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Preface Introduction Part 1: Finding Your Racing Weight Chapter 1: Get Leaner, Go Faster Chapter 2: How Much Should You Weigh? Chapter 3: Dieting vs. Performance Weight Management Part 2: 6 Steps to Peak Performance Chapter 4: Improving Your Diet Quality Chapter 5: Managing Your Appetite Chapter 6: Balancing Your Energy Sources Chapter 7: Monitoring Yourself Chapter 8: Nutrient Timing Chapter 9: Training for Racing Weight Part 3: Fine-Tuning Your Strategy Chapter 10: The Racing Weight Journey Chapter 11: Racing Weight Foods Chapter 12: What the Pros Eat Chapter 13: Racing Weight and You Appendix: Strength Training Exercises for Endurance Athletes References Index About the Author Also Available: Racing Weight Quick Start Guide

About the Author

Matt Fitzgerald is a certified sports nutritionist and the author of numerous books on running, triathlon, nutrition, and weight loss. His most recent books are Racing Weight Cookbook, Racing Weight Quick Start Guide, RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel, Racing Weight, Brain Training for Runners, and The Runner's Diary. Matt is a regular contributor to Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Outside, Runner's World, Bicycling, Running Times, Women's Running, and other sports and fitness publications. Fitzgerald is a featured coach on TrainingPeaks, Pear Sports, and Active.com. He is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN) licensed by the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He lives and trains near San Francisco, California.


"I highly recommend reading Racing Weight even if you don't need to lose any excess poundage. You'll come away with a better understanding of your physiology and also of food." - Joe Friel, founder of TrainingBible Coaching and author of The Triathlete's Training Bible and The Cyclist's Training Bible "Racing Weight is the first book written exclusively about an issue that is very important to runners-eating and training properly to get to the start line of the peak race with the right body composition for running fast." - Letsrun.com "Reaching an ideal weight for endurance sports is important, but doing it the right way is even more important. Matt Fitzgerald provides scientific and sound advice for anyone trying to achieve their racing weight." - Scott Jurek, 7-time winner of the Western States Endurance Run and 2-time winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon "Fitzgerald is a fountain of information on current research studies and findings from the sciences of healthy nutrition and exercise performance." - Ultrarunning magazine "Sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lets us in on his no-diet secrets that can help endurance athletes get leaner, stronger, and faster." - Men's Fitness "Fitzgerald is going to go down as one of the most competent and prolific authors of books for serious runners covering just about every legitimate aspect of the all-important runner's lifestyle." - Letsrun.com "Racing Weight answers the difficult questions athletes often have about dieting, including how to handle the off-season. The book gives readers a scientifically backed system to discover your optimum race weight, as well as five steps to achieve it." - Triathlete magazine "A crash course on how endurance athletes should think about food." - LAVA magazine "Even if you are already a lean machine, you'll likely still learn something from Racing Weight. From how to determine your optimum weight, to improving your diet and training around it, to controlling your appetite and making your own fuel-it's all in this book." - BikeRadar

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