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20th January 2020 - Bucketlist Adventures

Day: 20 January 2020

Wambomba Gaston 20th January 2020 0

Kilimanjaro Marathon Preps

A good chunk of recreational runners the desire to do a marathon has always been about personal challenge. There are those who come out to test their own limits or prove to themselves that they can go the distance. Some foolishly been talked into by-I will tell you why foolishly someday. Some would like to lose weight, get healthier or raise awareness for a charity.

Kilimanjaro Marathon is right at the corner and preps are in proper gear! Conventional wisdom recommends that aspiring runners for a full marathon MUST run consistent base mileage for at least a year before embarking on a marathon training program.

One of the most common causes of injury is building weekly mileage too soon, too fast—so don’t underestimate the importance of consistently running week regularly before committing to training for a marathon. Running a few shorter races is an excellent way to prepare physically and mentally.

The Four Building Blocks of Marathon Training

The primary elements of marathon training are: 

  1. Base mileage. Build your weekly mileage over time, running three-to-five times per week.
  2. The long run. Do a long run every 7–10 days so your body can adjust gradually to long distances.
  3. Speed work. Practice intervals and tempo runs to increase your cardio capacity.
  4. Rest and recovery. Adequate rest helps prevent injuries and mental burnout.

THE KILIMANJARO MARATHON ROUTE

All races are marshalled, with traffic control and medics along the way.  

Sunday morning, the excitement around the event is enormous, with locals coming out to support the athletes.  The event finishes in the MoCu stadium, in Moshi – with music, food and lots of Kili lager available.

THE KILIMANJARO MARATHON WEEKEND

The atmosphere in Moshi over ‘race weekend’ is electric.  Can assure you of some awesome energy and vybe. Lots of places to explore including lots of restaurants and lively carbo-loading joints offering a full range of foods – from local fare including fantastic Indian, Italian and English menus. 

There are a good number of hotels in the area but book early as they get filled up over race weekend. We have awesome packages for this race! 22 SLOTS ONLY

KILIMANJARO PACKAGES

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