Want it by Wednesday, September 26
Order now and choose Expedited Shipping during checkout.
Same Day shipping in Manhattan. See Details
A cyclist needs to have a strong foundation and a high fitness ceiling before the season even starts. Fundamentals like strength training and skill development take a backseat once race preparation begins in earnest. This is just one of the reasons why Thomas Chapple argues that the success of the upcoming season depends on the extent to which you can build your foundation of aerobic fitness, or your "base," ' for the road ahead.
Whatever your goals as a cyclist, early season training should focus on broadening the aerobic base and building cycling-specific strength and skills. In effect, this builds a bigger, more efficient engine to help you reach higher intensities later in the season. Chapple's guide for cyclists extends beyond the vital pre-season months, establishing the strong foundation that leads to improved overall fitness and speed. A stronger base makes a stronger, faster, cyclist.
|Product dimensions:||6.08(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
Thomas Chapple is a licensed elite-level USA Cycling and USA Triathlon coach. He has competed at the national level in downhill mountain bike racing, and regionally in road and track. Since he started coaching in 1997, he has enabled competitive athletes to advance from the local ranks to placement at national and world championships.
Table of Contents
Foreword Joe Friel ix
The Cyclist's Engine
Energy Sources 3
Energy Delivery 11
Weight and Health Management 25
Diagnosing the Engine
Fitness Assessment 37
Training Zones 67
Fitness Elements 73
Planning Your Training Year
Measuring Training Load 97
Training Plan 111
Training Blocks 131
Daily Training Log 139
Building a Stronger Engine
Training the Mind for Competition 243
Advanced Fitness Elements 253
Performance Testing Guidelines 263
Sample Base Training Plans 267
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms 287
About the Author 304