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The Power Meter Handbook: A User's Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes

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IT’S TRUE: A power meter is the best training tool you can put on your bike. Even if you have been racing for years, a power meter can take you from the middle of the pack to the podium in one season.
 
But having a power meter is one thing; knowing how to use it is another. The Power Meter Handbook will demystify the numbers, clarify the setup, and show you how to train with power in simple terms. Joe Friel’s power meter system will immediately improve your fitness, speed, and training.
 
With The Power Meter Handbook you will:
  • Precisely match your training to your race season
  • Push your limits step by step
  • Pinpoint your fi tness changes—reliably and accurately
  • Peak predictably for key events
  • Vastly improve your training efficiency
 
The Power Meter Handbook includes weekly training schedules for road racing, time trials, triathlons, and century rides. And 12 power-based workouts will build your aerobic endurance, muscular force, sprint speed,
and climbing.
 
Train smarter and race faster with The Power Meter Handbook. It’s your one-stop guide to a higher level of fitness.
 
JOE FRIEL is the best-selling author of The Cyclist’s Training Bible and The Triathlete’s Training Bible and cofounder of TrainingPeaks.com. As one of America’s most trusted coaches, he has trained national athletes and represented the United States at world championships.

Synopsis:

In The Power Meter Handbook, Joe Friel offers cyclists and triathletes a simple user’s guide to using a power meter for big performance gains.
 
In simple language, the most trusted coach in endurance sports makes understanding a power meter easy, no advanced degrees or tech savvy required.
 
Cyclists and triathletes will master the basics to reveal how powerful they are. Focusing on their most important data, they’ll discover hidden power, refine their pacing, and find out how many matches they can burn on any given day.
 
Once they understand the fundamentals, Friel will show how to apply his proven training approach to gain big performance in road races, time trials, triathlons, and century rides.
 
With The Power Meter Handbook, riders will: 
  • Precisely match their training to their race season
  • Push their limits step by step
  • Track fitness changes—reliably and accurately
  • Peak predictably for key events
  • Vastly improve training efficiency
 
Power meters aren’t just for the pros or racers anymore. Now The Power Meter Handbook makes it easy for any cyclist or triathlete to find new speed with cycling’s most advanced gear.

Synopsis:

Power meters measure a cyclist’s strength, but this revolutionary training technology can benefit everyone, not just the most powerful riders. In The Power Meter Handbook, the most trusted coach in endurance sports offers a simple user’s guide to help cyclists and triathletes master the fundamentals of training with power.

Friel shows cyclists how to sift through noisy data to focus on just the most important measurements. Armed with the techniques they need to know, riders will master power training concepts, accurately interpret their data, and learn how to harness this revolutionary technology to earn big performance gains from their day-to-day training.

Power meters aren’t just for the pros or racers anymore. The Power Meter Handbook makes it easy for any cyclist or triathlete to gain a deeper understanding of their performance and get ready for new challenges.

About the Author

Joe Friel is the best-selling author of The Cyclist’s Training Bible, The Triathlete’s Training Bible, Your Best Triathlon, and Your First Triathlon. His TrainingBible Coaching franchise is one of the most successful and respected in endurance sports. Joe has trained endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in triathlon, duathlon, road cycling, and mountain biking. He is an elite-certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master’s degree in exercise science. He conducts training and racing seminars around the world and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. He has also been active in business as the founder of Ultrafit, an association of coaching businesses; TrainingPeaks, a web based software company; and TrainingBible Coaching.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
 
PART I: WHY POWER MATTERS
 
Chapter 1: Why Use a Power Meter?
Why Power?
Why Not Heart Rate, Speed, or Feel?
Output and Input
Warning!
 
Chapter 2: What Is Power?
The Basics of Power
How a Power Meter Works
Getting Fitter and Faster With Power
 
Chapter 3: Getting Started With Your Power Meter
What’s on Your Handlebars?
KiloJoules, Average Power, and Normalized Power
Power’s Relationships with Time and Heart Rate
Making Sense of It All
 
PART II: TRAINING MORE EFFECTIVELY
 
Chapter 4: Your Power Zones
Power Zones
FTP—Your Most Important Number
Your Personal Power Zones
 
Chapter 5: Riding with Intensity
How Hard Did You Ride?
How Well Did You Pace?
Burning Matches
 
Chapter 6: Are You Fitter and Faster?
Power and Heart Rate Compared
Power and Energy
Are You Tired?
Are You Fitter and Faster?
 
Chapter 7: Using Your Power Meter for High Performance
Power Training Components
Power and Periodization
Performance Management
 
PART III: IMPROVING COMPETITIVE PERFORMANCE
 
Chapter 8: Power Training for Time Trials and Triathlons
What’s Important?
Preparing for Your Triathlon
Preparing for Your Time Trial
Steady-State Racing With Power
 
Chapter 9: Power Training for Road Racing
What’s Important?
Preparing for Your Road Race
Road Racing With Power
 
Chapter 10: Power Training for Endurance Events
What’s Important?
Preparing for Your Event
Century Rides With Power
Multi-Day Tours With Power
 
Chapter 11: Power Training for Mountain Bike Racing
What’s Important?
Preparing for Your Mountain Bike Race
Mountain Bike Racing With Power
 
Appendix A: Power-Based Workouts
Appendix B: Analysis Software
Abbreviations
Glossary             

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934030950
Author:
Friel, Joe
Publisher:
VeloPress
Subject:
Cycling
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Triathlon
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Bicycling General
Subject:
power meter, cycling, triathlon, cycling training, triathlon training, training and racing with a power meter, joe friel, trainingpeaks, hunter allen, wattage, training with power, cycling workouts, triathlon workouts, training with watts, andy coggan, tr
Subject:
power meter, cycling, triathlon, cycling training, triathlon training, training and racing with a power meter, joe friel, trainingpeaks, hunter allen, wattage, training with power, cycling workouts, triathlon workouts, training with watts, andy coggan, tr
Subject:
power meter, cycling, triathlon, cycling training, triathlon training, training and racing with a power meter, joe friel, trainingpeaks, hunter allen, wattage, training with power, cycling workouts, triathlon workouts, training with watts, andy coggan, tr
Subject:
power meter, cycling, triathlon, cycling training, triathlon training, training and racing with a power meter, joe friel, trainingpeaks, hunter allen, wattage, training with power, cycling workouts, triathlon workouts, training with watts, andy coggan, tr
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 10
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Bandw charts and tables throughout
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
In The Power Meter Handbook, Joe Friel offers cyclists and triathletes a simple user’s guide to using a power meter for big performance gains.
 
In simple language, the most trusted coach in endurance sports makes understanding a power meter easy, no advanced degrees or tech savvy required.
 
Cyclists and triathletes will master the basics to reveal how powerful they are. Focusing on their most important data, they’ll discover hidden power, refine their pacing, and find out how many matches they can burn on any given day.
 
Once they understand the fundamentals, Friel will show how to apply his proven training approach to gain big performance in road races, time trials, triathlons, and century rides.
 
With The Power Meter Handbook, riders will: 
  • Precisely match their training to their race season
  • Push their limits step by step
  • Track fitness changes—reliably and accurately
  • Peak predictably for key events
  • Vastly improve training efficiency
 
Power meters aren’t just for the pros or racers anymore. Now The Power Meter Handbook makes it easy for any cyclist or triathlete to find new speed with cycling’s most advanced gear.
"Synopsis" by ,

Power meters measure a cyclist’s strength, but this revolutionary training technology can benefit everyone, not just the most powerful riders. In The Power Meter Handbook, the most trusted coach in endurance sports offers a simple user’s guide to help cyclists and triathletes master the fundamentals of training with power.

Friel shows cyclists how to sift through noisy data to focus on just the most important measurements. Armed with the techniques they need to know, riders will master power training concepts, accurately interpret their data, and learn how to harness this revolutionary technology to earn big performance gains from their day-to-day training.

Power meters aren’t just for the pros or racers anymore. The Power Meter Handbook makes it easy for any cyclist or triathlete to gain a deeper understanding of their performance and get ready for new challenges.

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