The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition: A Cutting-Edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond

The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition: A Cutting-Edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond "the Wall"

by Matt Fitzgerald
     
 

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From sports nutritionist, running coach, and author of Racing Weight : cutting–edge nutrition information, training tips, and strategies for runnersSee more details below

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From sports nutritionist, running coach, and author of Racing Weight : cutting–edge nutrition information, training tips, and strategies for runners

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Library Journal, March 2013

“Extremely well done… A must for marathoners!”

Portland Book Review, 4/21/13

“You will gain valuable information and insight about how to fuel your body from this book.”

San Francisco / Sacramento Book Review (website), 5/9/13

“Written in a friendly and approachable manner and colored with many anecdotal stories from elite running history, this book is an easy and informative read that can help propel your runs to the next level.”

WomanAroundTown.com, 9/7/13

“Fitzgerald gives sound advice to conquer the obstacle that blocks many runners from finishing their race…If you know a marathoner, you’ll make a fast—very fast—friend by gifting this book.”

RunnersWorld.com, 12/17/2013

“[Fitzgerald’s] perspective on hotly contested topics in sports science is always well-informed, practical, and leavened with enough skepticism to avoid jumping on and off every passing bandwagon…He's entirely reasonable in differentiating between proven ‘you must do this’ tactics, and more speculative ‘experiment with this if you're interested’ tactics…A nice intro to endurance nutrition.”

Library Journal
Marathoners are all familiar with "the wall," the point in a race when the body runs out of glycogen and glucose. Sports nutritionist Fitzgerald (Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run) argues that runners can't reprogram their bodies to use these carbohydrates differently, but they can alter their prerace nutrition to optimize their bodies' use of them. Studies of Kenya's champion runners show that the traditional Kenyan diet is more than 76 percent carbohydrates, while Americans consume only 50 percent. Most runners are familiar with the idea of carboloading, but Fitzgerald redefines and quantifies the concept. Donuts won't do it! This comprehensive plan considers all aspects of training and all types of food. Devising an individual plan is made easier by tables outlining specific training goals. For example, a runner weighing 120 pounds and training 40 minutes per day requires 163 to 218 grams of carbohydrates. Sample menus and recipes are included. VERDICT Extremely well done, though it will appeal to a limited audience. A must for marathoners!—Susan B. Hagloch, formerly with Tuscarawas Cty P.L., New Philadelphia, Ohio

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738216454
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
02/12/2013
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
272,558
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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