My very first Olympic distance race was in 2008 at the Wildflower triathlon. On the run, each kilometer was marked and I mistook the signs for miles. I got to 4 “k” into the run thinking it was 4 miles. Perfect, 2 miles to go. I ran hard for 3 more k’s and saw 7 and finally realized they were kilometers instead of miles. At that point I figured I might as well finish the run out hard. I ended up having the fastest run in the field by over a minute, by “accident.” Adapting to different courses and scenarios is a key part to competing well and being prepared for anything.