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Running

Endurance training

Is endurance training boring or is it just difficult?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I write this blog on the verge of completing my sixth marathon. That’s not just six runs of 42km. It is six batches of four months of long-distance running, day after day, week after week.So, when the inevitable excuse of why people don’t perform endurance training gets thrown at me…… ‘it’s just so boring!’, I am left to query: Do I have an ability to block out boredom that others can’t? or is there more to it than that?The first and most important distinction to make: people who don’t like running, don’t like it because it is hard! It’s not...

Running in Kenya

Home of Champions: part two

Sunday was rest day. By rest, this meant a 4am start for safari day. Having been stopped for speeding enroute to Lake Nakuru and our bus breaking down when returning, this truly was a ‘Kenyan Experience’. Alas our sightings of lions or leopards didn’t materialise however multiple zebras, giraffes, water buffaloes, rhinos and baboons were the order of the day.[vc_empty_space height="10px"]Kenyan running methodThen week 2 began. We were gently broken into the running in week 1. This allowed us to acclimatise to the thinner air and the increasing mileage. Week 2 was more about quality work. It began with a...

Running in Kenya

Home of Champions: part one

Following an insanely long journey which involved choosing to stay awake on the first 7 hour flight (when I had three seats to myself) so that I can sleep on the second six hour flight (where I was stuck with two parents and their one year old boy, crying for the duration), I then had a six hour wait in Nairobi airport before finally boarding the flight to Eldoret. Only, within 5 mins of this tiny, old plane taking off, enjoying a bit of shut eye so that I can forget that I was in a toy box of a...