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Endurance Sports Nutrition, 2nd Edition Paperback – February 19, 2007

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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."

Michael Barry
Two-Time Olympic Cyclist

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"Suzanne Girard Eberle’s book Endurance Sports Nutrition is the most comprehensive book I’ve read on the topic of nutrition for endurance athletes. It is filled with scientific research as well as practical, everyday tips. Everyone from the weekend warrior to the elite endurance athlete could benefit from reading this book. I only wish it had been written before I started running ultramarathons. Unfortunately, I had to learn many of the lessons in this book through trial and error."

Ann Trason World record holder in the 40, 50, and 100 mile; 100 km; and 12-hour runs Ten-time women’s winner of Western States 100 mile Endurance Run

"Suzanne’s Endurance Sports Nutrition book is not only interesting to read but will be used as your reference guide as well. She offers helpful suggestions that make it easy to eat right and perform at your best."

Sara Ballantyne 1998 winner of the Eco-Challenge Adventure Race (TeamVail) 1990 and 1991 World Cup Cross Country Mountain Bike champion

"Finally, a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand guide, written by an athlete for athletes. Endurance Sports Nutrition takes the mystery and guesswork out of fueling the ultimate machine—the human body."

Keith Brantly Seven-time USATF national roadracing champion

"Many athletes believe that success in endurance sports is only about training and mental toughness; however, an athlete’s diet is paramount to success and overall health. Suzanne Girard Eberle has created an exhaustive reference for athletes wanting to maximize their performance through sound nutrition. She presents the science behind sports nutrition in a way that is easy to understand and she provides many practical suggestions for food choices. The personal experiences that professional athletes share throughout the book add an important human component to sports nutrition. These athletes are very candid about sharing what did and didn’t work in their events relating to food and sports nutrition products. This book is the sports nutrition bible for endurance athletes."

Laurie Brandt Hauptmann Three-time Colorado State mountain bike champion Four-time winner of the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 2 edition (February 19, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736064710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736064712
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,493,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I thought this book would be too technical for me, the non-elite endurance runner, but I was wrong. Not to say there isn't information that would help the elite athlete - there is - but I was bowled over by the easy-to-read, no-nonsense, useful suggestions on how to go the distance. (In fact, I learned as much from the "other" endurance sports as I did from the running sections. Want to run a marathon? Check out the information from the RAM cycling section...the info there applies perfectly! ) Also, GREAT athlete interviews and case studies. This is a must-read for the budding or elite athlete or any coach or advisor. You'll find yourself going back to it over and over again.
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this author knows her stuff. this is a good, very up-to-date handbook for the serious endurance athlete (and for the serious weekend warrior!). as a former pro triathlete, and still a hack marathoner, i had not read a sports nutrition book in several years. for me, this book was a great refresher, and also a reminder of the importance of proper diet in a high performance lifestyle. highly recommended for people who are active and either already performing at a high level, or training to improve their performance. runners, skiers, hikers, cyclists, triathletes, etc. will find relevant, sport-specific info, too.
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Sports nutrition encompasses scientific research, food and fluid recommendations, and practical applications for training and competition. Designed for endurance athletes-this book has it all! Combining the latest scientific findings, sport nutrition guidance, and practical fueling strategies of elite endurance athletes makes this book excel. Learning how highly competitive athletes apply sport nutrition recommendations is especially valuable. This book is well organized, engaging to read, and targeted for high level athletic performance. I teach sports nutrition online at Montana State University and definitely recommend this book to my students.
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I am in my mid-40s and have toyed with the idea of doing a triathlon for quite some time. Somehow, when I would begin to really get the training ramped up, I would run in to a problem. I believe that I was probably bringing on the problems with less than ideal nutrition. So, though I harbor no aspirations of being a serious athlete, I have found that nutrition is an important--and often overlooked--aspect for even recreational athletes like me. Using the information in this book is allowing me to push my training farther than I ever have before and will get me across the finish line for my first triathlon sometime this summer.
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I practice & teach yoga. Sometimes I take nice long hikes. I'm also a dietitian. But until I read Suzanne Eberle's 2nd edition of Endurance Sports Nutrition, I never fully appreciated just how different life is, nutritionally, for endurance athletes. And who could better tell us about it and how to eat to maximize training, racing, recovery and good health than an elite runner and sports dietitian?

If you are a long distance runner, biker, triathelete or participate in another seemingly impossible endurance challenge, please do your loved ones a favor and pick up this book. It is highly detailed and filled with personal stories from elite athletes on how they balance the body-punishing aspects of their sports with conscious nutrition to refuel, rebuild and sustain.

Any athlete will find something here that will bolster their success.

- Annie Kay MS RD RYT, Author, Every Bite Is Divine
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I'm an aging triathlete, who still enjoys competing but now has to balance my obsession with family, kids, job etc. As I can no longer log huge training hours, I've had to look for other (smarter?) ways to maintain/improve my performance. Awhile back I borrowed a copy of this book from a friend, and found it massively valuable. It has truly changed the way I train and compete, and has had a huge impact on my performance. When the new edition came out I returned my borrowed (and now excessively dog-eared) copy and bought the latest version. It's actually much improved from the original version. Most of the content is still the same (and just as valuable), but the organization is much improved and I've found it's easier to get sport-specific info without wading through the extra stuff. I'd strongly recommend this book to any athlete (serious or casual) who wants to better enjoy their sport and/or improve their performance.
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This is a serious sports nutrition book for serious athletes. It is packed with information for the endurance athlete or those coaching endurance/elite athletes. In addition to providing a complete nutritional overview for the elite athlete, Endurance Sports touches on other related subjects such as hydration, the effectiveness of supplements, food intolerances, eating disorders and even optimal eating for the vegetarian athlete. As a nutrition writer, this book is an integral part of my reference library.
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I've been running since I was in high school and continued during and after graduationg college. It wasn't until recently that I decided to run my first half marathon. I have read lots of material on training and nutrition, but none have been as complete and informative. The first eight chapters are devoted to all endurance athletes. The last few chapters are each devoted to a particular endurance sport. This book has taught me how to fully prepare and train to successfully reach my goal. I would suggest this book for anyone interested in endurance sports.
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