Synopses & Reviews
Every year, roughly 2 million people participate in marathons and half marathons in the United States, and, no matter what level they are, every one of these runners has likely hit “The Wall,” running out of muscle fuel in the final miles and slowing down precipitously. This setback and other common running disappointments are nutritional (or metabolic) in nature. In The New Rules
, renowned fitness journalist and training coach Matt Fitzgerald cuts through the myths,distilling the most up–to–date science to help runners overcome the universally experienced nutritional barriers that prevent success in the marathon and half marathon.
From basic tenets of training to nutrition guidelines, The New Rules is the first resource for runners to fully integrate nutrition with training for a complete and systematic preraceplan. Fitzgerald’s powerful and easy–to–use tools will enable runners of all levels to attain their ideal racing weight, calculate their precise daily energy needs, and formulate a custom nutrition plan.
From sports nutritionist, running coach, and author of Racing Weight
: cutting–edge nutrition information, training tips, and strategies for runners
About the Author
has authored or coauthored 17 books on topics related to running, triathlon, fitness, and nutrition, including The Runners Body
and Brain Training for Runners
. He has written for Bicycling, Mens Fitness, Mens Health, Mens Journal, Outside, Runners World, Shape
, and Womens Running
, among other major national publications and his byline appears regularly in Competitor, Inside Triathlon
, and Triathlete
and on competitor.com, triathlete.com, and active.com (where he is a featured running and triathlon expert). A certified sports nutritionist, he has served as a consultant to a number of sports nutrition companies, including Energy First, Next Proteins, and PacificHealth Labs. As a coach, he designs running and triathlon training plans that are sold through trainingpeaks.com and consults for PEAR Sportsmaker of a new training device for runnersas a training intelligence specialist. Fitzgerald continues to run competitively.