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Distance Cycling by John Hughes (2011)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0736089241, Paperback)
Century, 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.
You’ll also learn how to fuel properly before, during, and after events; how to select the best equipment for your ride; how to perform basic roadside maintenance on your bike; and how to avoid the most common injuries in distance cycling.
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.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:12:18 -0400)
Everyone from experienced distance cyclists to those preparing for their first century ride will benefit from the training advice and strategies featured in Distance Cycling . Lead author John Hughes, one of ultracycling's most respected names, helps inspire riders of all ability levels through practical advice for centuries, brevets, and more.
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