We do everything within our power to ensure that race day will be perfect. We lay out our race kit the night before, including all the bars, chews, GUs, electrolyte mixes for fuel. We make sure to eat a decent dinner and breakfast that won’t rile up our stomachs at mile 5. We get a good night’s sleep and set four different alarms so we’re up at least 3 hours before the race starts. But sometimes, despite all the prep work, the race gods are against us, it’s just not our day and well…sh*t happens (sometimes literally). Whether we can control it or not, here are 10 race day mishaps to avoid (or commiserate in).