup. All I had to do was plug it in, open the Zwift app and it paired with my trainer. Super easy. I have never trained by power (watts) before. It seems like a very direct metric for measuring effort that is completely environment-agnostic.
This morning I did a another workout, an FTP test to establish baseline zones for training. It was an hour and 13 minutes and was hard. But the time flew by. Zwift definitely keeps you engaged and downs out the mindlessness of cycling on an indoor training.