I am new to TR and cycling with power meters and watts so the program is going to be very helpful. I just completed 2 Sprint Triathlons last summer and enjoyed them. My background is running and I understand the Jack Daniels running formula well. I decided to start this week on the Sprint Triathlon base training Mid Level Volume.
The cycling information and program is very specific to zones and watts. However, the running program is based on Perceived Exertion and is less specific than the running programs I have used in the past. Does anyone use VDOT (Daniels or McMillian) scores to determine paces for ?
VO2 Max Runs
If so, what Perceived Exertion numbers would you correlate to those type of efforts?
Ex. 35 minute run (PE 5) with 6 X 30 seconds (PE 9). I believe in training by feel as well but the cycling training is much more specific. I do not think there are significant training differences until Tempo and VO2 Max become more relevant.