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Some good training tips, but too long and too self promoting
on 18 January 2013
This book could be a much shorter read in what is useful for the average club cyclist competing in local events.
What I liked.
There are some good training tips, and four training programs, for those who have never been put through a structured training program and who limited time to train in any given week. But that is really about it. The book could probably be about 50 pages long.
The remainder of the book is made up of too much irrelevant information and promotion of Carmichael training systems, other books written by the author and the assumption that most cyclists out there are willing or able to afford a power meter, costing more than most would pay for their bike. The nutritional advice was at best limited, recommendations like Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a staple training food is questionable. He would have been better off recommending other books, oh he did, one of his own.
Borrow this book from a library or a friend, take a look at the training plans and you're done.