July 20, Duluth Triathlon
Bike - 2:47:47 (56.64 miles), TSS 262.1, NP 194, VI 1.02, 685 feet of elevation gain
Run - 1:48:45, 171 feet of elevation gain
Notes - ran training wheels, road surface average to below average, 68 degree high temp, base elevation 1200'
August 4, Boulder 70.3
Bike - 2:31:21 (55.92 miles), TSS 251.1, NP 200, VI 1.04, 1348 feet of elevation gain
Run - 2:05:10, 240 feet of elevation gain
Notes - FC 808 w/disc cover, road surface average to above average, 88 degree high temp, base elevation 5340'
So, I know heat is my own personal enemy. At Boulder, I maintained 8:30 miles on the run until about mile 8/9. Then I just needed to cool down and was trying to take in more and more water. At the Duluth Tri I was on the edge at mile 12, but with only a mile left I pushed through it.
Any thoughts on what role the altitude played on Sunday in Boulder? At this point I am thinking I should have slowed ever so slightly on the bike, and also a little more to start the run if I wanted to stay steady. Maybe I would have been able to hit a 1:55 run time.
More importantly, looking ahead to Tahoe... I am trying to plan how to attack the bike course. Right now I am thinking I should shoot for 190 as my upper limit on the watts unless I am going uphill. This should yield a NP of around 180-185. Is that too much?
I live at 1200' of elevation as a point of note...