This is my first year cycling and I did pretty well when I actually had a chance to ride. This summer all I had to do was work and ride. I did the local group hammer ride Tuesday and Thursday and saw incredible gains in my fitness.
Now that I'm back in school I only get a chance to ride outdoors on the weekends. Any other training to stay fit must be done on the trainer when I get the time. I find it hard to stay motivated and train hard on the trainer. I'll do half-assed interval sessions once in awhile but it's mostly tempo stuff.
I'm convinced that what I need is a scheduled workout to keep me focused. When I used to weight lift I saw best results when I had a strict regiment that I stuck with so I don't doubt it will help me in cycling.
I plan to start racing next year so I need to start training. My fitness has dropped off a bit since this summer just from lack of training.
I'd like to find a good book that works with my time constraints. I get about an 1hr in the morning during the week and Saturdays are usually group rides with the team.
I'm planning to buy a Powertap. Which book would you guys recommend for power training that's going to help me plan the most effective workouts for my schedule? I don't want something like Friel's book that wants me to do weeks of base-building...I just cannot do that on a trainer.