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Any good cycling training books?(4 posts)

Any good cycling training books?mark_2811
Jul 7, 2003 6:38 AM
Can anyone suggest a good book on training for cycling (both road and mountain)? I just got into road biking last year so I don't really know how to train for it.

Thanks!
Mark
Cyclist's Training Bible By Joe Friel (NM)abicirider
Jul 7, 2003 6:44 AM
Yes, required reading...biknben
Jul 7, 2003 7:33 AM
Joe Friel's book should be required reading for cyclist's looking to excel. The training bible may be too advanced for some but the principles are sound and good to know. Just follow the basic principles at first. As your fitness increases, set some long and short term goals and incorporate more of Friel's ideas.

Tip: If you're not doing so already, keep a training log of your riding. Friel puts a big emphasis on time and intensity. Get ready to buy a HRM.
Carmichael has a new book that's quite good.Mr Good
Jul 8, 2003 7:17 PM
It's out in hardback. Comprehensive and very good. I like it better than Friel. It addresses many issues related to race performance, including strategy, tactics, and mental skills. Still, most of the book is devoted to fitness development.