Nutrition

4 Nutrition Reads For Triathletes

Check out these four books focusing on the nutrition side of training and racing.


Check out these four books focusing on the nutrition side of training and racing. 

In The Complete Nutrition Guide for Triathletes (Falconguides, $18.95) Dr. Jamie Cooper details what you should eat during training periods and provides pre-, during and post-race nutrition guidelines specific to each distance.

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The Gluten-Free Edge (The Experiment, $15.95), by Peter Bronski and nutritionist Melissa McLean Jory, makes a strong case for going gluten-free to improve performance. The book includes sport, gender and age-specific advice, and numerous gluten-free recipes.

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The plan outlined by Matt Fitzgerald in Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance (VeloPress, $18.95) is weight management tailored to endurance athletes without the calorie counting. The book also includes healthful recipes, plus one-day food journals from top athletes.

More Racing Weight advice.

Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes (VeloPress $24.95) advocates eating real food while riding. Allen Lim, Ph.D. and chef Biju Thomas provide recipes for 75 foods easily eaten on the go, such as rice cakes and two-bite pies.

Get sample recipes from the book here.

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