• How to determine optimal race weight
  • Athlete B: more than 12 pounds to lose to reach optimal race weight at any time during the year.
  • Most athletes coming out of the base phase will be about five to eight pounds from race weight.
  • Getting down to your ideal racing weight may mean watching what you drink.

Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance (The Racing Weight Series)

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In almost every case, a runner's optimal racing weight is the lowest weight he or she can attain without overtraining or consuming too little energy to support optimal running performance and recovery. Individual racing weights are influenced by a variety of factors, including height and frame type.

What's true of all runners at their individual racing weights is that they have low body fat levels. In any single runner, it is primarily the amount of fat on the body that determines how close he or she is to racing weight.

In almost every case, a runner's optimal racing weight is the lowest weight he or she can attain without overtraining or consuming too little energy to support optimal running performance and recovery. Individual racing weights are influenced by a variety of factors, including height and frame type.

What's true of all runners at their individual racing weights is that they have low body fat levels. In any single runner, it is primarily the amount of fat on the body that determines how close he or she is to racing weight.

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How to determine optimal race weight

Racing Weight Cookbook is third in a series of guides by Matt Fitzgerald to help the endurance athlete lose your winter flab and get to be the lean, mean, cycling machine you imagine yourself to be. The cookbook includes 100 delicious-looking recipes, many of which can be prepared in under 15 minutes so you can hit the road.