Just did my first ever race last Sunday. Cat 5 Crit. Came in 10th! I'm registered for another crit this Sunday.
I read on a beginner racers manual that I should refrain from drinking in the days following up to the race as that affects performance.... Really? I mean I understand not drinking the night immediately prior to the event and also not going too crazy and drinking way too much tonight for example. But having a few or several beers and/or cocktails tonight will really hurt my Cat 5ishness?