Mastering Cycling by John HowardMastering Cycling by John Howard

Mastering Cycling

byJohn Howard

Paperback | June 30, 2010

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Learn from a legend! Trim seconds off your time, train more efficiently, or simply maximize your fitness workouts with Mastering Cycling

John Howard, three-time Olympian and 18-time national masters cycling champion, has created the ultimate cycling guide for serious riders, triathletes, and masters athletes. Cyclists from 18 to 88 will benefit from the targeted approach that covers these essentials: 

• Technique instruction and refinement for cornering, climbing, and descending

• Workout plans for fitness and competition

• Training for road races, time trials, and triathlons

• Strategies that will shave seconds from your times

In addition, Mastering Cycling guides you in equipment selection, event-specific training, motivational strategies, nutrition, hydration, and selecting cycling clubs, coaches, and competitive events. With such comprehensive coverage, it is the one resource you’ll turn to time and time again for a lifetime of serious cycling.

John Howard has a remarkable resume as a professional cyclist, endurance athlete, and coach. He spent 10 years on the U.S. national cycling team and raced in three Olympic Games. In 1971 he won first place in the Pan-Am Games road race—America's only gold medal ever in that event. He has won other major road...
Title:Mastering CyclingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:200 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:June 30, 2010Publisher:Human Kinetics, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0736086773

ISBN - 13:9780736086776


Table of Contents





Chapter 1. The Masters Cyclist

Chapter 2. Same Sport, New Challenges

Chapter 3. Essential Bike Setup

Chapter 4. Training Off the Bike

Chapter 5. Training Indoors On the Bike

Chapter 6. Perfecting Bike-Handling Skills

Chapter 7. Planning a Performance Diet

Chapter 8. Preparing to Race

Chapter 9. Strategies for Every Event

Chapter 10. Dealing With Injuries and Setbacks

Chapter 11. Cycling for Life


About the Author

Editorial Reviews

“Mastering Cycling imparts much knowledge and many lessons. It speaks to all riders and has special value for those intent on staying one wheel ahead of Father Time.”Ed Pavelka -- Publisher of e-mail newsletter "John Howard was the first recognizable name in modern-era cycling, and his versatility continues as a world-class masters racer and coach. Mastering Cycling speaks from the master's own perspective about what it takes to live the sport we love." Chris Carmichael -- Coach of Seven-Time Tour de France Winner Lance Armstrong “John is a true master of the sport of cycling. His varied accomplishments attest to his knowledge of training techniques on and off the bike. Mastering Cycling is a valuable resource for cyclists of all ages and abilities.”Bobby Phillips -- “Baltimore Bullet”