Book Description: The Time-Crunched Cyclist reveals the fastest way to get fit for road racing, century rides, cyclocross, Gran Fondos, mountain bike events, and multi-day cycling tours. With elite cycling coach Chris Carmichael’s innovative approach, busy cyclists will develop fitness, speed, and power in just 6 hours a week. Carmichael’s popular time-crunched training program shows cyclists how to build fitness fast by tapping the power of high-intensity interval workouts. Through 8 proven training plans, beginning and experienced cyclists will take a low-mileage route to new speed. Each plan includes effective time-crunched workouts, nutrition guidelines, and supplemental strength training.New for this updated and improved edition are training plans for cyclocross, endurance mountain bike races, and ways for bicycle commuters to turn their twice daily rides into effective workouts.The Time-Crunched Cyclist will help former racers, bicycle commuters, ‘cross fans, and mountain bikers capture their best performance—all in the time they have right now.