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