I honestly believe I've read just about every book written on cycling training in the last 10 yrs. Why? Because before I start prescribing what I believe are the best training methods/workouts for my athletes I want to ensure there is some "scientific evidence", that has "statistical significance", behind the workouts which substantiate that they do in fact- WORK!
I'm really excited to announce a NEW book which will be hitting the streets in mid-April. One of the authors is my mentor Hunter Allen. The book, entitled "Cutting-edge Cycling", shows how science can improve fitness and riding, and how to make science practical and relevant for cyclists".
My cycling training/coaching methodology has been and always will be based on "Science". The workouts I prescribe are "proven" workouts which show performance improvements for the masses. Granted, some workouts produce better results for different people. I don't normally prescribe cycling workouts that are fun...I prescribe ones that work. If you want fun workouts go to a Spin Class and do their "Mickey Mouse" workouts with music. Or, buy one of the many CD/DVDs on the market that claim they'll make you stronger/faster in just 2 weeks.
Anyway, look for Hunter's book in mid-April. I'm sure it's one that I'm going to enjoy, learn something from, and use information from to improve future Annual Training Plans.
Power ON! Coach Rob