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Training Books(3 posts)

Training BooksPatM
Jul 30, 2001 9:10 AM
I know this topic must have been posted before but here goes. What is the best book for improving performance(speed and endurance) out there. I am looking to increase my speed on shorter rides. I know the answer - intervals ! And looking to feel better and ride faster on longer rides. I am also looking for a book that may include some good training programs. Just looking for some reading during vacation, since I won't be able to ride.
Thanks in advance
re: Training BooksMabero
Jul 30, 2001 9:34 AM
I just picked up Bob Friel's "Cyclist Training Bible". It's pretty interesting...

I really breaks it down for you can see your weaknesses and how you can accomplish to attack those weaknesses. I am just starting to formulate a yearly schedule which is taken some time, but the book really guides you through it. Plus it goes into the ideas of "training with a purpose" or riding with one, to help achieve our goals as cyclists...its a racer book but nonetheless my first book on cycling.

Either way I think its a good book to just pick up to read.

re: Training BooksLone Gunman
Jul 30, 2001 10:22 AM
Ditto of Friel. If you have done a few seasons and had some failures, after reading Friel you may start to understand what was or went wrong in your plan. (Or if you even had one other than ride to get in shape). Even doing a partial plan will get some results.