book has become my bible
terminology difficult for new-bees
VeloPress; Second Edition (March 27, 2007)
I purchased and read several books on nutrition and hydration. Ryan's book has easily become my bible. It’s specific enough to allow you to plan your nutrition needs around any number of endurance events.
This book provides sound nutritional guidelines to boost athletic performance in triathlon, cycling, swimming, distance running, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, cyclo-cross, and adventure racing. This book goes into detail about what your body does during training and what sources of energy it is using and may go over the heads of some readers.
Individual chapters then offer detailed nutritional advice for athletes training and competing in specific sports. There are also small articles thrown in the book like VO2 max and female athletes pregnancy nutrition.
Also valuable is the chapter about the glycemic levels of foods and the charts with which foods deliver which nutrients. The book is about nutrition for different sports. I really learned a lot reading this and plan to use it as a guide so I can eat a more healthy diet for my energy needs.