I had decided to try to hold 190W on the way out and push to 195W on the way back to get close to even splits, but plans changed as the race progressed and I decided to go out at 195 and cut back to 185 on the way back to save myself for the run. My AP was close to 190 and NP about 200 for about the first 35 miles. I knew that the hills on the second half started around there. The first few at mile 15/22/27 didn't seem bad at all. Almost no wind and I was holding close to 21.5mph. I knew I couldn't and wouldn't hold that pace/power in the second half with the wind and I lowered my power target during the race. I think the AP was down to 176 and NP down to 189 by the end. av HR=144/peak HR=162, much higher than I wanted and some of that was likely from dehydration. Should have started a bit slower even still. 0.80 IF per Garmin w FTP at 235, but I think my actual FTP is up to 240+ based on last testing, so IF was likely closer to 0.79.
Single loop with rolling hills and bad, but not as terrible as was billed. A few potholes and several rail road tracks caused 'yard sales'. You could almost always carry some momentum with you. My Garmin gave it 1780ft elevation gain, so pretty c/w the website which said 1550ft. It also had it at 56.7 miles.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
13.1 miles |
09m 51s min/mile
Doesn't look like Garmin remembered any data initially. The battery had drained down so I thought it may be lost forever, but at home, I fully charged it and the data reappeared-weird again, but I'm happy!. I had used 2 watches and left one on the bike and kept one on my wrist for the S and R. My heart rate was very high for the entire run, starting in the low 140's and slowly came down to ~135 by the end as I cramped and bonked. At least I got to use the data in real time (to watch my bonk happen right in front of my eyes).
3 loops out of the transition area down to the water, along rolling hills at mile 4/8/12. The course was congested right from the start and although there was lots of support with people out and about, there were only a few sections with any energy. I do NOT like multiple loop runs, as of now. Volunteers were awesome and helpful. They all tried to get the right drink/ice to you ASAP.