Do you wait until the last moment.. like race day morning, to get everything you will need for race day? Scrambling around trying to remember what to take... hoping that you don't forget anything.. and 9 out of 10 times you will because you waited? Race day morning you need to have your mind on your race strategy or just relaxing. Hustling around getting gel paks, body glide and socks will get you all geared up and anxious. This is defeating to your race preparation. Instead, what you need is a race day list and a place in your house or apt that you always place this gear. Some runners I have heard actually dress out in there race gear the night before so they know just what they are taking.. and some even sleep in there race wear!! Well.. I think that is going a little far but whatever helps..
Here is a list of items that you can pick and choose from to help make your own race day list.
Shorts (can't imagine you forgetting this.. but you want them in your gathering place) :-)
Hat or Visor
Watch or GPS
Post race beverage
Body Glide or vaseline
Registration cash or check
Racing chip zip tied to shoe
RoadID or medical bracelet (HIGHLY recommended for anyone that runs!!!! ) www.roadid.com