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Packed with plans for short, long, ultraendurance, and multiday events, Endurance Sports Nutrition, Third Edition, focuses on the nutrition needs of endurance athletes, including runners, cyclists, open-water swimmers, and triathletes. Included are strategies that top endurance athletes have used to reach the pinnacle of success in their sports.
Endurance Sports Nutrition will guide you in selecting the optimal foods, drinks, and supplements so you can 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 presents a fueling program that addresses the unique concerns of endurance athletes:
Road and trail running, from 5K to 100+ miles
Cycling and mountain biking, from time trials to multiday rides
Duathlon and triathlon, from sprint to Ironman
Winter sports, from Nordic ski races to mountain ascents
Water sports, including rowing and open-water swimming
Environmental conditions, including extreme temperatures and high altitude
The third edition includes meal planning recommendations for vegetarian athletes and those with food allergies and intolerances as well as profiles, advice from elite endurance athletes, and strategies for avoiding the most common pitfalls of training. Endurance Sports Nutrition will fuel your best performance.
Part I Nutrition Strategies for Endurance Athletes
Chapter 1 Eating Smart, Training Smart, Racing Smart
Chapter 2 Meeting Energy Demands
Chapter 3 Weighty Matters: Losing, Gaining, and Maintaining
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 Meal Planning for Endurance Athletes
Part II Nutrition Plans for Specific Events and Conditions
Chapter 9 Shorter-Range Endurance Events
Chapter 10 Long-Distance Endurance Events
Chapter 11 Ultraendurance Events
Chapter 12 Multiday and Multileg Endurance Events
Chapter 13 Rowing and Open Water Swimming
Chapter 14 Extreme Heat
Chapter 15 Extreme Cold
Chapter 16 High Altitude
Appendix A: Measurement Conversion Charts
Appendix B: Facts About Vitamins and Minerals
Appendix C: Eating on the Run
About the Author
Suzanne Girard Eberle, MS, RDN, CSSD, is a board-certified sports dietitian and Intuitive Eating coach who counsels active people of all shapes, sizes, and athletic abilities on mastering high-performance eating habits. She’s a lifelong carrot cake connoisseur, too. Girard Eberle’s first career was as an elite professional runner. She’s a USA Track and Field 5,000-meter champion with a mile PR of 4:28, and she represented the United States on three national teams. Today, she includes competitive road cycling and hiking among her favorite sports. Girard Eberle has reached the summits of Mount Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, and Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. In her next life, she plans to be a sport psychologist and further her passion of assisting disordered eaters and compulsive exercisers in reestablishing a positive relationship with food and their bodies.
Girard Eberle is currently serving as the first-ever nutrition columnist for Coach and Athletic Director magazine. She also has been a contributing editor for Running Times, and her articles and nutrition advice have appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, Runner’s World, Environmental Nutrition, Men’s Fitness, Self, Shape, Women’s Running, and Marathon & Beyond. As an adjunct professor at Portland State University, she taught sports nutrition through the School of Chemistry. Her client list includes Columbia Sportswear, Intel, Multnomah Athletic Club, Nike, Portland Timbers Soccer Academy, and Oregon Beef Council.
Girard Eberle is the founder of Eat, Drink, Win! She holds a master’s degree with distinction in nutrition from Boston University. She is a longtime member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Academy for Eating Disorders, and SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition). Girard Eberle is an invited member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Dietitian Network as well as a former SCAN representative to the Female Athlete Triad Coalition.
Girard Eberle lives and plays in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, John, and her whippet, Asa Babu.