Now no athlete ever wants to be reminded of the time ticking away, so I’m not quite sure why I feel compelled to remind Jessica of the remaining time. Maybe it’s the sadistic pleasure in telling them how precious the time is, in the hope that they’ll focus more and give 100% at every training session.
In fact, the opposite is true and holding Jessica back is more likely the case. The lessons of missing the 2008 Olympics are still very clear in my mind and avoiding those mistakes is 'the' major motivator to me.
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