Swim, Bike, Run, Eat The Complete Guide to Fueling Your Triathlon

by Tom Holland, Amy Goodson

Swim, Bike, Run, Eat The Complete Guide to Fueling Your Triathlon Synopsis

It's race day and you have your quick-closure running shoes, sleek suits, bikes, goggles, and watches, but if you haven't been training with the proper nutrition, you'll be left in the dust in the third mile. Enter Swim, Bike, Run--Eat to guide you through day one of training to the finish line and help your body perform at the peak of fitness. In this book, an ideal companion to author Tom Holland's The 12-Week Triathlete, he will join sports dietitian Amy Goodson covering race-day essentials, food choices to complement your training regimen, as well as recovery nutrition. Learn how to determine what to eat; what to drink; how many calories to consume each day; whether or not to carry snacks while training; the difference between taking in calories from solid foods, semi-solids, and liquids; and whether or not to take electrolyte or salt tablets. Casual and core triathletes alike require a nutrition guide that is easy to understand with expert advice that is easy to implement. Look no further and get ready to take your triathlon to a new, healthier level.

Swim, Bike, Run, Eat The Complete Guide to Fueling Your Triathlon Press Reviews

*Starred Review This book speaks to the importance of proper body fueling during a triathlon and covers four key components: an understanding of basic nutrition, fueling during training and during an actual race, and well-planned recipes. Holland and Goodson (an exercise physiologist and sports dietitian, respectively) frame nutrition as the fourth discipline of the triathlon and delve into a discussion of the types of nutrients one can use ? ? proteins, carbohydrates, and fats ? ? and how often. Helpful tips are sprinkled throughout this nutritional section and interspersed in the rest of the volume. Sidebars debunk common myths and provide tidbits about common race fuels, such as the ever-popular Gatorade. The training and racing chapters feature the authors' previous mishaps and offer concrete plans for triathletes to follow with respect to carrying fuel during a race, what to eat on race morning, fueling for various distances, and much more. VERDICT A great review of nutrition and fueling for both novice and experienced triathletes. The authors make a complicated subject accessible for anyone interested in training for a triathlon. Photos, colorful sidebars, and a handy index contribute to this being a must-have for triathletes of all ages and skill sets. ? ? - Library Journal One of the top ten trainers in the United States. - Women's Health on Tom Holland As a race director, I have seen countless numbers of athletes on the race course walking or in nutritional distress as a result of not putting as much emphasis on their nutritional strategy as they had on their swim, bike, and run training. This book is a great tool and reminder that there is a fourth discipline to triathlon - nutrition. - Eric Opdyke, Rev3 National Race Director

Book Information

ISBN: 9781592336067
Publication date: 1st August 2014
Author: Tom Holland, Amy Goodson
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Multidiscipline sports,

About Tom Holland, Amy Goodson

TOM HOLLAND, author of The 12-Week Triathlete and Marathon Method (both Fair Winds Press) and Beat the Gym (HarperCollins), is an exercise physiologist who has coached thousands of people to reach their fitness goals; from losing weight to climbing mountains, running marathons and completing Ironman triathlons. He received his BA in Communications from Boston College and his Master's Degree in Exercise Science and Sports Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. AMY GOODSON, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. She is the sports dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Therapy Institute and TCU Athletics. She has been ...

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