Am I the only one disappointed with Joe Friel's Training Bible?
not specific enough for me. Maybe it's for advanced riders who know all about intervals, etc
he spends the first 105 pages talking about the importance of annual plans, periodization, motivation and commitment, natural ability, stress, tapering, etc, etc; without actually telling me how to go a ride my bike! Then, after 108pages, his first training routine is "race training": build a base, then get your fitness from racing twice a week. Jeeez, thanks Joe, I
paid $42 Aus for that???
I think it needs to be the second, or third, book you buy about training. A certain level of experience/knowledge is assumed in his book. I wouldn't put it in the fireplace just yet. Maybe you want to go buy Carmichael's Ultimate Ride or Burke's Serious Cycling and use them together. Many also like Dave Morris, but it's based on power, which required a Powertap, SRM, etc.
In the end nobody is exactly right about anything, IMO. They all have views and opinions. It's best if you attempt to absorb them all and formulate what works best for you. Best of luck.