My pre-race checklist

One week before

  • Check energy gels.  Purchase if necessary

Day before

  • Pack towel and extra shirt in bag
  • Prepare singlet, bib, running belt, running shoes.  Attach timing chip onto shoe.
  • Load stuff into car
  • Put sports drinks in fridge
  • Make sure that I have bananas and yogurt for breakfast the next day
  • Have a hearty dinner
  • Set alarm
  • Charge iPhone
  • Recheck run schedule and route map

Upon waking up

  • Do the necessary biological functions
  • Have light breakfast—normally bananas and yogurt
  • Hydrate

At race site

  • Warm up with light running
  • Bathroom break
  • Setup iPhone (I use Runkeeper to track my distance and time)
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