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Old 07-30-04, 12:34 PM   #1
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best training resources?

i've just purchased my first road bike and am looking to begin a weekly training routine. want to build strength, endurance, and overall fitness. can you recommend any online sites or books that will help me think-through the various components of a good training routine? thanks.
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i've just purchased my first road bike and am looking to begin a weekly training routine. want to build strength, endurance, and overall fitness. can you recommend any online sites or books that will help me think-through the various components of a good training routine? thanks.

Ride down to your local library and see what they have. That way you can try before you buy a book.

Several good ones out there depending on who you ask and what type of training/riding you want to do.
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The best book I can think of offhand is Joe Friel's "Training Bible". It's a great resource, and I think he gives a lot of tips and insight for training. Besides that, I'd recommend hiring a coach that can take you through the full year, not just a month or two. You can find coaches at www.usacycling.org. Specifically, go here:
http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=95

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