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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.
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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.
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