Recommended Reading on Nutrition, Training, Psychology and Entertainment


#1

I know there is a blog post on this at blog.trainerroad.com (https://blog.trainerroad.com/10-cycling-books-help-achieve-biggest-training-goals/) that Coach Chat put up there. But I thought that it would be good to get a community view and have a TrainerRoad Recommended reading thread that people can add to.

Keeping it high and wide with these categories (appreciate there will be sub categories within them too!) :

Training

The Power Meter Handbook: A User’s Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes

By: Joe Friel

Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Edition

By: Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan PhD

The Triathlete’s Guide to Training with Power

By: Dr. Philip Friere Skiba

The Ultimate Ride: Get Fit, Get Fast and Start Winning with the World’s Top Cycling Coach

By: Chris Carmichael with Jim Rutberg

The Core Advantage: Core Strength for Cycling’s Winning Edge

By: Tom Danielson and Allison Westfahl

Triathlon Science: The Ultimate Nexus of Knowledge and Performance

By: Joel Friel and Jim Vance

Going Long: Training for Triathlon’s Ultimate Challenge

By: Joe Friel and Gordon Byron

Scientific Training for Triathletes

By: Dr. Philip Friere Skiba

Nutrition

Nutrient Timing: The Future of Sports Nutrition

By: John Ivy, Ph.D. & Robert Portman, Ph. D.

Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance

By: Matt Fitzgerald

Psychology

How bad do you want it?

By: Matt Fitzgerald

Black Box Thinking

By: Matthew Syed

The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness

By: Prof Steve Peters

Entertainment

Breaking The Chain: Drugs and Cycling - The True Story

By: Willy Voet

Outliers: The Story of Success

By: Malcolm Gladwell

Bounce

By: Matthew Syed

The Way of the Cycling Discipline: The Rules

By: Velominati

Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling

By: BikeSnobNYC

The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France

By: Tyler Hamilton

How to Be a Pro for $10 a Day: From Fat Kid to Euro Pro

By: Phil Gaimon

Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force

By: Daniel Coyle

The Talent Code

By: Daniel Coyle

Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong

By: David Walsh

It’s Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life

By: Lance Armstrong

Inside Team Sky

By: David Walsh

Faster: The Obsession, Science and Luck Behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists

By: Dr Michael Hutchinson

Racing Through the Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar

By: David Millar


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Books that make you faster
#2

Great list! A few more.

The Endurance Diet by Fitzgerald

Draft Animals by Phil Gaimon

Domestique by Charlie Wegelius

Books I haven’t read but plan to:
Gironimo by Tom Moore
The Descent by Thomas Dekker


#3

Good list, I’ve read quite a few from there. Bounce (by Matthew Syed) and The Secret Race (by Tyler Hamilton) are a couple of my favourites.

For the runners out there, this a great book:
Running with the Kenyans (by Adharanand Finn)

With regards to psychology, this is a decent read that builds on the concepts from The Chimp Paradox:
Calm the F*ck Down (by Simon Marshall)

A decent triathlon training book you hadn’t mentioned is this one:
The Well-Built Triathlete (by Matt Dixon)


#4

Recovery
Why We Sleep
By: Matthew Walker

Training/Nutrition
Beyond Training
By: Ben Greenfield

Psychology
Endure
By: Alex Hutchinson


#5

+1 for this, real interesting read :+1:


#6

The Rider by Tim Krabbe

“Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me.”


#7

I think the 3rd edition is coming out next month. Just an FYI to anyone that might be interested.


#8

Here’s some good mountaineering ones. A mix of entertainment and psychology.

Ed Viesturs

  • No shortcuts to the top
  • K2: life and death on the worlds most dangerous mountain

Joe Simpson

  • Touching the void

Jon Krakauer

  • Eiger Dreams
  • Into thin air

#9

Entertainment:
Slaying the Badger


#10

Training for us oldies,

Fast After 50 by Joe Friel


#11

another vote for Endure by Alex Hutchison.


#12

On Nutrition By Dr Jason Fung.
(For us overweight riders)
The obesity code
The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent fasting
The diabetes code.


#13

Sucking the Marrow Out of Life: The John Maclean Story by John MacLean

An older one, but worth a read. If you don’t know John Maclean, worth looking him up also. Inspiring story…