Especially if it's 5am on the morning of a race. I'll be too busy being stressed about the race and tired from being up later than I wanted. And The Curse of OCUP Masters 3 Races is that they are almost always the first or second race of the day, and an hour or two away from Toronto, so I have to be up at an ugly hour to get to the start on time.
|Stress Removal Device: the Cat5 Case|
Crucial to this process is my Cat5 Cyclist Case kit bag. Highly recommended. Perfect for race day, but I actually use mine all the time to keep my gear organized. Very reasonable price, and snappy colours too.
RACE DAY CHECKLIST (download the photo for a printable version or copy & paste this to build your own)
KIT (working from the bottom up and the inside out)Shoes
Heart rate monitor
Race dots (magnetic number holders. They're brilliant.)
|So much better than those damned pins|
Water (a couple of big bottles)
Biosteel (drink mix)
Post-race food (like, real food)
Hex wrench set
Trainer for warm-up
|Printer friendly 4-up checklist.|
POST RACE CLOTHES
Course map/technical guide
First aid kit
Gas in the car
BIKE! (don't forget the bike!)
Hope this is useful to you. It certainly helps me sleep better.