If you’ve taken part in a few sportive events, or are planning to ride such an event for the first time, you might be wondering how best to prepare yourself. Cycling: Successful Sportive aims to take aspiring sportive riders through the necessary steps to becoming a successful sportive cyclist.
Cycling: Successful Sportives, through 192 pages, takes the reader through the such things as a structuring a training programme, training phases, goal-setting, physiological assessment, principles of heart rate training, power creation and output, different levels of training and how and when to use them, nutrition, rest and recovery, tapering and over-training.
The increased use of lab-based sports testing in recent years has considerably raised awareness of the impact of sports science on training and performance, and many coaches, trainers and athletes are looking for more information and guidance on how to apply this knowledge to their own training. This approach is at the heart of the Elite Performance: Cycling.
With a foreword from fast man Mark Cavendish and commentator Hugh Porter, the book has been written by Dr Garry Palmer, a leading sports scientist and Richard Allen, a sports journalist who is a keen cyclist.
Available from 10th October priced £19.99.