Pacing the bike leg of a triathlon is tricky business. It’s all too easy to over-bike in the heat of competition, only to pay dearly for your overzealousness with a poor run.
Coach Russell Cox offers a simple, flexible and easy-to-follow bike pacing strategy that utilizes your power meter.
It’s based on identifying two upper limits – or caps – of your targeted power output, then trying to stay beneath them during the race. The first cap dictates the effort of your steady-state riding, and the second governs your effort during surges and climbs.
Learn how to calculate your power caps, then practice them in training. They will help you race with more speed and confidence.