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Training and Racing with a Power Meter

Hunter Allen, Andrew Coggan PhD

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ISBN 10: 1934030554 / ISBN 13: 9781934030554
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2010. Second Edition, New edition, 2nd Ed. Paperback. A power meter is the ultimate training tool for serious cyclists and triathletes. Affixed to the handlebars, a power meter is like a cycling supercomputer, displaying critical data on a cyclist's speed, distance, and workload. This title is suitable for competitive athletes who want to unlock the secrets that lead to speed. Num Pages: 400 pages, b&w photos, tables & charts. BIC Classification: WSD; WSQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 189 x 23. Weight in Grams: 716. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781934030554

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Title: Training and Racing with a Power Meter

Publisher: Velo Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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Hunter Allen and Andy Coggan, PhD have completely revised the book that made power meters understandable for amateur and professional cyclists and triathletes.

Power meters have become essential tools for competitive cyclists and triathletes. No training tool can unlock as much speed and endurance as a power meter--for those who understand how to interpret their data. A power meter displays and records exactly how much energy a cyclist expends, which lends unprecedented insight into that rider's abilities and fitness. With the proper baseline data, a cyclist can use a power meter to determine race strategy, pacing, and tactics.

Training and Racing with a Power Meter makes it possible to exploit the incredible usefulness of the power meter by explaining how to profile strengths and weaknesses, measure fitness and fatigue, optimize workouts, time race readiness, and race using power. This new edition:

  • Enables athletes to predict future performance and time peak form
  • Introduces fatigue profiling, a new testing method to pinpoint weaknesses
  • Includes two training plans to raise functional threshold power and time peaks for race day
  • Offers 75 power-based workouts tuned for specific training goals
  • This updated edition also includes new case studies, a full chapter on triathlon training and racing, and improved 2-color charts and tables throughout.

Training and Racing with a Power Meter, will continue to be the definitive guide to the most important training tool ever developed for endurance sports.

From the Back Cover:

Power meters are not just for the pros.

As equipment has improved, cyclists and triathletes at all levels are using power meters to unlock speed and endurance. But in order to get the most from the technology, you need to know how to read the feedback.

Training and Racing with a Power Meter shows you how to identify your strengths and target your weaknesses with unbelievable precision. By explaining the universal concepts behind the power graphs, authors Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan will revolutionize the way you train. Begin by determining your power profile, which describes your strengths as a cyclist. Next, assess your fatigue profile to learn how you resist fatigue at 12 different exercise durations. Finally, identify the workouts that will help you build power across the board while eliminating the flat spots that are holding you back.

Allen and Coggan explain how to interpret power, cadence, speed, and heart rate so that you can train optimally for road racing, mountain biking, cyclocross, triathlon, track, or BMX. Knowing how to analyze your power-meter data will enable you to create a seasonlong race schedule that plays to your strengths. Understanding your numbers will also allow you to monitor changes in fitness and precisely time your peak performance.

With more than 65 power-based workouts; case studies of professional, masters, and amateur athletes; and hundreds of charts and graphs, Training and Racing with a Power Meter is the definitive guide you need to get up to speed on cycling's most important technology.

Hunter Allen is an elite-level cycling coach, former professional cyclist, and owner of the Peaks Coaching Group.

Andrew Coggan, PhD, is an exercise physiologist and author of countless articles on effective application of power-meter data.

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