Ok, I know there’s lots of info out there but I’d appreciate some advice from the good people of tritalk. IMCH will be my first tri with a power meter. I’ve been using it for about a year , mainly in time trials but usually retrospectively. The only time I used it so far on the fly to cap my watts was during a 12hr TT last year and it really helped me pace it well in pretty windy conditions. At the Outlaw I was very conservative and this worked well, but I’d like to try to find out how far I can push my watts/IF and still be able to run off the bike.
So, yesterday I went out and rode my first proper longer training ride with my bike pretty much set up as it will be for IMCH and rather than riding a flat route I tried to do one that had some hills as half of the IMCH bike course has some lumps. Ended up riding at 195W average power, 212W NP, IF 0.79. Am I right in thinking that IF should be somewhere between 0.7-0.8? I felt ok at the end of the ride, not fresh but not completely wiped either. Have not investigated but is it possible to have IF as a displayed metric on a Garmin and if so, any use?