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Local author guides the way for aspiring athletes



Did your New Year’s resolutions include getting fitter, losing weight or competing in a race? Already wondering how you’re going to do it? In his book, “Training the Average Person to be an Extraordinary Athlete,” local author Mike Gabor shows you how.

Gabor, a resident of Stateline, boasts an accomplished career as an athlete. He has competed and achieved numerous podium finishes in adventure racing, outrigger paddling and stand-up paddle boarding. As the coach of the Tahoe Outrigger paddling club, Gabor also brings a wealth of experience helping others meet their goals for fitness and competition.

“In ‘Training the Average Person to be an Extraordinary Athlete,’ I draw on my experience as an athlete and a coach to provide a step-by-step guide to better athletic performance, whether you’re a novice or looking to improve in your sport,” said Gabor. “By sharing what I’ve learned from my successes, and failures, I hope to help others progress more quickly and easily.”

The book offers sample training plans, methods to test improvement and advice on coaching, nutrition and motivation. Whether you’re hoping to run your first 5K or have competed before and seeking a way to get better results, Gabor’s entertaining, extremely readable guide has something to offer.

“I’ve competed with Mike Gabor in outrigger canoe racing for years, and I respect him as a high performing athlete–I know I’d rather be on his team than compete against him,” said Jay Wild, a Truckee-based professional stand-up paddle board racer who competes internationally. “I carry ‘Training the Average Person to be an Extraordinary Athlete’ in my store, Waterman’s Landing, because it provides information I wish I’d known when I was starting out as an athlete.

The book is available as an e-book on Kindle, Amazon and iTunes, and print copies are available from Amazon. The book is also available locally at Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian Bay and at South Tahoe Standup Paddle in South Lake Tahoe.


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