Lathi 70.3 WC race report and Run performance question
Sep 03, 2023 9:34 am
Finally, after a 72-hour return trip from Lathi (see details below), here is my race report. It details the venue, my race, and a final section with even more details for the triathlete enthusiast. I finished in the top 10% of my AG, 14/154.
I am interested in your feedback on my analysis at the end of the report. Did I push too much, or did I bonk? I think the former, based on my nutrition details, also included in the report, but I have second thoughts as it was pretty cold on the bike, 12C, and raining, so it probably drained more calories than I thought, even if I had my windbreaker on.
I am racing Santa Cruz 70.3 on Sep 10, and I am considering targeting a lower overall normalized power (220W vs. 230W) on the bike leg and a lower HR target (135 vs 140) on the run leg.
It took us 72 hours to return as the plane had no room to load our bikes, and they did not want to store them in the airport. We had to take a Ferry to Tallinn in Estonia to fly from another airport! I do not take tri-bike transport as I like to have my bike to preview the course and as I need my bike to race SC this coming weekend. Next, I will notify the airline that I am traveling with a bike. I have traveled more than 15 times with my bike, including several World Champs, and this is the first time it has happened.
Sep 06, 2023 5:09 pm
I enjoyed reading your race report. Do you do one for each event?