From long jump to sprints—although it isn’t an easy path at the highest level of athletics, it’s a transition that Tori Bowie has made look easy. But as she explained in a recent video for adidas, it was anything but.

“Both physically and mentally, to actually learn what you need to learn, you need to be 100 percent focused on what you’re trying to do,” Tori said. “I learn something new every single day I touch the track. Patience is the key word. We all way to become a legend overnight, but it’s not going to happen like that.”