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Camp Recap – March 2020 Training Focus Weeks

Camp Recap – March 2020 Training Focus Weeks

"Everybody, the coaches, staff, locals and running mates were just outstanding"   Camp Info Camp Type: Training Focus WeeksDates: March 8th  - 21stKE Staff: Willy Songok (Head of Guest Relations), Callum Jones (UK management), Hugo van den Broek (Head Coach), Collins...

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Critical Coaching: Optimism, Pessimism, and Realism

Critical Coaching: Optimism, Pessimism, and Realism

In this blog I want to take a look at the importance of being critical as a coach and how finding the right trade-off between optimism and critical analysis can have a significant effect on the athletes being coached. The opinions I present in this piece are based...

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Tim Brown – A Personal Reflection on The Kenya Experience

Tim Brown – A Personal Reflection on The Kenya Experience

In February 2020 8 guests from around the world took part in our Kenya Experience Original camp. You can read about our February Original Camp in our Camp Recaps section here One of those 8 guests included Tim Brown from the UK who joined us for a training camp in...

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Training Myths: Kenyan Hills

Training Myths: Kenyan Hills

This blog is about a workout that is commonly performed by western athletes and is usually referred to as "Kenyan Hills". It may surprise you to know that this workout is very rarely, if ever, performed by Kenyan runners! Many of you will have heard of a training...

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Mental Skills Training For Runners

Mental Skills Training For Runners

This blog talks about mental training for distance runners Time to try something new? With travel and movement restrictions now in place around the world people are looking for new and innovative ways to stay in shape and get their daily dose of exercise. Lets face...

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Base Training: A Typical Program for the 5-10k Runner

Base Training: A Typical Program for the 5-10k Runner

This blog discusses Base Training for Distance Runners and provides a sample training schedule from Kenya Experience Head Coach Hugo van den Broek With races all across the world being cancelled or postponed, now is a great time to work on building those all important...

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Hill Training For Distance Runners

Hill Training For Distance Runners

This blog discusses hill workouts for distance runners and how to incorporate them into your training. The author is The Kenya Experience Head Coach Hugo van den Broek. Hugo is a long time resident of Iten Kenya where he was previously a professional marathon runner...

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Can we push ourselves to the limit?

Can we push ourselves to the limit?

Coach Hugo’s Blog: Can we push ourselves to the limit? This blog explores the ideas of the Central Governor Theory & the impact of the mind more generally in endurance performance in runners  As a coach I often say something like: “run with 80% effort”. Lately I...

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Junk Mileage and Junk Quality

Junk Mileage and Junk Quality

In his latest coaching blog, Kenya Experience Head Coach Hugo van den Broek discusses the age old adage of quality versus quantity. Is one better than the other and how do you determine this? He goes on to ask if there such a thing as ‘Junk Mileage’ and introduces the...

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A Guide to Post-Race Nutrition

A Guide to Post-Race Nutrition

This is the third part of a three part series on race day nutrition. Parts one and two looked at pre-race and mid-race nutrition respectively. In this blog I will discuss nutrition strategies for optimal recovery after your race. Race day is a big day for us runners,...

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