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I run and run as the rains come

February 2, 2013

Pictures from the trip at: https://instagram.com/reidcoolsaet

Happy to continue to be a part of Team CEP Canada. 2013 CEP roster.

We’ve had some rain this week in Iten, which is unusual this time of year. Last year I didn’t see a drop of rain for 6 weeks. It’s been cloudy the past few days which is fine other than our solar power water heaters slightly missing the comfortable shower mark, not really a big deal.  When it did rain hard the trails were too mucky and we had to run on the main roads.  That forced me to run on the asphalt which I’m trying to do anyways now and then to get my legs prepared for a marathon. I got confirmed for a marathon this past week but I’m supposed to wait until the official press release to say anything…

On Friday I went down to Eldoret-Kitale Road (starting at Chepkoilel University) to do my session on a, relatively, flat asphalt road. Three Dutch runners rented a matatu to drive them down to Eldoret-Kitale Rd, follow them during their run and hand out bottles every 5km. Our sessions were similar in distance and it worked out well for me to get a few bottles during my marathon effort run. I call it a marathon ‘effort’ run because at 7000+ feet I’m not going to be running the same pace as sea level.  The session went well, I covered 31km and ran almost 22km at marathon effort.

Here’s a picture of the start of the Eldoret Discovery XC Senior men’s race from last weekend.

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And here is Eric’s video of the race

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2 Comments
  1. February 9, 2013 8:26 pm

    I seem to agree with pretty much everything that has been put into writing
    throughout “I run and run as the rains come FLOAT ON”.
    Thanks a lot for all the actual information.Thanks,Leanne

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