As the OUC Orlando Half Marathon approaches, runners are not just racking up miles but also focusing on their nutrition. According to a recent article by WESH 2, nutrition plays a pivotal role in a runner’s performance. Betsy Hughes from Track Shack emphasizes the importance of proper hydration and nutrition during training and on race day. She advises against mixing brands of nutritional supplements and stresses the need for a balanced intake of protein and carbohydrates. Hughes also warns against the pitfalls of “carbo-loading” the night before the race, suggesting that an early dinner with a balanced meal is more beneficial. With the race scheduled for December 2, these tips could be the difference between a personal best and a struggle to the finish line.