BookCentury, brevet, cross-state, ultradistance—there is only one book that covers them all. Distance Cycling is a comprehensive guide for planning, training, and competing in long-distance events.
Long-time distance cycling great John Hughes, an endurance coach and sport science expert, and coach Dan Kehlenbach team up to cover the sport from every angle. Combining sport science, including the latest research on training and conditioning, with hands-on advice for planning and performance, Distance Cycling will ensure you get the most from every ride.
With Distance Cycling, you will learn how to
- select the distance events best suited to you;
- prepare yourself for the physical and psychological demands of the sport;
- train for century rides and brevets using the 8- and 15-week conditioning programs; and
- conquer grueling ultradistance rides.
Before you ride, read this book. As the ultimate guide for the ultimate sport, Distance Cycling will help you ride longer, stronger, and more comfortably in every event.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Going the Distance
Chapter 2. Selecting Your Event
Chapter 3. Baseline Conditioning
Chapter 4. Fueling the Distance Cyclist
Chapter 5. Gearing Up for the Long Haul
Chapter 6. Preparing Your Body to Go the Distance
Chapter 7. Conquering the Century and 200K
Chapter 8. Ultimate Training for Ultra Events
Chapter 9. Mastering the Multiday
Chapter 10. Ultradistance Riding
Chapter 11. Preventing Injury