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Fitter, further, faster : get fit for sportives and road riding

Author: Rebecca Charlton; Robert Hicks; Hannah Reynolds
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Sport, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Fitter, Further, Faster is a complete guide to how to prepare for road riding and sportive events aimed both at first timers and those more experienced. Organised around a six-month timeline that shows readers how to prepare for an event, it looks at training plans - for speed, endurance, pacing, technique and attitude on climbs - leading up to the event itself and subsequent effective recovery. It covers diet, how  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Charlton; Robert Hicks; Hannah Reynolds
ISBN: 9781408832615 1408832615
OCLC Number: 810948649
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Alex Dowsett --
Six months to go (Goal-setting ; Body MOT ; Bike fit ; Clothing a nd cycling essentials ; Tools and spares ; Gadgets and gizmos ; Gearing ; Self-assessment: where are you now? ; Nutrition: the basics --
Get the legs spinning ; Warm-up: is it necessary? ; The basics: learn the skills ; Cornering: the basics ; Climbing: the basics ; Descending: the basics ; FAQ) --
Three monmth sto go: Self-assessment ; Aches ; Balance and core strength ; Balance and core-strength exercises ; Pain ; Refining nutrition ; Hydration ; Beyond food: are supplements necessary? ; Beyond food: top ten dietary supplements ; Technical nutrition: gels / powders / bars ; First aid ; Crash! ; Improving skills: cornering ; Improving skills: climbing ; Improving skills: descending ; Taking your fitness to the next level ; Rest and recovery ; Burnout ; FAQ). --
One month to go (Self-assessment: are you on track? Quick-fire fitness ; Refining nutrition ; Get fit while you work ; Tapering ; Nutrition: optimising and maintaining weight ; Pacing ; FAQ) --
One week to go (Self-assessment ; Don't self-sabotage ; The importance of TLC ; Have faith in yourself ; Carbo-loading ; Shoould I race with a cold? ; Preparing your bike) --
One day to go (Night-before nutrition ; Are you prepared ? Is everything ready? ; Relax! ; FAQ) --
The big day (Morning nutrition ; Warm-up ; On the line: what to expect? ; Stay focused ; When things go wrong) --
The finish line (Warm-down ; Real rider stories ; Self-assessment: how did it go? ; Look to the future, start again).
Responsibility: by Rebecca Charlton, Robert Hicks, Hannah Reynolds.

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The only book you will ever need to get quicker and fitter for road riding and sportives - from the health and fitness writers of Cycling Weekly  Read more...

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Essential, inspiring, handbook for those who want to improve their road riding. Fitter Further Faster is an accessible, clearly written and comprehensive guide for road cyclists. Whether you are a Read more...

 
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