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One attribute that many successful athletes have in common is their ability to set the right goals, build progressive and manageable plans, and consistently focus on the process, day in, day out.

It’s simple enough to understand – but that doesn’t mean it’s easy in practice! There is, however, a hack.

Enter the humble journal…

Putting pen to paper is something many professional and elite athletes do, but it’s not just for the most gifted athletes. In a world of super shoes, treadmill testing, and high-tech sports watches, journalling is one of the more accessible ways to boost your performance.

In fact, if you don’t currently keep a journal, you could be missing out on a whole range of benefits that you could gain from putting aside just a couple of minutes each day.

Keeping a journal can help you:

  • set (and achieve!) the right goals
  • stay accountable
  • structure your training and routine
  • do the ‘little things’ consistently
  • record your progress
  • boost motivation and discipline
  • overcome anxiety, and improve self-confidence and awareness
  • spot areas of development
  • become a better learner
  • learn to focus on the process and enjoy the journey
  • avoid injury and repeating the same mistakes
  • capture your story and give you something to look back on

Run Journal

The brand-new Run Journal is the first in a range of sports journals by Performance Journals. With a classic notebook style and minimalist, functional design, it’s the perfect tool to help you get the best out of yourself and enjoy the journey.

Each Run Journal has six months of daily journal space; a goal setting tool; daily, weekly, 13-week and 6-month planning tools; weekly, monthly, 13-week and 6-month review tools; race schedule and race day planning space; general and overflow notes space; and a handy back pocket (for storing things like race numbers).

The Run Journal is made using high quality, sustainable materials, and comes with a guidebook, as well as optional extras, including 13-week wall planners, a sticker sheet, and a presentation slip case for smart bookshelf storage.

About Performance Journals

Performance Journals is a new brand created by Nick Howard – a Sheffield-based copywriter, editor, and runner for over 25 years – in collaboration with Edinburgh-based creative design agency, White Light Media, who helped design the brand, website, and the Run Journal itself.

Nick said: “After keeping a running journal of some sort for over two decades, I’ve found that putting pen to paper for just a few minutes each day is really helpful and a great way to capture your memories.

“That’s why I created Performance Journals – sport-specific journals to help athletes of all abilities with goal setting, planning, and recording and reviewing your progress. They’re sustainably made, with a classic style, minimalist design, functional layout, and a few innovative features.

“Pulling it together has been a team effort. White Light Media’s Creative Director, Eric Campbell, and his team understood what I wanted to achieve with Performance Journals and the Run Journal. They were committed to building the personality of the brand around my vision and their attention to detail resulted in the brilliant product we have now.”

» Pre-order your Run Journal by November 14 and get 10% off with the exclusive Athletics Weekly readers’ discount. Visit and enter the code AW10 at the checkout. Offer valid until November 14, 2021

The post How keeping a Run Journal can help maximise your performance appeared first on AW.

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