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Training Bible for Cyclists(3 posts)

Training Bible for Cyclistsblondepower
Mar 26, 2002 5:01 PM
I had the wife pick me up the "Training Bible for Cyclists". So far it looks pretty good. I am taking a BIZ trip tomorrow and will read it durring my flight.
I am learning a lot via these posts and really do appreciate everyones input both good and bad. I am a beginner and have much to learn. Just need to learn how to keep my heart rate at 165 even on climbs. I will have to read the book to find out more about heart rates and when to exercise in one Zone and when to exercise in another Zone.

So bear with me during my learning curve and keep up the good posting and I hope people can learn through my learning curve.
learning through cyclingTig
Mar 26, 2002 6:01 PM
Learning to improve your performance and getting to know and expand your body and mind's limits is one of the greatest things about cycling. To look back and see your progress makes for a great feeling of accomplishment. The learning process may not stay at the same rate as you gain more experience, but you will find there is always something else to learn or improve upon. You don't have to race to enjoy these improvements. We learn much about ourselves through the process of learning and improving. Pushing past the pain threshold builds strength and courage. Setting goals helps get us off our butts when we start feeling lazy.

We are fortunate to have great resources like the people who contribute to this forum and books like Friel's to help us learn more efficiently.
re: Training Bible for CyclistsRayBan
Mar 27, 2002 6:20 AM
If you take the time to outline a training plan according to Joel Friels suggestions (and follow the plan!) you will improve. The assesment tests really reveal your strong and weak traits. So the assesments take the tests, it's a real useful book.