I HAVE 3 SCREENS I LOOK AT ON MY GARMIN.
First is always the screen I'll need at my next "A" event. Right now it's set up for Leadville 100 MTB race.
I'll be watching my h.r./power to try and hold reigns on the way out, and to kick the spurs on the way back... if all goes well, it should be a negative split - less time for the last 52 as the big summit is midway.
Cadence is not an issue early on, but can be when I get tired.
Elapsed Time... this is crucial because the clock doesn't stop until we finish, but I will stop 3 times to refuel... maybe 4.
Distance will help me stay oriented as things can get a little funky at 10000' above my home.
Second, is my screen for road/gravel riding.
No power on the those bikes. Power doesn't really matter in a race. Either you're in it, or not. So, I just watch my h.r.
Speed and Grade help me gauge the effort as well.
I track actual time here, because I generally have time in the saddle as my goal for a particular ride.
Third is my mtb screen.
Here I track power first, since mtb races and rides are more like mass start time trials.
H.R. still counts.
Cadence counts more, the longer the effort.
Ride time, not elapsed.
What are you tracking?
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