Volumes have been written. Entire sections in the book stores and libraries are filled with thoughts on nutrition.
As endurance athletes, we need to focus on a few different things.
Everyday fueling. Properly nourishing our bodies, to replenish after depleting ourselves from a workout, and then turning right around and nourishing our bodies to prepare for the next bout of exercise.
PRE-TRAINING / RACING NUTRITION
To be able to handle the stress we put our bodies under we need to learn and know how bets to prepare our systems nutritionally leading up to the event taking place
TRAINING / RACE EVENT FUELING
How best to establish proper nutritional protocols to race/ train at the most optimum fluid, electrolyte, and carb/ protein levels
IMMEDIATE POST WORKOUT / RACE REFUELING
It sounds fairly easy and straightforward, but so many get left behind, in training and races, due to improper sports nutrition.