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Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Edition

Cycling Experts Update Book on Training and Racing with a Power Meter

Training and Racing with a Power MeterBoulder, CO, USA - May 6, 2010 - 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
* Has two training plans to raise functional threshold power and time peaks for race day
* Offers 75 power-based workouts tuned for specific training goals

Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Ed.
by Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan, PhD
Paperback with 2-color illustrations throughout, MSRP: $24.95

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 is the ultimate guide to training with power. Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan are, without a doubt, the most knowledgeable people on the planet when it comes to power meters." -- Joe Friel, world-recognized endurance sports coach and author of The Cyclist's Training Bible

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 is a must have for every triathlete serious about excelling in this sport. Using the steps outlined here have really helped me not only just understand what the data means, but to apply it on a daily basis. As a result my functional threshold has raised over 30 watts!" -- Terra Castro, professional triathlete

About Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan, Ph.D.
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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