After the successes of David Weir, Mickey Bushell and Hannah Cockroft, Great Britain's wheelchair racers returned to earth at a sun-drenched Olympic Stadium on Tuesday morning.
Both Shelly Woods and Jade Jones missed out on a place in the final of the T54 800 metres, the latter by an agonising 0.02 seconds and Woods by 0.25secs.
Woods, who was eighth in the 5,000m, came third in her heat with only the top two going through automatically, but insisted she had not expected to make the final, with the marathon on the last day of competition her real gold medal chance.
And she revealed she would take motivation from the triumphs of Weir and Bushell in the 5,000m and 100m respectively.
"Dave's been incredible and Mickey last night was amazing," said the Blackpool athlete, whose next event is the 1500m. "I train with Mickey and Dave is such a great guy. It was amazing to watch that race, tactically he doesn't put a foot wrong and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of his races.
"The good performances from them inspire me, I want a good performance too. I'll keep going and look to that."
Jones, the 16-year-old coached by Tanni Grey-Thompson, finished fifth in the fastest heat won by American six-time Paralympic medallist Tatyana McFadden.
The Middlesbrough athlete, who went out in the heats of the 400m on Monday, also focused on the positives.
"I'm so much happier (than with the 400m) because I knew I couldn't do any more today," she said. "I was more relaxed. It was a difficult race but I'm happy with it, there was a lot of bumping and barging, but that's Paralympic sport."
Jamie Carter, a 17-year-old mentored by Weir, raised the mood, though, as he edged into the T34 final as a fastest loser, coming home fifth in 30.85s.