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Upsetting performance? How to get over it and move on to better times.

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Turning a negative into a positive may seem impossible, especially when your war wounds still sting. But the sooner you accept the past and learn from it, the faster you can move on to a PR-filled future. Here's how to recover. Scream and Shout Allan M. Due, 56, of Goldthwaite, Texas, was new to running when he started training for the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon . He followed a training schedule, lost 30 pounds, and felt prepared to break four hours on race morning. But he started too fast and then his left knee started to hurt. "It started with a twinge and got worse until it felt like a dagger," he says. He had to walk the last nine miles, finishing in 5:05. "I was devastated for days." After a bad race, many of us endure disappointment and, yes, even devastation, says Gloria Balague, Ph.D., a Chicago-based sports psychologist who works with USATF athletes. "Some runners...

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