It's race day and you have your quick-closure running shoes, sleek suits, bikes, goggles, and watches, but if you haven't been training with the proper nutrition, you'll be left in the dust in the third mile. Enter Swim, Bike, Run--Eat to guide you through day one of training to the finish line and help your body perform at the peak of fitness. In this book, an ideal companion to author Tom Holland's The 12-Week Triathlete, he will join sports dietitian Amy Goodson covering race-day essentials, food choices to complement your training regimen, as well as recovery nutrition. Learn how to determine what to eat; what to drink; how many calories to consume each day; whether or not to carry snacks while training; the difference between taking in calories from solid foods, semi-solids, and liquids; and whether or not to take electrolyte or salt tablets. Casual and core triathletes alike require a nutrition guide that is easy to understand with expert advice that is easy to implement. Look no further and get ready to take your triathlon to a new, healthier level.
TOM HOLLAND, author of The 12-Week Triathlete and Marathon Method (both Fair Winds Press) and Beat the Gym (HarperCollins), is an exercise physiologist who has coached thousands of people to reach their fitness goals; from losing weight to climbing mountains, running marathons and completing Ironman triathlons. He received his BA in Communications from Boston College and his Master's Degree in Exercise Science and Sports Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. AMY GOODSON, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. She is the sports dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Therapy Institute and TCU Athletics. She has been sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and FC Dallas, and has worked with star athletes from multiple sports.