Normally, before any race - even short ones - I take care to eat some pasta, drink plenty of water, and get to bed early. Before the last 5k, I ate cheesy bean nachos liberally sprinkled with jalapenos and pico de gallo and downed some margaritas with an old grad school bud. That sure didn't help my speed the next morning.
So, tomorrow is the Race for the Cure. It has never been a high-speed event for me anyway, due to the crowds, but I'm going to further sabotage myself by hitting the Feast with the Beasts at the zoo tonight - mmm, beer, wine, and 'free' foods. Should be an interesting run in the morning!