You’ve got to write it down

You’ve got to write it down

Are you using a training log? No? Then I'm here to tell you it’s time to start, and it's not just historical record keeping that logs are useful for. A bit like starting a gym membership in January, then letting it lapse in March, keeping a log seems like a great idea...

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This isn’t about a race

This isn’t about a race

Originally this article was all set to be an account of my race at Trail Betws, I’m so pleased with the race and how fun it was, and I want to get that written up and posted for you.    But as I wrote this, the article changed in to my thoughts on...

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An Eventful 2016

Thanks to Cheryl for this guest blog, it's fantastic to see what other runners have achieved in the year and also get a feel for other races.  Over to Cheryl:   This year, the year 2016, I hadn't entered as many running events as I had the previous year. I...

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Runners Start Here!

Runners Start Here!

Are you a runner? Then read this article if you’d like to have a resource which will help you in your running training – for free.   Welcome to Focused performance, I’m Geoff and I’m a runner, on road and in the Mountains. I’m incredibly passionate about running...

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Fight or flight…running away

Fight or flight…running away

Today's blog is a really personal article written by a fellow twitterer and runner - Jill, who's fresh honesty really shines through in this.  It's often hard for so many of us to keep motivated, and when life throws significant challenges towards us then keeping up...

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The complete guide for new runners

The complete guide for new runners

I’ve been chatting to lots of you on social media who are considering starting out on your personal running journey. These first steps, and the way you tackle your first runs will make all the difference as to whether you run again or you hide your brand new trainers...

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Do this BEFORE you run a couch to 5K

Do this BEFORE you run a couch to 5K

For lots of people, their first foray into running may well be with a couch to 5K (C25K). This is a fantastic way of introducing yourself into running but it can be a little bit of a stretch for those folks who’ve never exercised previously, or have fallen out of the...

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