For some reason there were butterflies in my stomach for this one, perhaps because I was day dreaming of actually doing well. Who else does that? I mean really, what on earth was I doing, it is not like I stand a chance to even make the top 10, but I want to. The OMTO 22km Trail Race was not even on my periodisation plan and not even on my training plan for the week – I believe I was scheduled for 2 easy short runs over the long weekend, ha ha ha.
Standing at the back of my group (Group 10), I was convincing myself that I would take it easy, a B race kind of easy. Yeah try remind me of that later on. I was thinking that the new route was easier and that I could break 3 hours without trying to kill myself.
So off we went, me tacking on the back, but something stupid happened. While I was hiking up my CompresSport Trail Shorts the guys went left instead of right, what?!! I must have missed the marker and I was thinking that the probably did some dog leg that EnergyEvents is always known for, but alas no – after a 6 minute detour the leaders realised what had happened when they were faced with a sudden route to the finish line. When that happened I was suddenly in the front thinking that I will not make my 3 hours, plus I hate people passing me, and all of a sudden I was in an A race, doh.