Kenya 2014 – Dispatch #3
This morning I did my long run early and I thought I’d try and write my blog while most of the other runners were training so I could upload some photos. No luck, the internet can’t handle photos on wordpress. Perhaps if I made them really small it could work…
Training is going well. I had a track session of 400′s on Tuesday, fartlek on Friday and a 30km run this weekend. I do all my hard runs with the same local group and the rest of my runs with #wazunguwatatu or other people from the camp.
Kyle, John, Dane (Aussie runner) and I went on a run through a forrest which starts about 5km from the camp. I’ve been on this run in past years and it’s kind of become a tradition for me. Some of the trails are technical, there are creek crossings and very steep hills so it’s not a run I do often. The best part of the run is when we reach the edge of the Great Rift Valley at a spot where there are only a couple of little huts nearby.
It amazes me every time I go there because a car can’t drive up there (perhaps a rugged SUV could), there is no plumbing or electricity. Just a couple of thatched roofed mud huts, lots of different crops and a couple of friendly people surprised to see Wazungu. The kid we met, Aaron, spoke good english and we asked him a bunch of questions about his life out there.
This weekend there is a track opening ceremony and London Marathon press conference with some of the top runners. I should probably head over there soon and check it out the festivities.