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Top Tips from Brenda Martinez

September 17, 2017

"That feeling of not feeling sorry for yourself is something they’ve instilled in me from a young age."


Brenda Martinez is speedy on the track, but drives 'like an old lady'. The USA middle distance star and 2016 Rio Olympian shares some of her best bits of advice for on and off the track.

Championship tip
Keep doing what you have been doing and trust in the process. Consistency leading into a championship fills me with confidence. This helps relieve the pressure.

Psychological tip
One very useful tip I’ve learned from over the years is to write down a journal of all the things that I am grateful for. I feel that keeps me humble and can lift my mood. Writing down ten things I’m grateful for every day acts as a huge motivation.

I’ve been doing this since 2012 and I find it helps me appreciate the little things. If I have a bad day it also helps to motivate me.

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