An update on how the bike fit from the other week has gone. The summary is Great!
A couple of data points include the following: The evening after the fit I went for a 90 min ride. Had multiple 10 to 15 min intervals at threshold power (~260W) and then steady effort to finish out the 90 min. Overall was my highest average power ride ( 217 W) in about 3 months – legs felt good.
I think the telling ride was this last Saturday. I did a full 112 then bricked into a hour run for a race rehearsal day. I did the same ride back in early June in prep for IM CDA so have results to compare.
June ride old fit (had race wheels 808 front and back and aero helmet on)
112 miles, time 5:23, avg watts 181, NP = 185 VI = 1.02 avg HR = 120, avg Cadence = 88, avg temp 84.4
August ride , new fit ( training wheels and std helmet)
112 miles, time 5:13, avg watts 191, NP = 194 VI = 1.02 avg HR = 120, avg Cadence = 88, avg temp 82
So 10 more watts and no impact on HR! Stayed in the drops the whole time with my back and legs were all good. Transitioned into the run and legs were fine!
I think we have a good setup here – Let’s see if I can have a good run at IM LOU in 3 weeks.
Thanks for the help.