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Training ...cyclomoteur
Dec 14, 2001 8:09 AM
I apreciated the facts given below;cyclomoteur "Training in general" 12/12/01 3:18pm

There is too much usefull info, I don't want to miss a part; A lot of us (ignorants) learned more in this week then in years of experiencing.

Is there eny book or good link, explaining this clearly (don't refer me to a 3rd grade university biology manual)

Good books...TJeanloz
Dec 14, 2001 10:20 AM
There are a lot of good books on cycling specific training. Enough to keep you reading all winter.
A few highlights:

Bicycle Road Racing : The Complete Program for Training and Competition (by Eddie B.) Written by one of the best coaches of all time, this has been the training bible for most current (American) pro cyclists. The training ideas Eddie B lays out have been the cornerstone of the US Olympic and National team training programs. The downside is that some of the stuff is a little outdated- but it's still well worth reading.

Training for Cycling : The Ultimate Guide to Improved Performance (Connie Carpenter, Davis Phinney). This one is written by two American cycling legends. Good info on training and racing.

The Cyclist's Training Bible : A Complete Training Guide for the Competitive Road Cyclist (Joe Friel). Written by a longtime coach and father of Dirk Friel, this is considered by many to be the most up-to-date training manual out there. It has been proposed as a modern replacement to Eddie B, but I don't think it offers the same insights.

I haven't read the new Lance Armstrong/Chris Carmicheal book yet- but I'm skeptical because Chris actively sells coaching services on the side, and he doesn't have the reputation as a coach that people might like him to.
re: Training ...Kyle
Dec 14, 2001 11:40 AM
This site has a lot of good physiology info--challenging but not geeky.

The info here is pretty old, but I think the vast majority of it holds true. I don't remember the cycling specific info as being any good, but the general physiology articles will give you a solid foundation to work from.