Running solo

Running solo

We're in challenging times. It's something of a catchphrase for Spring 2020 (open-ended of course)! For us runners though it's not so easy to pop a catch-all catchphrase on to how the lock down is affecting us and our individual and collective psyches'. To start with...

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More miles? Have your legs had enough?

More miles? Have your legs had enough?

I've been asked by a number of the runners I coach, and on some of my runners workshops recently, how many miles they can build up to within a certain period of time. This is an interesting question and one that will inevitably differ depending on the runner asking...

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Mindfulness and Running

Mindfulness and Running

Have you wondered how to make each run as fun and enjoyable as your very first few runs?     Or maybe you've heard about the state of mind some runners talk about, called Flow? Perhaps you already practise mindfulness and would like to find practical ways of...

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How can you fit it all in?

How can you fit it all in?

The Opportunity Cost We’re all familiar with the opportunity cost of doing one thing, which prohibits us from doing another. It’s one of those economic  arguments that mean to have one thing, we necessarily can’t have another. So as runners it’s interesting that...

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Passion? You need to stop looking for it

Passion? You need to stop looking for it

Passion - are you searching for it? Have you ever taken the journey into work first thing on a Monday and thought you needed a chaange of scenery, to get out there and find something you're passionate about? Ever thought about that while running? What do I mean? Well...

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How your brain changes when you run

How your brain changes when you run

Writing a book very often requires research. The form that research takes however, can be diverse, very diverse indeed. Let's look at a book I'm currently writing, on nutrition for runners, within that envelope I've come across all manner of different pieces of...

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Are you still accepting injury?

Are you still accepting injury?

Injured?  It's time to look inward.   Lots of you know me from my social media work and from racing, and you'll already know I'm working on performance improvement for all runners.    One of the principal areas that runners can make strategic...

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When do you want to start running?

When do you want to start running?

When do you want to start? For lots of runners knowing where to start (and how) can be a tricky problem.  I get it, for many of us starting out as a runner isn't easy - there isn't a 'beginners training plan' not everyone has a group of friends who are already...

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It’s the small things that impact!

It’s the small things that impact!

Here's something that might not inspire you.....the expression it's time to take stock.  I'm currently on the train travelling up from London and the opportunity has popped up for me to write this post, it wasn't planned it just presented itself.  You might...

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5K to 10K Transition Plan

5K to 10K Transition Plan

Hi!  If you read my blog at Focusedperformance then you’ll know I love to help people run, regardless of where they are right now.    I’m Geoff and I’m a British Athletics Running Coach and I’ve written a top 10 amazon ebook called The Runners Guide to...

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