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New Cycling Books: ‘Boneshaker Almanac’ and ‘Training & Racing with a Power Meter’

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training-and-racing-with-a-power-meter-bookFrom Evan, the editor of the Boneshaker Almanac: BA 42-500 is our largest issue yet—weighing in at over 150 pages. In it you will find a brilliant ride journal from a trip across British Columbia, an intelligent musing on vintage cycling posters, considerations of the state of cycling in Cleveland and Pittsburgh (riding in the Rust Belt!), an article about the retro-direct gearing system, a review of BikeSnobNYC’s new book, pieces on bike lights, guilt, Breaking Away, bamboo bicycles, Russia, reformations, “the bicycle face,” and best of all—a lengthy and engaging profile about two bike-powered farms in the West. Get it here.

For you racers, there’s the updated version of Training and Racing with a Power Meter, by Hunter Allen (who happens to be Jeremiah Bishop’s coach if I’m not mistaken) and Andy Coggan.  It’s available on Amazon for $16.47 (or you can buy it for MSRP of $24.95), check out the full press release on this one after the break…

PRESS RELEASE: Hunter Allen and Andy Coggan have updated their bestselling book, Training and Racing with a Power Meter. Allen and Coggan have completely revised the book that made power meters understandable for amateur and professional cyclists and triathletes. Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Ed. is now available in bookstores, bike and tri shops, and online.

Power meters have become essential tools for competitive cyclists and triathletes. No training tool can unlock as much speed and endurance as a power meter-for those who understand how to interpret their data. A power meter displays and records exactly how much energy a cyclist expends, which lends unprecedented insight into that rider’s abilities and fitness. With the proper baseline data, a cyclist can use a power meter to determine race strategy, pacing, and tactics.

Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Ed. makes it possible to exploit the incredible usefulness of the power meter by explaining how to profile strengths and weaknesses, measure fitness and fatigue, optimize workouts, time race readiness, and race using power. This new edition:

* Enables athletes to predict future performance and time peak form
* Introduces fatigue profiling, a new testing method to pinpoint weaknesses
* Includes two training plans to raise functional threshold power and time peaks for race day
* Offers 75 power-based workouts tuned for specific training goals

This updated edition also includes new case studies, a full chapter on triathlon training and racing, and improved 2-color charts and tables throughout.

Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Ed., will continue to be the definitive guide to the most important training tool ever developed for endurance sports. To review the table of contents and a sample, please visit velopress.com. For online widgets and information on using Training and Racing with a Power Meter with TrainingPeaks(tm) software, please visit peakscoachinggroup.com.

Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Ed. by Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan, PhD
Paperback with 2-color illustrations throughout
7 3/8″ x 9 1/4″, 344 pp., $24.95, 978-1-934030-55-4

Hunter Allen is considered one of the world’s top experts in training with power meters. He is the co-developer of TrainingPeaks WKO+, software which he has used to analyze over 3,000 power meter files. Allen is a USA Cycling elite-certified coach. He raced professionally for over 17 years. Andrew Coggan, PhD, is an internationally recognized exercise physiologist. His research provided the foundation for the TrainingPeaks WKO+ software, which he co-developed with Allen. Coggan is a research associate at Washington University School of Medicine. He holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Texas and an MS in Human Bioenergetics form Ball State University.

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