Effective training manuals?


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Are there any you would recommend as being any good, beyond the ubiquitous Black Book? Sick of long distance rides - fancy a punt at shorter, faster and harder rides - 10s and 25 TTs, then onto cyclo-x next winter. Am 40 in Jan 08 so decided something should begin at 40 - why not a bit of competition?

Thanks in advance
Here is an example.
I'm not too sure what you require, but if you google 'cycle training manuals', there are a lot of options.
Good luck!



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Bury, Lancashire
Joe Friel's 'The Cyclist's Training Bible' is reckoned to be pretty good:

'Gives racers a distinct competitive advantage by providing options for solving training questions such as "What can I do to climb better"? Topics covered include periodisation and planning your training year, evaluation of strengths and weaknesses, creating the ultimate training diary, fitness testing, nutrition, strength and stretching. Regardless of your gender, age or racing experience, this handbook is intended to help move you gently through a training programme to meet your competitive goals.'

Customer reviews here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cyclists-Training-Bible-Cycling/dp/0713650842
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