Racing Weight How to Get Lean for Peak PerformanceFor endurance athletes, the power-to-weight ratio is critical. After all, an extra 10 pounds demands more than 6% more energy at a given pace. Racing Weight explores weight management as a means to better performance. Losing those last few pounds can seem impossible, but Racing Weight will help you hit your fastest numbers. Endurance sports coach and certified sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald offers a safe and healthy 5-step plan to help you get leaner and lighter for competition. By improving the quality of your diet, managing your appetite, and timing important nutrients, you can perform betteróand look and feel great. Fitzgerald grounds his approach with practical examples of good nutrition, featuring personal food journals from elite athletes competing in six different sports and a selection of 21 recipes from professional triathlete and dietician Pip Taylor. Racing Weight is an essential guide to help endurance athletes make the subtle but important changes they need to start their next race at their optimal weight. Paperback. B&w photographs and tables throughout. 6" x 9", 224 pp., $18.95, 978-1-934030-51-6 About Matt Fitzgerald Matt Fitzgerald is the author of numerous published and forthcoming books on running, triathlon, sports psychology, injury prevention, nutrition and weight loss. A prolific health and fitness journalist, he is Senior Editor of Triathlete magazine and has contributed regularly to such national publications as Bicycling, Experience Life, Women's Running, Maxim, Menís Fitness, Menís Health, Outside, Runnerís World, Stuff, and for websites such as active.com and runnersworld.com. Fitzgerald is a featured coach with Training Peaks and a former coach with Carmichael Training Systems. He is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN) licensed by the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Fitzgerald is a top age-group runner and triathlete. In 2002, he was named a USA Triathlon All-American, and he is now training to qualify for the Ironman World Championship.