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Eating for Endurance Paperback – January 1, 2003
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Understandable, practical, realistic, and it works. I highly recommend Ellen's book as a reference in your training library.
Clearly presented and thoughtfully written from with athletes point of view, what is fad and what actually works, along with the reference material to back up those claims.
I'd recommend this book for any endurance or ultra endurance athlete.
I think that for most age-group athletes (I do triathlons) sports nutrition doesn't need to be that involved. You can get everything you need to know in the three or four hours it will take you to read this book -- explained in an easy to understand way with instructions that are easy to follow.
First, this is ELEMENTARY nutritional information that most people who have even a cursory interest in sports or healthy eating already know very well. Low carb diets aren't good, fad diets aren't good, when riding a bike 200 miles in one day, you'll need to eat...really? No new info there. If you have trained for and participated in an event before, I guarantee you, you will not learn anything new here. As another reader pointed out, this is a review of a high school nutrition class, a food pyramid review. I'm not joking when I say that you could summarize this book by visiting the UDSA website to see how many servings of grain, meat, vegetables, fruit, etc. that they recommend a person eat on daily basis. Again, no new information there at ALL. One reviewer says he's an iron man coach, well, if I knew absolutely nothing about eating for any sport, or to avoid over-doing fatty foods, perhaps this would be useful. But most active people already know that, they know every page of this book.
Secondly, probably half of this book is the author's chest thumping and retelling of her war stories. I'm real happy for her that she once beat a rival in a 200 mile bike race because her opponent didn't have the common sense to keep feeding herself during the race and bonked at the last moment. Awesome. Do I want to spend a chunk of my very limited reading time reading about her moments of battle glory? No. I wanted to learn how to fuel my body for triathlons. And, as I'm sure any full-time employed reader who also trains for triathlons can appreciate, I don't have gobs of leisure time to spare for reading about someone's glory moments. I'm sorry, I don't care about how this author out-foxes her opponents by eating carb-rich snacks while riding a double-century. I was looking to find new information presented to me in a concise manner and this book was an abject waste of my time.
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if you read this book, you will be way ahead of anyone that thinks they know about sports nutrition, very simple yet covers what you need to know.Published on December 10, 2013 by jaywo
An elaborate book about sports nutrition...all that I need to know for this focus within my dietetics major. Nuff said.Published on May 15, 2013 by Jamaal
This book goes straight to the point. It tells you a little bit of everything you need to know about Endurance Nutrition to be a safe and self-reliable athlete. Read morePublished on April 8, 2010 by Mario Maddalozzo