As power measurement has become an ever more important tool for training competitive cyclists and triathletes, Hunter Allen and Andy Coggan have updated their bestselling book, Training and Racing with a Power Meter, completely revising a publication that aimed to make power meters understandable for amateur and professional cyclists and triathletes.
Power meters have become an essential part of the modern racer’s toolkit, displaying and recording exactly how much energy a cyclist expends in order to provide precise information on that rider’s abilities and fitness. With proper baseline data, a cyclist can use a power meter to determine race strategy, pacing, and tactics.
The new edition of Training and Racing with a Power Meter aims to enable athletes to predict future performance and to time peak form, introduces a new testing method – fatigue profiling – to pinpoint weaknesses, includes two training plans to raise functional threshold power and time peaks for race day and offers 75 power-based workouts tuned for specific training goals.
Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Edition is available at good bookshops or direct from www.cordee.co.uk priced at £17.99