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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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Camp Recap – Shrewsbury School 2019 Private Group

Camp Recap – Shrewsbury School 2019 Private Group

Camp Info Camp Type: Private Camp - Shrewsbury SchoolDates: December 13th - 17th 2019KE Staff: Willy Songok (Head of Guest Relations), Collins Kibet (Coach), Enock Kirop (Guest Relations & Photographer) + Run GuidesLocation: Iten, KenyaAccommodation: High Altitude...

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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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Camp Recap – Riversdale Athletics Club Young Athletes

Camp Recap – Riversdale Athletics Club Young Athletes

"Amazing, once in a lifetime experience"   Camp Info Camp Type: Private Camp - Riversdale Athletics ClubDates: April 13th - 27thKE Staff: Willy Songok (Head of Guest Relations), Hugo van den Broek (Head Coach), Collins Kibet (Coach), Enock Kirop (Guest Relations...

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Coach Blog: Part 2 Polarised Training (The 80/20 Method)

Coach Blog: Part 2 Polarised Training (The 80/20 Method)

This blog discusses the use of ‘Polarised Training’ in distance running training and is part 2 of a 2 part series. In my previous blog, I wrote about polarised training, or the so called “80-20 method”. If you need a reminder of what polarised training refers to,...

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