- Not hitting a personal record (PR) in a race can be disappointing, but it doesn’t mean the entire race was a failure.
- It’s important to reflect on the race and identify any positive aspects or accomplishments.
- Be open to adjusting goals or reevaluating training methods for future races.
- Use the experience as motivation for next time and approach future races with a growth mindset.
- Remember that there are many factors that can affect race performance and not all of them are controllable.
Trifindr’s hot take:
Missing a time goal in a race can be disheartening, but it’s important to remember that finishing a triathlon, cycling, swimming, or running race is an accomplishment in itself. Reflecting on the race and finding the positives can help shift focus from the disappointment of missing a PR. Using the experience as motivation for future races and approaching them with a growth mindset can lead to greater success in the long term. Remember to also be kind to yourself and acknowledge that there are many factors that can affect race performance, not all of which are under your control. Keep pushing forward and celebrate your achievements along the way!