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 from day one of training to the finish line and help your body perform at it's peak of fitness. In this book, author Tom Holland joins up with sports dietitian Amy Goodson to cover 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.This books is the ideal companion to Holland's The 12-Week Triathlete. 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.
*Starred Review "This book speaks to the importance of proper body fueling during a triathlon and covers four key components: an understanding of basic nutrition, fueling during training and during an actual race, and well-planned recipes. Holland and Goodson (an exercise physiologist and sports dietitian, respectively) frame nutrition as the fourth discipline of the triathlon and delve into a discussion of the types of nutrients one can use—proteins, carbohydrates, and fats—and how often. Helpful tips are sprinkled throughout this nutritional section and interspersed in the rest of the volume. Sidebars debunk common myths and provide tidbits about common race fuels, such as the ever-popular Gatorade. The training and racing chapters feature the authors' previous mishaps and offer concrete plans for triathletes to follow with respect to carrying fuel during a race, what to eat on race morning, fueling for various distances, and much more. VERDICT A great review of nutrition and fueling for both novice and experienced triathletes. The authors make a complicated subject accessible for anyone interested in training for a triathlon. Photos, colorful sidebars, and a handy index contribute to this being a must-have for triathletes of all ages and skill sets." — Library Journal
"One of the top ten trainers in the United States." - Women's Health on Tom Holland
"As a race director, I have seen countless numbers of athletes on the race course walking or in nutritional distress as a result of not putting as much emphasis on their nutritional strategy as they had on their swim, bike, and run training. This book is a great tool and reminder that there is a fourth discipline to triathlon - nutrition." - Eric Opdyke, Rev3 National Race Director