The essential tools that are required to complete the training
programmes are, obviously a bicycle, but you will also need
a heart rate monitor and a turbo trainer equipped with a rear
wheel computer (ideally, but not essentially, a cadence function).
You must also be able to devote between 6 and 10 hours a week
(depending on the time of year) to quality training.
Are Your Objectives?
You will not be able to follow the training plans unless
you are very clear about what you expect to achieve and how much
time you are prepared to devote to training.
the plans are designed to help you improve your personal
bests in short and middle distance time trials.
Although you should experience a considerable improvement in your
fitness the plans may not help you win road races or longer distance
events. You would need to modify the programmes to achieve these
Is Not Included.
The site does not cover nutrition, racing
equipment, position on the bike, dietary supplements, hydration
methods, or stretching routines. Each of these aspects is very
important in it's own right. There is however, much literature
on these subjects and you can read them up yourself. However flexibility
is important, be sure to do stretching routines every day.