Preparing a drop bag can be very stressful...let alone preparing 4.
During last year's Cactus Rose 100, I fully stocked my drop bags. Over-stocked, I would say. I ended up bringing more than half of my stuff back. As a matter of fact, Halloween was only a few days later, and I ended up giving the trick or treaters nutritiously caffeinated fuel-filled goodies (GUs, stinger waffles, fig newtons, etc...you're welcomed, parents).
Looking through some of the FB posts lately has made me really nervous. Everybody looks so prepared, and I feel so under prepared.
I feel like my 4 (1 less than last year AND smaller) drop bags are enough for me, though. My thinking is that I've got just what I think I'll need - no more. No less.
Plus, the whole I gotta haul it back after the race thing is what I'm not looking forward to. I don't really think I'll be in the mood to carry it back to our car. I wasn't last year, and I needed my friends/pacers to help me.
I hope I don't regret it (but I think I've thought about everything)...besides, my new approach is: less is more.
BUT if you see me crawling on the trail this weekend dehydrated and near starvation, well...it didn't work.