So I've estimated my LT at 174 and on today's ride I did extended periods beyond that and so I blew up for a few minutes. It really sucked, but no biggie.
So my question is for long rides (ones where you would ideally want to do well and still finish strong as strong as you started), do you ideally want to be (just) below LT the whole time? I'm sure there are periods where one goes above LT but do you try to limit that to a certain time period? Do you also try to limit how much you do it? (say go over LT every 10 mins)?
Just curious as to how to ride smarter while still pushing my limits.