>General Running>Postcard Tips from Camp Marafiki
Interval Junkie --Nobby
Two of the sub-3s I train with went to Marafiki Running Camp. It's a week-long Kenyan running camp in New Mexico. They enjoyed the hell out of it and came back with some interesting tid-bits:
My sub-3 (2:45 & 3:01, actually) training buddies were by far the slowest at the camp. They had a great time.
MTA: "Kenyans don't count miles" missed the negative.
2014 Goals: sub-3 Marathon ("Congrats! It's tough to race with poop in the mind" --Wing)
Current Status 03/17: Drinking beer and eating crap -- all the things I couldn't do before the marathon
If they convert time to miles, then they must be doing that based on perceived effort. Unless they had a map or something.
I am not surprised they don't drink. Or not much. That's the old school "duh" that got munched by the "drink before you are thirsty" crowd and the sportsdrink companies. See: Waterlogged.
I am totally not surprised that recovery runs are slow.
I am totally not surprised that they do a bit of fast running within a shit ton of easy running.
WOOHOO! Sounds like a super fun camp. Plus New Mexico is pretty.