I have gone over the turnsheet today. It was really messed up. I am not feeling regretful or angry about it, because there is no one to blame but myself of not double checking it before my run. It played a role in me not finishing the 100 Miler but it was not a significant role.
My getting lost was not due to the turnsheet being wrong.
The one major flaw of the turnsheet was the distances on it were inaccurate. This either let me to pause too frequently to check on it.
So I finally get myself together and fix the turnsheet while my mind was still fresh.
I don’t think the race director is intentionally messing with my mind though, but I felt like that at the time while I was out running it.
Now I have perfected the sheet, I have to run it again.
Not having a reliable direction was a newbie mistake. The Old school way is to have those down cold. Since now a day most people have a pretty good cellphone, turnsheet and map are things of the past. This race was testing the old ability because my phone was not available.
I fixed all those errors I found. There was a place even missing a turn. Just a minor mistake. I remembered making that wrong turn in the middle of the night on my run and saw the warning sign posted – do not enter – on the fenced gate that blocked the entry, I knew I was at the wrong place.
I was able to study the map in depth now and located some of the restaurants and food stores. Babylon, one of the places that peaked my interest is not a stripped club, but they do open from 5 pm to 5 am. I was telling myself I was going to stop by and getting some food regardless if it is rated R. It is a Hookah bar (smoke bar), or are they playing with words?
I found the locations of some of the Whole Foods stores and Kroggers. I think there is one Trader’s Joe too. All good stuffs. I was whinning that there is no good store in Atlanta. Now I found them. They were at a part of race I didn’t get to last time. It seems similar to Northern Virginia. I am going to get a hotel in that place. I found a couple asian restaurants, and a thai as well. I have a high hope of getting tom yum soup at the end of my run.