Have you ever had a really bad race? If you’ve done more than a few races, then I know your answer is yes. If you have never had a bad race, then you haven’t been racing for long.
The longer you’ve been racing, the wider variety of race experiences you’ve had, and most of you will eventually have a really horrible race. The good news is that bad races, over the time span of a running career, will be greatly outnumbered by the good ones, and, it is just human nature that the bad memories fade far more than the good ones. This is especially true of runners because we tend to be upbeat, positive people.
In this episode, I discuss what to do if race day turns out to be an unpredictably, unseasonably hot day, causing it to be much more difficult than expected.