One thing I am having problem with is modelling the various delays you get during a triathlon bike stage. For example race I did yesterday. First interval was a slight uphill out of the park, BBS said 314 watts 25.84kmh. But the road was potholed to hell, I had to get my feet into my shoes and get going, navigate a narrow gate.
There was also a right hand turn on to a main road. The RD said everyone had to unclip and foot down at this junction otherwise DSQ. The BBS interval for that portion shows a constant 36kph approaching the turn and throughout it. In reality I had to sit up slow, stop, wait, go, accelerate.
Is there anyway of marking these things in the BBS courses? Or do people just take the BBS estimate an add 5 minutes on?
My next race is a 70.3 I am hoping for a close to 5 hour finish. Just want to model my required splits so I know what I am aiming for on race day. BBS is telling me a 2:36:10 but I know this is unlikely.