The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Race-Winning Fitness in 6 Hours a Week, 3rd Ed.

The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Race-Winning Fitness in 6 Hours a Week, 3rd Ed.

by Chris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715502
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Series: Time-Crunched Athlete Series
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 559,111
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Chris Carmichael was an Olympian and a professional cyclist before beginning his career as a coach, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. He has coached elite cyclists since 1990, was recognized as the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2003. He served as the men’s road coach for the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team during the 1992 Olympic Games, and was the head coach for the U.S. Cycling Team for the 1996 Olympic Games. Carmichael founded Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) in 2000 to make world-class coaching expertise available to everyone. Through Chris’s leadership and an unsurpassed education program that develops the highest-trained coaches in the industry, CTS immediately established itself as the premier destination for personal fitness, nutrition, and performance coaching and camps. CTS’s proven track record for producing champions continues to attract top amateur and professional athletes, including Ironman® world champions Craig Alexander, Tim DeBoom, and Normann Stadler; Olympic triathlon gold and silver medalist Simon Whitfield; NASCAR drivers Carl Edwards and Bobby Labonte; five-time U.S. national cyclocross champion Katie Compton; and two-time cyclocross national champion Ryan Trebon. In addition, Chris has created more than a dozen training DVDs and authored five books, including The Ultimate Ride (2003), the New York Times bestseller Chris Carmichael’s Food for Fitness (2004), and 5 Essentials for a Winning Life (2006).

Jim Rutberg is the Media, Marketing, and Editorial Director and a coach for CTS. He has co-authored 8 books on training and sports nutrition: The Time-Crunched Cyclist , Training Essentials for Ultrarunning , The Time-Crunched Triathlete , The Ultimate Ride , Chris Carmichael’s Food for Fitness , Chris Carmichael’s Fitness Cookbook , The Carmichael Training Systems Cyclist’s Training Diary , and 5 Essentials for a Winning Life. In addition to books, he has written innumerable blog and magazine articles. His work has appeared in Road Bike Action , Bicycling , Outside , Men’s Health , Men’s Journal , VeloNews , Inside Triathlon , and more. A graduate of Wake Forest University and a former elite cyclist, Rutberg lives in Colorado Springs with his family.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mark Gainey, CEO and Co-Founder of Strava


Part I: The Time-Crunched Advantage

1 The New Paradigm for Endurance Training

2 The Science of the Time-Crunched Training Program

3 Terms and Conditions

4 Measuring Intensity in the Information Age

Part II: Training Programs

5 Time-Crunched Cyclist Workouts

6 Criterium, Road Race, and Cyclocross Training Programs

7 Century and Gran Fondo Training Plans

8 Gravel Racing and Ultraendurance MTB Training Plan

9 The Commuter’s Plan for Race-Ready Fitness

Part III: Weight Loss, Nutrition, Hydration, and Heat-Stress Management

10 Weight Loss for the Time-Crunched Athlete

11 Fueling High-Intensity Workouts

12 The Time-Crunched Kitchen

13 Hydration and Heat Stress Management

Part IV Making the Most of Your Fitness

14 Supplementing Your Training Endurance Blocks

15 Making the Most of Your Fitness

16 Strength Training on Limited Time


References and Recommended Reading


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