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One-Hour Workouts: 50 Swim, Bike, and Run Workouts for Busy Athletes

Given the choice, most endurance athletes would reserve a few hours every day for training. But the growing ranks of triathletes, runners, and cyclists are proof that most endurance athletes are working professionals, many of them juggling workouts along with family and their jobs. One-Hour Workouts is the perfect solution for athletes who are pressed for time.

One-Hour Workouts: 50 Swim, Bike, and Run Workouts for Busy AthletesEven endurance athletes can get a quality training session in one hour if the workout is focused. In One-Hour Workouts, three prominent coaches have teamed up to prove just that. Former professional triathlete Scott Molina (The Terminator), Mark Newton, and Michael Jacques give athletes smart workouts that will complement their existing training and keep season goals on track even in the busiest of weeks.

Each of the 50 swim, bike, and run workouts is designed to fit into a lunch hour, including warm-up and cool-down. Athletes can choose a base, tempo, or speed workout for according to their training goals for the day.

One of the cardinal rules for the committed athlete is “never miss a workout,” and with this book, athletes will greatly improve their chances of making that happen. In fact, when they begin to see positive results, they will undoubtedly reach for the more efficient workout more often.

Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.

 

Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes makes high-performance nutrition simple for running, cycling, triathlon, and swimming. Weighing in at 432 pages, this newly updated third edition is the most comprehensive resource on nutrition from the most experienced and highly qualified nutritionist in endurance sports.

Ryan offers clear answers to the most fundamental questions in endurance sports nutrition—what should I eat, how much, and when—based on the latest research and experience from her 30-year career advising elite and age-group athletes and pro sports teams. She offers fine-tuning strategies for training and racing, optimal recovery, weight loss, and boosting strength-to-weight ratio. Citing rigorous and reputable studies, Ryan busts myths about ergogenic aids and supplements and offers a dose of reality to practices like fat loading and glycogen-depleted workouts.

Since endurance sports are too different for a “one size fits all” food plan, Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes reveals how runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers should fuel differently to gain real performance advantages in their sports. Even within each sport, optimal nutrition varies with the type and duration of events, so Ryan explains nutrition for short- and long-course triathlon; road, criterium, and mountain bike racing; 10K, half-marathon, and marathon; and sprint and distance swimming.

Sports Nutrition for Endurance AthletesThis complete guide addresses a wide variety of special nutrition considerations for younger and older athletes, diabetics, vegetarians, pregnant women, and those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes also offers six appendixes of reference material including glycemic index, a vitamin and mineral glossary, an up-to-date comparison of sports nutrition products, and sample menus.

Smart nutrition can make the difference between a personal record and a lackluster season. Committed athletes and newcomers to endurance sports will both find Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes to be a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to better performance in running, cycling, triathlon, and swimming.

The Power Meter Handbook: A User’s Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes

In The Power Meter Handbook, Joe Friel offers cyclists and triathletes a simple user’s guide to using a power meter for big performance gains.

The Power Meter Handbook: A User's Guide for Cyclists and TriathletesIn simple language, the most trusted coach in endurance sports makes understanding a power meter easy, no advanced degrees or tech savvy required.

Cyclists and triathletes will master the basics to reveal how powerful they are. Focusing on their most important data, they’ll discover hidden power, refine their pacing, and find out how many matches they can burn on any given day.

Once they understand the fundamentals, Friel will show how to apply his proven training approach to gain big performance in road races, time trials, triathlons, and century rides.

With The Power Meter Handbook, riders will: Precisely match their training to their race season Push their limits step by step Track fitness changes—reliably and accurately Peak predictably for key events Vastly improve training efficiency

Power meters aren’t just for the pros or racers anymore. Now The Power Meter Handbook makes it easy for any cyclist or triathlete to find new speed with cycling’s most advanced gear.

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