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Lance Armstrong training Program (newbie question alert)(5 posts)

Lance Armstrong training Program (newbie question alert)sorghum
Oct 22, 2001 5:13 PM
I just purchased the Lance training book. It has tons of great workouts but no advice re: setting up an actual training program. Next year will be the first year I attempt racing so I have no past experience to draw from. The book does reference a "typical" program and say that it isn't very good, but offers no guidelines for building your own.
I know a program has to be based on strenghs/weaknesses, but
can anyone point me in the right direction to get a start?
p.s. free info would be the best!! : )
re: Lance Armstrong training Program (newbie question alert)Jon
Oct 22, 2001 8:22 PM
The most complete self-coaching guide is Joe Friel's Cyclist's Training Bible.
I'll second thattdfox
Oct 23, 2001 12:55 PM
Nothing's freePackrat
Oct 25, 2001 4:39 PM
I don't think you'll find a free program on the internet, maybe at the public library, however. Joe Friel's book is the best. A more general book by Sleamaker is very good and if you don't have anything against runners, I highly recommend reviewing Ron Dawes (or is it Daws?). But since you are not running just use Dawes for additional ideas not as your primary guide.

I take it back about free on the internet, go to and you can piece together the Friel program by reading the FAQ.
thanks for the recomendation. - nmsorghum
Oct 27, 2001 5:39 AM