I think it is a really good question! Most people are disappointed with their race results, and so am I.
I am really happy when I manage to race at 100% of my potential. This has been very rare for me, probably 20% of the triathlon races I have started over the past 5 years.
I try to put things into perspective, and so I feel like the comment that is sometimes made on ST is relevant and I try to keep it in mind: â€ścrossing the finish line a 70.3 or full IM distance race is an incredible achievement and should remain one for anyoneâ€ť. I race triathlon for fun, because I enjoy it. Not to blame myself because I am slow.
My Multiple Sclerosis races Ironman (at least for now...)