Training Plans for Cyclists

Training Plans for Cyclists

by Gale Bernhardt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934030189
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 06/16/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 1,024,808
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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.

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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