So for each discipline of the plan builder it asks for my desired finishing time. Then it asks for intensity. This is where I’m confused. If it’s a race, should I choose race pace or choose the pace at which I will racing? Since it’s an endurance event my intensity would be obviously different than for a 5k. Or does plan builder take that into account and race pace for a 70.3 triathlon is different than race pace for 5k. My husband says choose race pace.
Interesting question. When I prepared my plan I selected the pace I would be racing at e.g. 6/10 for a HIM, rather than Race Pace 10/10. Your question has me thinking I could have been wrong, although if I had to chose in the absence of further guidance I’d stick with my approach as would assume the RPE selector is consistent in it’s use whether it’s for a race or workout.
Interesting question indeed. I’m currently building my training plan and have the exact same doubt.
I heard back from TrainerRoad. The intensity will be the pace you will race at so maybe 6-7 for HIM. Whatever intensity you choose for race day won’t affect your plan.