The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6 Hours a Week

The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6 Hours a Week

4.7 7
by Chris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

As cycling's popularity grows with men and women in their thirties, forties, fifties, and beyond, the traditional ideas about training for endurance sports need a new approach to reflect the daily challenges faced by parents and working professionals. In The Time-Crunched Cyclist, Chris Carmichael presents that new approach to cycling training. Using elements from

See more details below

Overview

As cycling's popularity grows with men and women in their thirties, forties, fifties, and beyond, the traditional ideas about training for endurance sports need a new approach to reflect the daily challenges faced by parents and working professionals. In The Time-Crunched Cyclist, Chris Carmichael presents that new approach to cycling training. Using elements from the same program he designed for Tour de France winner Armstrong, this guide shows how to build competitive cycling fitness on a realistic schedule — a schedule that fits into the busy lives of today's active middle-agers. Complete with training plans, case studies, nutritional guidelines, and success stories, "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" shows cyclists how to push the pace in the local group ride, have fun, and perform well in local races, or tackle a challenging 100-mile fundraiser ride without committing to a high-volume training program.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"For those with tight schedules and real life demands, The Time-Crunched Cyclist offers an alternative to hanging up the bike in frustration." — DailyPeloton.com

"Chris Carmichael's newest book, The Time-Crunched Cyclist, is worth a look for anyone with a real life." — PezCyclingNews.com

"It's very hard: a) to put this book down and b) not to pick up a useful amount of beneficial knowledge from it." — TheWashingMachinePost.net

"With the training plans, nutritional information, case studies, race and ride tips, success stories and more, The Time-Crunched Cyclist certainly gave me new hope that I would be able to train well to truly enjoy the sport that I love. If you are, like me, a cyclist with too little free time on your hands, I would definitely recommend that you buy and read this book." — BikeWorldNews.com

"Carmichael explains superbly in the book how a training program which features shorter but higher intensity training coupled with good recovery periods can deliver spectacular results." — Roadcycling.co.nz
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934030479
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
The Time-Crunched Athlete Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

"For those with tight schedules and real life demands, The Time-Crunched Cyclist offers an alternative to hanging up the bike in frustration." — DailyPeloton.com

"Chris Carmichael's newest book, The Time-Crunched Cyclist, is worth a look for anyone with a real life." — PezCyclingNews.com

"It's very hard: a) to put this book down and b) not to pick up a useful amount of beneficial knowledge from it." — TheWashingMachinePost.net

"With the training plans, nutritional information, case studies, race and ride tips, success stories and more, The Time-Crunched Cyclist certainly gave me new hope that I would be able to train well to truly enjoy the sport that I love. If you are, like me, a cyclist with too little free time on your hands, I would definitely recommend that you buy and read this book." — BikeWorldNews.com

"Carmichael explains superbly in the book how a training program which features shorter but higher intensity training coupled with good recovery periods can deliver spectacular results." — Roadcycling.co.nz
 

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >