Okay so here’s the thing I’ve realized about runners: They use everything that happens to themselves, positive or negative, to get faster. PRed in a race? They will want to beat that time. Injured? They will cross train and come back stronger and thirstier for running than ever before. Bad race? They will run the next one faster to prove their speed. So just realize that no matter whatever happens in practice or a race can only make you physically faster and mentally stronger.