Training Plans for Cyclists

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934030189
  • Publisher: VeloPress
  • Publication date: 6/16/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 274
  • Sales rank: 1,394,178
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started

1 The Elements of Training

2 Training Intensity and Volume

3 Nutrition

4 Equipment

Part II: Event Training Plans

5 30-Mile Ride, Level 1 (6-week plan)

6 100K or 50-Mile Ride, Level 1 (8-week plan)

7 Century Ride, Level 1 (12-week plan)

8 Century Ride, Level 2 (12-week plan)

Part III: Touring Training Plans

9 Three-Day Tour, 25-30 Miles per Day, Level 1 (10-week plan)

10 Three-Day Tour, 40-50 Miles per Day, Level 1 (12-week plan)

11 Three-Day Tour, 40-50 Miles per Day, Level 2 (12-week plan)

12 One-Week Tour, 60-80 Miles per Day, Level 1 (12-week plan)

13 One-Week Tour, 60-80 Miles per Day, Level 2 (12-week plan)

Part IV: Mountain Bike Training Plans

14 Weekend-Warrior Mountain Biking, Level 1 (12-week plan)

15 Mountain Bike Racing, Level 2 (12-week plan)

16 100-Mile Mountain Bike Race, Level 1 (16-week plan)

17 100-Mile Mountain Bike Race, Level 2 (14-week plan)

18 24-Hour Mountain Bike Racing on a Team (6-week crash plan)

Part V: Building Foundation Fitness

19 Foundation Fitness Training Plan, Level 1 (12-week plan)

20 Foundation Fitness Training Plan, Level 2 (12-week plan)

Part VI: Supporting Information

21 Workout Codes

22 Strength Training

23 Stretching

Appendix A: Health Questionnaire

Appendix B: Event Checklist

Appendix C: Health and Injury

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

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