Endurance Sports Nutrition

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More than any other group of competitors, endurance athletes depend on a continuous supply of fluids and fuel to maximize performance. To successfully compete in marathons, triathlons, adventure races and other endurance sports, they need a nutrition plan that works over the long haul. Written specifically for these hard-core competitors, this book tells readers what works - and what doesn't - in actual training and races. The author details how to handle extreme environments and reach or maintain a healthy body weight. She also provides specific advice for women and vegetarian athletes. This book shares the experiences of world-class endurance athletes, including two 2000 Olympic Games hopefuls: Karen Smyers, former Hawaii Ironman Champion and ITU World Triathlon Champion, and Keith Brantly, 1996 Olympic marathoner. Included are actual nutrition plans these and other athletes have used, complete with tips on how athletes can apply thes strategies and how to avoid common endurance training and racing mistakes.

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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

About the Author:

Suzanne Girard Eberle, MS, RD, is a registered dietician who practices what she teaches. As a multi-sport athlete, Girard Eberle has 25 years of competitive endeavors under her belt. She is a former All-America runner for Georgetown University and a national 5K track champion who has competed around the world in running competitions. Today, she runs over 50 miles per week and enjoys hiking, climbing, cycling, cross-country skiing, and participating in adventure races. She has climbed Mount Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, and Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

As a sports nutrition expert, Girard Eberle regularly counsels athletes of all levels, beginners to world-class, on how to improve their performance by paying more attention to their nutrition habits. A contributing editor for Running Times, her nutrition articles have also appeared in Women's Sports & Fitness, SELF, Footnotes, and Marathon & Beyond. She created and teaches a sports nutrition class at Portland State University, as well as the Smart CHOICES weight management program for a local hospital.

Girard Eberle holds a master's degree in clinical nutrition from Boston University. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Dietetic Association, and its Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists Practice Group. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband John and retired racing greyhound Flip.

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