You are responsible for experimenting in training to discover and build a repertoire of acceptable foods and drinks, and any other supplements, that you will use to meet your fluid, energy, and electrolyte needs during long-distance events and races.
Make smart nutrition choices to stay energized for multiday events
The biggest danger with multiday rides, runs, treks and tours, cycling classics, sports camps, and climbing expeditions is incomplete recovery—you slowly become glycogen depleted as each day passes and thus become increasingly fatigued.
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Find your endurance advantage in the foods you eat. Endurance Sports Nutrition will help you select the best foods, fluids, and supplements to train longer, recover more quickly, avoid injuries, and achieve your performance goals in any endurance endeavor.
Sports dietitian and former elite runner Suzanne Girard Eberle provides a proven fueling program that addresses the unique needs of endurance athletes:
Road and trail running: 5K to 100+ miles
Cycling and mountain biking: time trials to multiday rides
Duathlon and triathlon: sprint to Ironman
Winter sports: Nordic ski races to mountain ascents
Water sports: rowing and long-distance swimming
Environmental conditions: extreme temperatures and high altitude
Complete with customizable menu plans, profiles and advice from elite endurance athletes, and strategies for avoiding the most common pitfalls of endurance athletes, Endurance Sports Nutrition will fuel your best performance.
Part I: Endurance-Specific Nutrition Strategies
Chapter 1. Strengthening Your Nutrition Base
Chapter 2. Meeting Energy Needs of Distance Demands
Chapter 3. Boosting Your Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Chapter 4. Timing Fuel and Fluids for Optimal Results
Chapter 5. Using Supplements Effectively
Chapter 6. Solving Peak Performance Challenges
Chapter 7. Endurance Eating for Vegetarians
Chapter 8. Planning Meals for Endurance Athletes
Suzanne Girard Eberle, MS, RD, is a sports dietitian who practices what she teaches. As a multisport athlete, Girard Eberle has 30 years of competitive endeavors under her belt. As a USA Track & Field 5,000-meter champion and member of three national teams, she has raced in countries around the world. Today, she runs 50 miles per week, is an avid cyclist, and enjoys hiking and climbing (rock and alpine). She has reached the summits of Mount Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, and Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
She has served as contributing editor for Running Times and her nutrition advice has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Runner's World, Men's Fitness, SELF, SHAPE, and Marathon & Beyond. The founder of Eat, Drink, Win!, Girard Eberle holds a master's degree in clinical nutrition from Boston University. She is a longtime member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), and SCAN: Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists. She lives and plays outside in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, John, and whippet, Asa Babu.
“Endurance Sports Nutrition is like having your own personal sports dietitian throughout every step of your training.”
Jean Knaack, Executive Director of Road Runners Club of America
“This new edition provides the essential information on sports nutrition for endurance athletes. Digest it with the proper fuel and you'll have a winning combination!"
Scott Jurek Seven-time consecutive champion and course record holder of the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run
“Endurance Sports Nutrition provides advice and nutrition plans that will maximize performance and promote lifelong health."