Friday, April 22, 2011
Apparently, anyone can write a wellness or fitness book. I searched Amazon the other day, looking for books on cycling training when you're older. I figured the way I trained in my 20s would not be applicable now. And, after nearly a year of rehab, I don't want to end up there again.
So, I ordered 2 books for my Kindle for an upcoming trip and one in print, since it was cycling over 50. The book went back to Amazon.
Per this self-proclaimed expert, to train, you should stop strength work and cross-training and ONLY bike outside. Indoors doesn't cut it. Then, he explains how to carb load. Even when I did Centuries, I never carb loaded. My body couldn't handle it.
I scanned a few more pages and he wants 500 miles outside a week.
I'm not training for a race. Those days are long gone. I just want to be able to ride outside after work and do some long rides on the weekend. Nothing major. And, I want to do it without getting hurt.
If I followed this guy's program, I'd be in the neurosurgeon's office quickly and end up on the operating table.
So, the book is gone and I'm scratching my head on this guy getting a publisher. As a writer, I know how hard that is.
Oh well. Live and learn. I hope the other books are more interesting.