The Cyclist's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide

The Cyclist's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide

by Joe Friel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715823
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 04/11/2018
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 102,030
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Joe Friel is the most trusted endurance sports coach in the world.

He is the best-selling author of The Triathlete's Training Bible , The Cyclist's Training Bible , Fast After 50 , Going Long , Your Best Triathlon , The Power Meter Handbook , and Your First Triathlon. His TrainingBible Coaching service 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

Prologue

Acknowledgments

PART I: MIND AND BODY

Chapter 1 Mental Performance: Motivation | Dreams, Goals, and Missions | Mental Toughness | Patience | Commitment and Tenacity | Consistency and Routines | Your High-Performance Team

Chapter 2 Physical Performance: The Right Stuff | Training Beliefs | Four Steps to Training with a Purpose

PART II: TRAINING FUNDAMENTALS

Chapter 3 Basic Training Concepts: Training Principles | Duration, Intensity, and Frequency | Volume and Intensity | Dose and Density | Training Load | Supercompensation | Fitness, Fatigue, and Form

Chapter 4 Training Intensity: Training with Effort, Heart Rate, and Power | Intensity Reference Points | Intensity Distribution | Functional Threshold | Setting Training Zones | Training Stress Score

PART III: PURPOSEFUL TRAINING

Chapter 5 Getting Started: Training Tools | Seasonal Goals | Assessment

Chapter 6 Preparing to Race: What Is Fitness? | Abilities | Ability Limiters

PART IV: PLANNING YOUR SEASON

Chapter 7 Planning Overview: Periodization | Planning | The Annual Training Plan

Chapter 8 Planning a Week: Schedule Weekly Workouts | Weekly and Daily Training | Missed Workouts

Chapter 9 Planning Alternatives: Linear Periodization Alternatives | Nonlinear Periodization Alternatives | A Simple Plan

PART V: STRESS AND RECOVERY

Chapter 10 Training Stress: Risk and Reward| Avoiding Overtraining | Managing Overreaching

Chapter 11 Fatigue, Recovery, and Adaptation: Measuring Fatigue | Recovery and Adaptation | Strategic Recovery

PART VI: THE COMPETITIVE EDGE

Chapter 12 Muscular Force Training: The Nervous System and Force | Weight Lifting | Functional Force Training | TSS and Weight Lifting

Chapter 13 Tapering to Race: Fitness | Form | The Components of Tapering | Peak and Race Period Routines

Chapter 14 The Training Diary: Diary or Log? | Planning with a Diary | What to Record | Training Analysis | Race Analysis

Epilogue

Appendix A: Annual Training Plan Template

Appendix B: Workouts

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

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