Notes and Resources

Notes and Resources

Notes and resources on a variety of training related topics.

Below are my notes and resources on a variety of topics and books relevant to the endurance athlete. Many of these notes came about due the frequency of questions I receive on the topic of interest. Please send feedback to [email protected]


Book Notes: (relevant to the endurance athlete)

- Bike Fit, by Phil Burt

- Biomechanics of Cycling, by Rodrigo Bini

- Chop Wood, Carry Water, by Joshua Medcalf

- Complete Medical Guide for Cyclist, by Andy Pruitt

- Eating for Endurance, by Phil Maffetone

- Faster, by Jim Gourley

- Major Taylor: The World's Fastest Man, by Michael Kranish

- Range, by David Epstein

- Running the Lydiard Way, by Arthur Lydiard

- The Inner Game of Tennis, by Timothy Gallwey

- The Little Book of Talent, by Daniel Coyle

- The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday

- Training for Endurance, by Phil Maffetone

- Turning Pro, by Steven Pressfield


General Training/Racing:

- Injury prevention and recovery

- Foam rolling

- Running form

- Sleep quality and performance

- Strength training for endurance performance

- Stretching

- Training at altitude


Training Theory Related:

- Polarized training model.


Gear / Equipment Related: 

- Chain lubes, friction, and chain waxing.

- Tire and tire pressure

- Wetsuit tips.


Heart Rate Related:

- Heart rate training.

- Heart rate variability.


Performance Testing Related:

- Lactate threshold testing.

- VO2 max and MAP (maximum aerobic power) testing.


Bike Fit Related: 

- Biomechanics of Cycling (book notes), by Rodrigo Bini

- Pedal stroke mechanics

- Establishing saddle height


Nutrition Related:

- Simple but effective nutrition advice.

- Alcohol consumption and performance.

- Caffeine and supplements.

- Hydration and sweat loss in training and racing.

- Race week/day hydration.

- Race week/day nutrition.

- Low carb, high fat diet: the 'con' arguments

- Low carb, high fat diet: the 'pro' arguments.





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