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A good speed bike training book

Postby jamix » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:53 am

Does anyone know of any good books for how to train to be a fast speed bike racer?
2013 GOALS:

- Compete in the "Early Bird Sprint Triathlon" in May
- Run a 5km pb during the "Bushtukah Canada Day Road Race"
- Complete an Olympic distance triathlon
- Cycle > 33 km / hr during the cycle portion of a Sprint Triathlon.
- Stay healthy and happy

Races

April 28th: Manotick 10km (40:16)
May 18th: Ottawa Early Bird Sprint Triathlon (DNF)
June 8th: Riverkeeper SuperSprint (2nd overall)
July 1st: Bushtukah Canada Day 5km (18:37)

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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby La » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:30 am

What is "speed bike" racing?
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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby jamix » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:10 am

Sorry...I meant road racing.
2013 GOALS:

- Compete in the "Early Bird Sprint Triathlon" in May
- Run a 5km pb during the "Bushtukah Canada Day Road Race"
- Complete an Olympic distance triathlon
- Cycle > 33 km / hr during the cycle portion of a Sprint Triathlon.
- Stay healthy and happy

Races

April 28th: Manotick 10km (40:16)
May 18th: Ottawa Early Bird Sprint Triathlon (DNF)
June 8th: Riverkeeper SuperSprint (2nd overall)
July 1st: Bushtukah Canada Day 5km (18:37)

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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby HCcD » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:16 am

I like The Cyclist Training Bible, by Joe Friel ...

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/The-Cyclists-Training-Bible-Joe-Friel/9781934030202-item.html?cookieCheck=1

If you are serious about road racing, then I would suggest that you consider joining a local Bike Team (most LBS have a training group / team) and train with them ... they will usually have meetings, training sesstions, etc., and strategize on how to handle the next race and who will attack, and until who to launch to the finish line ... Remember that for Team Cycling, the Team comes first, and each team member has a role to achieving that goal ....
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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby jamix » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:46 am

The Cyclist''s Training Bibleis the bestselling and most comprehensive training book for serious cyclists. New in this fourth edition are updates on all the latest advances in cycling training including training with a power meter, smarter approaches


Thats a bold statement, I guess I'll buy it.

I'm interested in cycling more for triathlon training.
2013 GOALS:

- Compete in the "Early Bird Sprint Triathlon" in May
- Run a 5km pb during the "Bushtukah Canada Day Road Race"
- Complete an Olympic distance triathlon
- Cycle > 33 km / hr during the cycle portion of a Sprint Triathlon.
- Stay healthy and happy

Races

April 28th: Manotick 10km (40:16)
May 18th: Ottawa Early Bird Sprint Triathlon (DNF)
June 8th: Riverkeeper SuperSprint (2nd overall)
July 1st: Bushtukah Canada Day 5km (18:37)

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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby दिवंगत » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:26 am

Cycling for road/team races and cycling for triathlon are two different sports. Some of the training protocols are the same, but there are a lot of differences, too.

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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby HCcD » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:29 am

140.6 wrote:Cycling for road/team races and cycling for triathlon are two different sports. Some of the training protocols are the same, but there are a lot of differences, too.


And, Joe Friel also has a similar Training Bible for Triathletes ... :shifty: :wink:
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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby HCcD » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:29 am

eta: If you have an e-book reader ..

http://roadbikerider.com/rrt_page.htm
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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby ROW » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:19 am

You probably don't want to call road racing speed bike racing. 8)

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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby Jwolf » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:18 am

ROW wrote:You probably don't want to call road racing "speed bike racing". 8)


Yeah, that sounds like something a buddy of mine does. Ah, no-- that's "sport bike racing." ;)
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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby Wu wei » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:42 pm

jamix wrote:Does anyone know of any good books for how to train to be a fast speed bike racer?


You definitely do not want a book on road racing if you want to do triathlon.

As well, IMO, Joe Friel's books are very poor. (flame away)

Becoming a strong triathlon cyclist is actually not that complicated... but I have yet to read a book that addresses it properly.
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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby jamix » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:05 pm

mytrilife wrote:
jamix wrote:Does anyone know of any good books for how to train to be a fast speed bike racer?


You definitely do not want a book on road racing if you want to do triathlon.

As well, IMO, Joe Friel's books are very poor. (flame away)

Becoming a strong triathlon cyclist is actually not that complicated... but I have yet to read a book that addresses it properly.


I would assume that any training program desired by cyclists would also be desired by triathlets as well.
2013 GOALS:

- Compete in the "Early Bird Sprint Triathlon" in May
- Run a 5km pb during the "Bushtukah Canada Day Road Race"
- Complete an Olympic distance triathlon
- Cycle > 33 km / hr during the cycle portion of a Sprint Triathlon.
- Stay healthy and happy

Races

April 28th: Manotick 10km (40:16)
May 18th: Ottawa Early Bird Sprint Triathlon (DNF)
June 8th: Riverkeeper SuperSprint (2nd overall)
July 1st: Bushtukah Canada Day 5km (18:37)

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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby Wu wei » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:22 pm

jamix wrote:I would assume that any training program desired by cyclists would also be desired by triathletes as well.


It's a common misconception, and the source of many misguided articles in triathlon magazines and online.

Road Racing has much different demands than the bike leg of a triathlon. Handling, accelerations, tactics, drafting, etc.
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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby HCcD » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:57 pm

mytrilife wrote:
jamix wrote:Does anyone know of any good books for how to train to be a fast speed bike racer?


You definitely do not want a book on road racing if you want to do triathlon.

As well, IMO, Joe Friel's books are very poor. (flame away)

Becoming a strong triathlon cyclist is actually not that complicated... but I have yet to read a book that addresses it properly.


Joe Friel may be considered "Old School" now, by you young pups .. :shifty: :wink:
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Re: A good speed bike training book

Postby Wu wei » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:32 pm

HCmD wrote:Joe Friel may be considered "Old School" now, by you young pups .. :shifty: :wink:


Joe Friels age has nothing to do with it...

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/cgi-bin/gforum.cgi?post=2955763;search_string=joe%20friel;guest=128430375&t=search_engine#2955763
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