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  • Writer's pictureDoug Morris

How Triathletes Can Learn from a Failed Performance

OK, you experienced a bad race. Shit happens. Do you know how to get back on your bike saddle after learning from this bad experience?

If you think only about bad race performances in a negative view, then you won't benefit from the opportunity to learn about what to do better, not to do, and race tactics to perform differently in future triathlons. If you don’t want to learn, then continue to behave like a failed triathlete who:

  • Gives excuses

  • Blames others

  • Fakes sickness, injury, or equipment failure

  • Pretends that this outcome was the plan

  • Refers back to spectacular successes

  • Wears his bitterness like a finisher’s medal

  • Forgoes acknowledging others for their performances

  • Gives up

Ready to move forward to be a Never Fails Triathlete?

A smart triathlete never fails if she learned from a race performance and applies that knowledge forward in training and her next race.