Q: How do you deal with a disappointing race?
Amy Marsh answers:
A: There are two types of athletes: those that have had a bad race and those who will have one. Every athlete has a bad race at some point in his or her career. It happens. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to get over the disappointment. Having some experience with this, I offer these four steps to help you move on from a bad race:
Step 1: Cry, mope around, eat Bon Bons if you need to – but don’t make a habit of it. You invested a lot of time, money and hard work. Understandably, you’re going to be upset. Throw yourself a pity party to help with the healing process, but don’t let it last more than a day or two.