Recovery Running: A Follow Up Opinion Piece

[Train the Kenyan Way Blog Series] In our last blog Callum wrote an excellent article on the oft misunderstood ‘recovery run’ and how it is used by Kenyan runners in Iten. This led me look at my own approach to these runs and question whether things I had taken for...

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Recovery Running; What’s the Point?

[Train the Kenyan Way Blog Series] A small village called Iten in rural Kenya has produced some of the finest distance runners in the history of the sport; Olympic champions, world record holders and professional athletes choose to make this their training ground....

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My Guide to Kenyan running: A Personal Reflection

My guide to Kenyan running: A personal reflection "Run, eat, sleep" For an extremely simple and concise guide to Kenyan running I could just leave it at that. But I’m aware it doesn’t make a very interesting article. Not to say it's not true, in fact Songok would...

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Kenyan Running – Success Breeds Success

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and stumbled across the above photo on an account named 'notafraid2fail' which I later learned belonged to a rather brilliant photographer called Jason. The caption simply read: "just a casual walk to school seeing some of the...

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Rainy Season in Iten – Is it a Washout?

Thinking of training in Kenya? Looking at a Kenyan running camp but being put off by reports of rain? Keep reading to get the low down to what rainy season in Kenya is really like. We've received a lot of enquiries and questions on social media in the past few weeks...

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Eliud Kipchoge: The Day I Met my Hero

When I first set out to write this post I intended it to be a breakdown of Kipchoge’s phenomenal London marathon win; each split analysed, his average pace scrutinised, why he may have gained a second here or lost one there. One for the ‘running nerds’ out there. (You...

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Post Marathon Recovery – The Importance of Rest

The post marathon recovery and return to training period can be as confusing as the build up to the race itself. You have successfully navigated your way through the marathon but now you are wondering what you should be doing to recover. You are asking yourself if you...

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London Marathon 2018 Elite Preview

London Marathon Elite Race:  There is always a lot of excitement around London Marathon but this year it seems to have been raised another notch. London Marathon is consistently the years best Marathon race with the top athletes from the famous Kenyan training camps,...

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Marathon Tips: Stay Calm During Race Week

With London Marathon now just around the corner and many of you now in the middle of your marathon taper, we wanted to take a look at what you should be focussing on outside of the running itself and what you can do (and avoid doing) to ensure the best possible...

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The Marathon Taper – Top Tips for a great Marathon Race

The Marathon Taper You’ve put in months of dedicated hard work during your marathon build up; long endurance runs, tempo workouts, lung busting interval training, maybe you even went on a training camp for a week or two to really get yourself into shape. The hard work...

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