Study: Answering the training intensity question!

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Study: Answering the training intensity question!

Many runners are constantly discussing and seeking the ideal training plan for a marathon. Although, I do not believe that there is the one and only way for everyone, this very interesting study and article by John Davis.
It is new information for me. I hope you can learn something from it as well. Incorporate this advice into your training plan! Train easier and run 23% faster in Kenya!

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What to eat before a morning workout?

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What to eat before a morning workout?

After reading this great article from Linzay Logan I just had to re-blog it! I am sure I am not the only one who loves those scenic sunrise-runs. I make them on a regular, especially when I practice for the Kenya Wildlife Marathon. But do I eat before I run? What do I eat and how much of it?
It definitely helped me to understand my body's "morning fuel needs" ! I hope it will help you just as much.

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Interview with ahotu Marathons

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Interview with ahotu Marathons

! Exciting News ! The directors of the renown  ahotu Marathons domain got hooked by our new marathon project and decided to publish an exclusive interview with our race director Sue Rudolph. Read the full interview here and find out about all the brand new information Sue released.

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Food = Energy

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Food = Energy

Every athlete knows that nourishing yourself correctly - especially before competitions - is the alpha and omega when it comes to bringing your body's and mind's performance to a peak! 
But did you also know that Kenya's local cuisine offers first-class dishes which are not only super tasty but also healthy and sublime energy suppliers?
Well, glad you have us. Check out this article and learn about Kenya's delicious local cuisine. You will be surprised how big of a boost it will give you for the Kenya Wildlife Marathon 2015.

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Helen Jenkins - Life as a professional Triathlete

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Helen Jenkins - Life as a professional Triathlete

Helen Jenkins is a big name amongst today's professional athletes. She is not only a professional triathlete who can be seen in major sport events but also a passionate consultant for the Sports Nutrition company Science in Sport.

In this article, she enlightens us about her training, her rituals, her events and the one or another surprising disclosure. It is based on her speech at The Copper Box Arena for the launch of the new SiS Whey Protein.

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Kenya - Vivid Impressions

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Kenya - Vivid Impressions

We have already heard and learned a lot about Kenya. About its diverse culture as well as nature, about its heritage and we also got a personal insight of Ezekiel who enlightened us about life in Kenya, about life amongst undiscovered top athletes, poverty, hope and happiness.

Now, it is the right moment to turn all these words, sentences and stories into pictures. Hence, this blog article is a photo gallery that encompasses several different but breathtaking images of this quaint East African country. It is a little vivid foretaste of what awaits you in October, 2015.
Enjoy!

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Kenya - One Nation - Plenty of different Cultures

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Kenya - One Nation - Plenty of different Cultures

Did you know that Kenya has no one culture that identifies it? With such diverse regional peoples such as the Swahili along the coast, several pastoralist communities mainly in the North and the different communities in Central and Western regions, having a mutually acceptable cultural identification is difficult.
Our mission is not only to create a sustainable marathon tradition in Kenya but also to educate the people about this truly amazing country!
Read this article and learn about Kenya's variety of tribes and religions.

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Interviewing a local Kenyan - The story of Ezekiel Oketch from Iten [Kenya]

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Interviewing a local Kenyan - The story of Ezekiel Oketch from Iten [Kenya]

We managed to get an interview from Ezekiel Oketch who is currently the Director of the Champions Running Store in Iten (Home of the Champions), Kenya.

Take a few minutes and learn about Ezekiel's life being surrounded by running champions. Iten is a truly athletic town and the Kenya Wildlife Marathon gives you the opportunity to experience this from an amazing athletic point of view.

"Running in Iten for any fun runner is running in the presence of greatness. It will make you appreciate the beauty of nature and why we must protect it." (Oketch, 2015)

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Let's go back in history...

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Let's go back in history...

Let's do not only talk about the beauty of running. It cannot hurt to go a little bit back in history and discover where this beauty has its origin. This article bases its content in a short run back through time. Back to 490 B.C. when this brave run was more important than ever.

By means of the Kenya Wildlife Marathon,   we also want to celebrate a great deal of this tradition.

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Which shoes to buy?

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Which shoes to buy?

Just as Formula 1 pilots need the right set of tires on their racing machines, having the right shoes on your feet greatly contributes to your performance on the race track. As proper shoes are usually not quite cheap, this article is published to enlighten about all the essential little points you need to take into consideration before you spend a lot of money on running shoes. We want to make sure that your next new pair of shoes perfectly fits your feet and needs! Don't spent money on the wrong pair of soles. 

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The Art of Recovery

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The Art of Recovery

It is very important to know that recovery-time is just as essential as workout-time for your body. It does not just happen, you need to coax it along carefully. You need to give yourself, your muscles, your heart and your soul a proper amount of time to recover and regain energy. It is not all about run, run, run or do, do, do! It is also about resting and taking some time off!
Since recovery is so crucial, this article is about how and when to recover!

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12 Tips for your Trail Run Training

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12 Tips for your Trail Run Training

Is a trail run part of your bucket list or will it maybe become one in the near future? Or do you just need some fresh advice for your training?

This is for all you run-lovers out there who are into trail running. Although training for a trail run is usually different than for road runs, you do not need to be intimidated! There is less to it than you think. Once you passed your first few miles in the beautiful nature you will absolutely be hooked! Trail running takes you to places you have only seen in the best picture-books. 

Read this article and learn how to get there.

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Kenya: UNESCO World Heritage Country

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Kenya: UNESCO World Heritage Country

You may ask yourself what Kenya has to offer beside its game parks and beautiful scenery? Well, did you know that Kenya is home to 6 unique world heritage sites identified by the UNESCO? These 6 sites have been identified precisely due to their historical, cultural, archaeological as well as natural value. 

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