All the reading and self motivation in the world can’t compete with the advice and instructioon of your own personal coach, building your own personal training plan.
Trouble is it’s sometimes hard to tell between the local club ‘know it all’ and a true coaching professional with a proven track record. Joe Friel is one of the leading cycle fitness and coaching authors in the US and he’s now set up his own coaching websiteTrainingbible.com.
The best thing is that you can have a 30 day try out for free (a full year normally costs $99 which is pretty good anyway). Joe probably won’t be looking at you personal stats in great detail, but he’s used his experience and skill to create a powerful piece of coaching software that essentially does his work for him, depending on your fitness starting point, time available to train, and any goals you might have.
So if you’re looking for some riding inspiration right now, or want to ressurect your fitness over Easter then go and give it a try. Seeing as it’s aimed at ‘serious competitive athletes’ it probably won’t be easy though.