Episode 360: Marta Pen Freitas – 2x Olympian for Team Portugal & Running with the Brooks Beasts

Marta Pen Freitas is on the podcast today! Marta is a two-time Olympian from Portugal. She trains in the United States with the Brooks Beasts and has big dreams for medaling on the world stage. Marta ran for Mississippi State where she was an NCAA Champion in the 1500m.

In this episode, you are going to hear all about how she got started with running, what brought her to Mississippi State, why she loves training with the Brooks Beasts, and so much more!

What we talked about:

3:25- Altitude camp with the Brooks Beasts

7:45- Living on a houseboat in Seattle

11:35- Growing up in Portugal and how she got into running

22:10- Qualifying for her first Olympic team in 2016 while running for Mississippi State

30:45- Her mindset shift in running

43:15- Why she decided to join the Brooks Beasts

47:45- Advice for running workouts

56:50- Breathing exercises that she does after workouts and how she focuses on being present

1:02:20- What’s next for Marta

1:05:20- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

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