Ironman Lake Placid: Correlation Between Bike and Run Splits

It's the most consistent challenge in all long-distance triathlons: how hard to ride the bike, while still leaving enough in the tank to have a great run. When it comes to balancing the bike and the run, there are four groups:

  1. Fast, Balanced: Rode fast along that fine line that also allowed a fast run
  2. Energy to Burn: Ran a faster than expected after the bike, could have ridden harder
  3. Rode too Hard: the Big Fear, riding too hard, and blowing up on the run
  4. Smooth and Steady: longer bike and run splits on the way to a solid, if slow finish

    You want to be with #1 or #4. Which group were you in at Ironman Lake Placid 2010?