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Ask A Pro: Getting Over A Bad Season

  • By Samantha McGlone
  • Published Nov 26, 2012
  • Updated Jan 24, 2013 at 5:10 PM UTC
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image


It’s only triathlon
Sometimes we all need a reminder that sport is for fun and fitness, and a bad race is always better than no race. It is completely understandable to be disappointed after a poor result, especially when so much time and effort has gone into the preparation. Remember that no one really cares where you place except you. Or maybe your mom, but she loves you anyway.

Olympian Samantha McGlone (@samanthamcglone) is a former 70.3 world champion and was runner-up at the 2007 Ironman World Championship. She lives, trains and attends medical school in Tucson, Ariz.

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