I just finished up another book entitled Swim, Bike, Run – Eat: The Complete Guide to Fueling Your Triathlon. It’s written by Tom Holland and Amy Goodson, who is local to Dallas and is the dietician for many endurance athletes as well as the Dallas Cowboys. I enjoyed the book for a few reasons. The book is jammed with great information about fueling your body for training and racing. There were many concepts that I could apply not only for my own racing, but for the athletes that I coach. There are many of the concepts covered in this book that could be applied beyond Triathlon. I think that anyone into endurance sports can benefit from the book, whether you are a runner, road cyclist, or mountain biker. I’d even say that folks into high intensity interval training would see value in it. Especially around nutrition prior to and after the workout. It’s written in a way that is easy to consume, understand and apply.
Here is the Amazon Link and here is how the book is described on Amazon.com:
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 its 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.2