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Training Plans for Cyclistsby Gale Bernhardt
Synopses & Reviews
This collection of 16 training plans from world-class cycling coach Gale Bernhardt is sure to prepare cycling enthusiasts and first-time riders alike for their biggest and best rides. Anyone looking to participate in a charity ride, multiday tour, or team cycling event can count on Training Plans for Cyclists to help reach their goal.
Detailed training plans work toward goals and events that range from 30 to 100 miles for road and mountain bike cyclists. Adventuresome cyclists can get fit for tours, from 3 days of 25 miles each to a week of 80-mile days. Off-road cyclists will find the preparation they need for epic weekend trail rides and mountain bike races.
With chapters devoted to the basics of fitness, nutrition, stretching, and strengthening, this book is an essential guide for anyone who participates in cycling events or wants to break out of weekend-warrior status with a balanced training plan.
Whatever the cyclist's agenda, Training Plans for Cyclists has a straightforward, sensible plan that promises to deliver more rewarding rides.
Anyone looking to participate in a charity ride, multi-day tour, or team cycling event can count on Training Plans for Cyclists to help reach their goal. Seventeen detailed training plans prepare first-time finishers or experienced riders for events ranging from 30 to 100 miles. Bicycling explorers can use the touring training plans to get fit for three 25-mile days or seven 80-mile days. Off-road adventurers get the prep they need for their next weekend in the woods or an upcoming mountain bike competition. With chapters devoted to the basics of nutrition, stretching, and strengthening, this book is an essential guide for anyone who participates in cycling events or wants to start. From the cyclist who rides for fitness and not competition, to the cyclist who is only looking to drop fellow cyclists on next weekend's group ride, Training Plans for Cyclists has a plan to fit every agenda.
About the Author
Gale Bernhardt has coached and instructed athletes since 1974. An elite-certified USA Cycling Level I Coach, she has also served as the Chairperson of the USA Triathlon National Coaching Committee for five years. Bernhardt was selected to be the USA Triathlon team coach at the 2004 Olympic Games and has traveled the world as a USA Triathlon World Cup coach. Bernhardt is the bestselling author of Bicycling for Women, Training Plans for Multisport Athletes, Triathlon Training Basics, and Workouts in a Binder®: Swim Workouts for Triathletes.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started
1 The Elements of Training
2 Training Intensity and Volume
Part II: Event Training Plans
Part III: Touring Training Plans
Part IV: Mountain Bike Training Plans
Part V: Building Foundation Fitness
Part VI: Supporting Information
Appendix A: Health Questionnaire
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