Nutrition is one of the most important topics we will discuss this season. It is essential that you “experiment” during your runs (especially your long runs) to learn what foods, liquids, and supplements (gels, blocks, bars, etc.) work best for you before, during and after exercise. We are all unique individuals so what works best for your friend may not work best for you. Coach Jennifer Hessmer covers the basics of nutrition for endurance athletes and the importance of nutrition and hydration before and during exercise in the handout linked here. Review the handout to learn more about the importance of sports nutrition and reach out to one of your coaches ASAP if you have any additional questions by emailing email@example.com.