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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.