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Accentuate the Positive

We all know the classic prescription for success in endurance running - a solid aerobic base through mileage, plus speed training, hill work, flexibilty, strength conditioning and a nutritionally sound diet.

However there are other salient points which will help immeasurably, and one is to accentuate the positives.

The word 'negative' should not exist in your vocabulary. Negative thoughts are useless thoughts. The power of positive thinking can play a key role in running. If a negative situation arises, refuse to dwell on it. It is too draining and eventually self-defeating. Train yourself to allow negative thoughts and emotions to pass you by so that you can accentuate the positives in your life and running.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Don't just tell yourself - believe you are going to improve.
  • Move yourself mentally from your present state to a future achievement level in a series of achievable, continuous steps. Be realistic.
  • Once things are going well, stick with it and consolidate.
  • Set a plan to link it all together. Translate your thoughts into goals and write down your training paths towards them.

Positive thinking is not difficult if you erase the word 'negative' from your life.

Tailored Holidays

Tailored Running Holidays

All year round bespoke holidays, tailored for individuals, couples, families and groups




How we do it..

Qualified Running Guides drive you to the start of your off road runs, run with you, advise and inspire you



Running Holidays and More

Something for everyone..

Get the maximum out of your running break; wildlife, whisky, history, and loads of other activities



Race Events
Race Events

This year's NTS Crathes Half Marathon will held on Sat. 13th Sept. Online entries open now:

Lochnagar Running Trail

Take the Roads Less Travelled..

We've an amazing variety of on and off road routes to choose from; all colour coded for level of difficulty.

more info on race and training weekends


Douneside House

Great Places to Stay

Rest and recuperation for runners at some of the finest accommodation in the area. 

more info on race and training weekends


Running Tours

Running Tours

Fantastic running holidays; a Run Across Scotland or a Run Up The Highlands. Bookings for 2014 filling up quickly! Read Kirsty's account here and Lily's here!!     Running Tours