How close to the event should your warmup be?
Ideally, I'd love for my warmup to transition directly to a race with as little delay as possible. However, I have an appointment immediately before tomorrow's race that will allow me a max of 10-15 minutes between arriving at the park and the 5:30 start signal - barely enough time to sign in and get in position.
I will, however, have an hour or two in the early afternoon (1-3) that I could get in a ride. Woudl I be better off to get in a good ride in the morning, or to have an extra few hours of rest and energy saved up in my legs?